I figured I’ll be updating every 3 days, but I got so busy working from home and my mother visiting me for the weekend, so here goes…
Day 4 - Still having a bit of cravings. I couldnt give up, my coffee yet. During the night I felt super hungry but I was able to sleep it off. I just want this to be over soon
Day 5 - I wasn’t at all hungry through out the day. I had coffee when I woke up, and pretty much just chugged on my gallon of water. I was pretty busy and distracted with stuff. But again, dinner time is always the toughest for me. Come 7pm, I had to drink something aside from coffee and water. I gave in and had some fish broth. I felt guilty after but I thought, it’s not so bad? I didnt eat any solid. Not such a huge damage on my fast I guess? I’m still on track and I can be a bit more in control tomorrow.
Day 6 - My mother suddenly visited. Really happy to see her but this means I will have food around me. I managed to convince her that I’m doing alright with my fast. Kept feeding her all my remaining food in the kitchen. for dinner I had to make something just for the sake of eating together. I made some broth again, and cooked some air fried chicken and veggies for her. I have to say, I couldnt stop drinking broth. I had to stop myself on my third cup! So far I havent been light headed, which is good, because I used to get headaches and dizziness around the 5th day on wards.
Day 7 - I feel energized and chirpy. My mom and I just wouldnt stop talking. I was quite thirsty though. I couldnt stop drinking water. I had 3 cups of coffee too. For dinner I had to make something again, my mother wants me to at least have something to eat while we watch a movie over dinner. I made pretty much the same broth that I’ve had the night before but I think it’s a bit saltier. I’ve become very paranoid with sodium the past few months because I’ve noticed how it makes my face bloat, along with alcohol. My broth bugged me for a good few hours, but I just decided to chug a bunch of water; and for the first time, I took my supplements of calcium, magnesium and pottasium.
Day 8 - Finally on week 2! Well I’ve decided to be more strict today. I just had water throughout the day. My mother left in the afternoon so I didnt need to make the broth. For dinner I had green tea instead, and currently sipping on my gallon of water. Earlier tonight, around 7pm I had a bit of tingling on my right hand and on my right pectorals. This happens when I’m low on potassium, so I took my supplements and electrolytes. I’m going to be up until late, I reckon, and I get the feeling that I might crave broth later. In that case I guess I’ll just have to do apple cider shots or make a cup of coffee or tea.
I really want my next days to be just purely water but I cant seem to control myself. I’ll try to stick to just water tomorrow + supplements. Wish me luck!