Day 4 Recap and Day 5
Water Fasting day four recap and day five.
Date: 7/19/2010 10:13:47 AM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1454 times
Yesterday was interesting in that I had tons of energy. I was able to do some light cleaning and washing dishes. The only issue I encountered was when I was preparing the Sunday dinner.
Typically the Sunday meal is the largest of the week in our family. This week was to be a pork tenderloin with baked potatoes, salad and homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I'm not sure I'm in ketosis yet, because smelling the tenderloin cooking about broke me. I haven't eaten meat in 16 years and yet I could see myself just devouring the whole roast. Then came preparing the chocolate chip cookies (which symbolize my ultimate addiction to sweet treats) I had to be constantly on guard that I wasn't licking my fingers or the bowl. I know that fats and sugar are at the root of my food addiction and thinking about it like that helped to control the urge to eat.
I luckily I made it through that obstacle and calmly prepared my Yogi Fasting tea to enjoy while the family was eating. The funniest thing happened though. After a few sips of the tea, I didn't really want any more of it. It seemed much to rich to the taste. Which is amusing as it was only herbal tea and water. I guess my body has adjusted to only having water. It will be interesting to see my reaction to rich bananas and oranges when I transition off the fast.
This morning was a little rough initially. Once again I only slept about 6 hours. Waking at 4AM to read for a few hours until my day had to begin. Preparing everyone's lunches for the day and driving my daughter to the sitter was a bit of a challenge. i felt a little loose-limbed and could feel my heart pounding as I moved around. Once home everything is fine.
Luckily I work from home, so this fast won't interfere with my work in least. Unless of course it becomes unbearable for me to type or converse on the phone. I wonder if the urges to eat I get while preparing meals for family are simply the food addiction talking. Because when I'm not surrounded by the delish smells, I'm fine. But the minute I smell fresh baked goods or something sugary the compulsion to eat becomes to strong to ignore. It will be interesting to work through this and develop my resolve to resist temptation. Don't they say that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit? Hopefully at the end of this fast I will no longer have a Pavlovian reaction to fats and sugar.
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