Day Two - Evening
a bit more rough and complex end to a day of water fasting
Date: 11/2/2008 8:51:33 PM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 1301 times
I am writing earlier tonight than I intended for a couple of reasons. First of all I will probably go to bed early, despite already having a three hour nap in the middle of the day and getting 8 hours of sleep last night. I was prepared for all of this since doing my research on water fasting, and I am glad I took this week off of all work and deadlines.
But also I seem to be hitting the first rough patch and writing through it will help. Most of the day I pretty much breezed through, still with it all being so much easier than I expected. There was a few difficult moments, there was a big, annual festival today that the family attended and smelling all that great fun, food was a bit rough, but not too bad and it was easier to handle than I would have imagined. At one point we walked into a chocolate shop, and though I had been pleased that not one single chocolate treat that showed up during Halloween was the least bit tempting, walking in and smelling all of that warm, high quality, freshly made chocolate was pretty hard. I took a few really deep breaths to take in the full aroma and I enjoyed it and it actually stopped the craving!
My energy level through the day was pretty decent, in fact this morning I felt pretty bright and cheery, ready to take on the day. Walking around out in the sun at the festival was no problem and didn't feel like it took much out of me at all. Although when we got home I felt the need to lay down and ended up sleeping three solid hours, it was a bit difficult to wake up as well. I felt a little groggy, and it took me some time to focus. I also got up out of bed far too quickly and had a very intense dizzy spell. I made it through all of the family meals without the slightest urge to eat, but the smell of my son's dinner made my stomach ache a little in a hunger sort of way. Tonight I was going to do a few random things and writing projects but I have found it difficult to keep on track, my mind wanders a bit and I am having just a little bit of trouble keeping on schedule, it's nothing big and it's not worrisome but it is noticeable.
The dry mouth and bad breath problem has started for me too. That is driving me crazy, I am a little bit obsessive about having a clean mouth and fresh breath so I have been brushing and rinsing sometimes as often as every hour. I've also noticed the slightest bit of mucous starting to build up, but I was well prepared for that and recognize it as a good thing and something that is supposed to happen.
There was a really great part of the day, I did an extended hot shower and took a fair amount of time with my own sugar/olive oil scrub. The luxury time for myself was nice and my skin took to the scrub better than ever before, it felt better than ever going on and as soon as it was rinsed off my skin felt incredibly, soft and fresh.
Right now my stomach is hurting a little and I finally feel grumbles of hunger. It's a feeling that is making me a little nauseous and I think after I write this I am going to get to bed to put the feelings to rest for the night. I am assuming this is all natural and part of the process but I am keeping aware of any danger signs.
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