Weight Loss: 3.3 lbs
Total Loss: 19 lbs
I was reading up on other people’s experiences with 40 day fasts, and some, during the first and second weeks, had cramps, headaches, and were vomiting. I am pleased to say that I am blessed to not have experienced any of that! For days 7 – 10 the word that can best describe my mind is “alert.”
I had stronger hunger pangs on Day 7, but they were not difficult to overlook. The feeling of fatigue still hits me if I over exert myself, as well as lightheadedness if I stand up too quickly. Even something as simple as putting my grandmother’s wheelchair in the trunk is more difficult than usual.
Another awesome part of this fast is that, I find that the longer I fast, the less sleep I need. This week I noticed that I’ve only been getting 4-5 hours of sleep, but I feel wide awake and energized during the day.
Black Coffee is My New Fave
Up until Day 8, I was able to drink one cup of coffee with 1-2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Amazingly though, on Day 8, I couldn’t even drink half of my coffee with heavy cream. In fact, every time I took a sip of my coffee, I would become utterly turned off by it. I now prefer to drink black coffee! That is very unusual for me.
My Aunt Jumped On Board!
Guess what? On Day 8….my aunty joined me! She has a goal of fasting for 7 days. If she feels like she can go longer by the 7th day, then she will keep going. I’m so excited because I have a partner now! This will make the rest of the fast easier to get through…I think.