Day 2 - Still going..
I'm not going anywhere!
Date: 11/14/2007 9:32:30 AM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 2173 times
Its the morning of Day 3 - here are my day 2 findings.
Day 2 was intense. I had a lot of errands to run on foot so it took a lot of energy out of me. Parent/teacher conference for my daughter and another meeting during the day kept me busy and my focus off of the fast. I was not hungry at all but I did find myself thinking about food a lot. I had food dreams the night before and the foods I dreamed of were sugary foods like cakes and pies. Throughout the day I thought about foods such as onions and potatoes and plantains. Starchy and sugary vegetables, and also roast beef. Could my body be craving sugar for energy and roast beef for protein.?
The most difficult part of the day was dinner time. My husband was too tired to cook so I had to cook and he wanted a particular meal. Spinach and cheese stuffed shells and steak. I got so cranky while I was cooking because I felt like this was supposed to be the hardest day and here I am making dinner, I knew for sure I would cave. But surprisingly I didn't. I didn't even taste what I was making. I stayed focus on what and whom I was dedicating Day 2 to and I didn't dare disrespect my cause. A cause makes the fasting easier. After I made the cheese stuffing and marinated the steak and put the shells to boil, my mother-in-law comes over with a big pan of food. She says don't start cooking I have food. So I put the stuffing, steak and boiled shells away for the next night's dinner. It worked out perfectly because once I saw those shells I'm sure I would have caved.
Day 2 is dedicated to a miscarriage I had about 3 years ago and the baby I never knew and partly dedicated to a stillborn baby my brother and his wife had 13 years ago. He was a beautiful 9 month old fetus named Ian Daniel. This thought kept me strong through day 2.
Physically - a little drained but not more than usual. Down about 5 pounds since day 1. 3 watery BMs throughout the day.
Mentally - I am still having some jumbled speech but I am thinking more clearly. Although I did have an intense bible conversation with my aunt-in-law and it drained me. I couldn't continue past a certain point because I felt like my brain was working too hard. I even found watching Curb Your Enthusiasm to be a bit exhausting but absolutely hilarious.
I am trying to get as much recuperative rest as possible. Impossible with a toddler and an autistic 9 year old daughter in the 4th grade but I am trying.
Tip - Be careful of dizziness and black outs. The heart is resting as much as it can during water fasting. Before you stand up, take one or two deep breaths to get the heart pumping. If you start to back out, sit down or crouch down on one knee. This will immediately stop the dizziness.
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