So, after many many 24-48-72 hour fasts, not making any progess toward beating my hiscore, here I am at day 6. I decided to fast because I'm seeing a friend I havent seen in aaages next weekend, and though I cant make it all the way to 55 days (because i will have to eat when visiting him), I will fast until the night before I leave to see him. Because we'll be sharing a room and i do NOT want to deal with digestive;... uh... sounds in front of him lol. So best to break it before I get there. It's been challenging. I'm glad I've gotten this far (my longest fast ever!) and I'm pleased with some of the results already, but I was also getting a bit more hungry the past couple days, like, cravings wise. My body isn't in pain due to hunger, it's just hard seeing people around me eat so many tasty things ;-; lol.
A lot of weird symptoms have been happening though:
-tingling/loss of circulation in my legs
-EXTREME nausea on night 3, I puked a bunch of stomach acid i guess? lol but was fine after that night (brushed my teeth right after!)
-Headaches. So many headaches. I take a tylenol every morning at least.
-Weird muscle cramps (gotta be better about taking electrolytes) whenever I do anything physical
-very fatigued, having a hard time being perky at work
-8lbs lost so far!!! hehe YAY!!!
I almost wish I could keep going further than next weekend, but tbh it's the biggest motivator ever. I have a part of my body i'm immensely ashamed of, so quitting is not an option. I guess I needed a good enough reason to feel embarrassed with an added time sensitivity. I'll probably update some more soon!
Song of the day: The Wave by Patrick Watson