Well, I have now made it past Day 3 of my ten day fast. I have to say, Day 3 was sure a lot better and easier than Day 2. Day 2 presented only minor problems, but Day 3 was even better! At the publishing time of this post, I will have been fasting for a total of 85 hours! I sure never thought I’d be able to do that! As you know, my goal is to fast for 10 days, and I have really no doubt in my mind that I can do it.
Activity During Day 3
I had significantly more activity during Day 3 than previously. I had to go to the Medical Lab today (no emergency, this was pre-scheduled) to have some blood tests in preparation for some doctor appointments next week. Going to the lab and taking care of things did mean that there was some walking, doing things and such that increased my physical activity. On Days 1 and 2 I was mostly doing office work and such, so not that much physical activity. It felt good to get out and do some things, and I did not have any kind of weakness, tiredness or anything of the sort.
So Much Energy
I am really a bundle of energy while fasting, and Day 3 was no exception. I feel myself not wanting to do “time wasting” stuff like watching TV or those kind of things. I have a strong urge to do productive things. In fact, I find that I finish the office work that I need to take care of and I just stay in my office desperately trying to find more things to do!
In the past, when I would finish my work, I would tend to go mess around doing unproductive things.
One possible problem
Last night when I checked my blood sugar it was looking low, just 84. However, I made it through the night without incident. I will have to monitor closely today.
This morning my blood sugar is at 79. I feel fine though, not showing any sighs of hypoglycemia.
I reported that I had experienced some dizziness during Day 2. No more dizziness during Day 3. My blood pressure medication was adjusted, and it totally eliminated the dizziness problem! Glad to have that out of the way! I continue to monitor my blood pressure!
275.8. Lost .8 pounds.
I am really enjoying doing this fast. I am seeing signs that my body likes it too. My wife told me that she can see that my toenails were looking much more healthy. Before they were very dry, cracked and brittle. Remember, I have been doing intermittent fasting for over a month, so even though I have been doing continuous fasting only a few days, these improvements are already showing. I feel better than I have in decades, so that is a good thing.
I was joking with my wife that I feel so good that when my 10 days is up, I might decide to just keep going. I don’t think I’ll do that, though. I prepared myself to fast for 10 days, and that is what I will do. I do think, though, that after I finish this prolonged fast and do IF for a couple of weeks, I will probably go back to extended fasting for a round of 21 or 30 days next time. Of course, I have to see how the rest of this 10 day fast goes first, though, before deciding!
That is my report for the completion of Day 3. Tune in again tomorrow for my Day 4 results!