Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Day 2

In my opinion, day 2 is always the hardest. I have now been without food for 40 hours or so and my body is slowly starting to adjust by screaming, kicking, and throwing a fit like a petulant child. I am staving off a migraine, no doubt caused by lack of sugar and caffeine reduction. I am now starting to feel that feeling of emptiness, and though Im drinking a lot of water, my mouth feels somewhat dry and gross.

Day 2 is when you start questioning your life choices; wondering, what on Earth would make you decide to deny yourself such wonderful pleasures as eating. It doesn't help matters this is officially the first day back to work for most people after the holidays and with it brings lots of delicious goodies staring at me, taunting me, daring me.

Believe it or not, it's my favorite day, because today is the day I decide if I'm going to be beat and give in to my desires - like always, or if I am going to dig deep, find the mental fortitude to see this thing through, perhaps win this time. It doesn't begin on day 1. The struggle begins for real on day 2!

Stay tuned!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Day 1

So it begins, the easiest day of the journey... it's all uphill from here.

Motivation strong; Energy abundant - left over from the copious amounts of garbage consumed the day prior; Outlook great. Day 2, from past experience, will be miserable.

I won't get into the what's and the why's right - I'll save that for another post on another day. For now, this is merely the beginning of yet another New Year resolution... to be less addicted to food.

It's been nearly 7 years since my last fast; in that time I have learned quite a bit about myself, my body, and food. Over the coming days and weeks I plan to document the details of the fast as I have designed it, what I consume, and how I feel about it.

So let's begin...

  • men's daily multi-vitamin 
  • 28oz green smoothie (1.5 cups frozen berry medley, medium organic banana, 1 tbsp local honey, 5 ounces kale/spinach, water)
  • 1 medium dark roast coffee from Dunkin Donuts
  • 24 oz bottled water
  • 24 oz Vitamin D milk

Feeling good so far, some stomach grumbling due to hunger - try to drink every time I feel hungry, felt good energy all day but getting tired a little bit earlier in the evening.

That's all for now.