Well, Day 6 of my fast has been completed. I was successful in completing Day 6 without food.
I felt good most of the day, but right about the end of Day 6 (Day 6 ended at 6 PM), I started feeling quite weak. I never felt hungry, just weak.
I have taken steps to address this weakness, and the steps were very successful. I did not take any steps, though, until after Day 7 had started, so I will include that in tomorrow’s article about the fasting.
I still had some muscle pain in my legs, but it was less on Day 6 than the past few days. I was happy about that. I continued taking Potassium for that, I am not sure if that is what is decreasing the pain or not, but something has helped.
I am finding that when it is time to go to bed, I am having trouble getting to sleep. I have a lot of things rushing through my mind. I will say, when I finally do get to sleep, I am getting very deep and satisfying sleep, so it is kind of a trade-off.
I read that while doing a longer-term fast you tend to have very vivid dreams. I do not dream often, or at least I do not remember any dreams. However, the past couple of days I have been having some dreams that seem very real. Quite vivid. Nothing bad, rather good dreams of family and such. I dreamed of my father the other day, and he died about 25 years ago.
Again today, my blood sugar remained at the same levels that I was experiencing over the past few days. My Blood Sugar was 84 when I woke up, and remained at 84 and less throughout the day, down as low as 74. I am very happy with that. No hypoglycemia at all. It felt good.
274.0. No Change sine yesterday.
Weight loss since starting the fast: 7.6 pounds.
4 Days to go!
Everything is going well. The weakness was a concern, but like I said I will tell you more about that tomorrow. I have taken care of that, and I am not overly concerned about it.
This fasting experience, so far, has been a great learning experience. I have learned about my body, and my feelings about eating and food have been altered a lot. I hope that the things that I have learned will become functional in my day to day life in the future. I think they will!
Talk to you again tomorrow!