Days 8 and 9 - Playing catch up...
Sorry for the lag!
Date: 11/22/2007 12:16:55 AM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 1955 times
Sorry I took so long to blog on Day 8 and 9 I was extremely busy. I will try to sum up quickly.
He who would be superior to external influences
must first become superior to his own passions.
- Samuel Johnson
Day 8 - Down 2 more lbs. Today I almost quit. I was so tired and I started feeling hunger pains but I was able to maintain my fast. I administered an enema at about 8:30 pm with Clarkia mixed in. Now the following may be TMI so if you are squeemish move along to Day 9. After administering the enema I felt an intense pressure in my lower intestine. What came out next was a bulky BM with a whipworm on top. Gross I know. I attribute it to the Clarkia I have been drinking everyday and the Clarkia in the enema. The whipworm was about 10 cm long with a flat head. The BM was the first bulky BM I have had since I started this fast. It smelled rancid and was a strange yellowish color and it measured about 5 inches. I can only assume this was some trapped fecal matter waiting to come out. I have been feeling nausea the past 2 days and after expelling that BM I felt instantly better.
Day 9 - Lost another 1 lb. The weight loss has slowed considerably. The nausea has returned and it is hard to quell. I try drinking cold or hot water but it feels acidy. I haven't eaten anything so I can't attribute the nausea to anything. I feel so sick and hungry. I have been dreaming and thinking more and more about food. Today I became obsessed with the thought of soup. I just want some soup. I don't feel like I can take another day of this and I am losing it. I know tomorrow is the last day but I want to quit. My husband has been supportive throughout and he has been my rock today. I have been growing increasingly crankier each day. I think it has something to do with my menstruation. I don't think I should ever fast during this time again. Once it came down I felt significantly bad and depleted of energy.
Tip: Believe it or not, cold water is absorbed faster by your body than water at room temperature or at body temperature. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that water and other drinks be chilled when used for exercise. Research has shown that cold water passes through the stomach faster and is therefore sent to the intestines for quicker absorption. During and after exercise, you want to rapidly replace fluids lost due to sweat, so cold water and cold sports drinks are preferred.
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