Well, I have completed Day 2 of my 10 Day fast, and am halfway through Day 3 now! It is time to post a report about my experiences in Day 2 now.
The longest I had ever fasted previously to this was just a total of 36 hours, that was a week or two ago. It was no problem at all. Now, I have completed 2 1/2 days of fasting, and I am feeling great. Actually, I have been doing Intermittent Fasting for more than a month now but started my long-term fast 2 1/2 days ago.
I worried that Day 2 was going to be very difficult because I had heard some people online talking about how difficult Day 2 is. I have also heard that Day 4 is very difficult. I did not experience too much in the way of difficulty yesterday, though.
Difficulties I experienced
As I said, the difficulties were very minor. I experienced two things:
- I had some dizziness starting in the morning but found that it was low blood pressure. I was taking 3 different drugs to treat hypertension, now I am taking only 1 of the 3 drugs, and I am monitoring my blood pressure every few hours, or anytime that I feel a need to check it. As of this morning (halfway into day 3), my blood pressure is now a bit higher, so I am not overly worried about this, but I am monitoring it.
- Tired. About 1 PM I got extremely tired, and I slept for about an hour. This happens sometimes and is not too much out of the ordinary. I don’t even think it is related to the fasting because most of the time my energy levels are very high.
I did not report yesterday about weight loss, so today I will report Days 1 and 2.
Day 1 Weight
Before Starting the fast, I weighed 281.6. After Day 1 my weight was 278.6.
I lost 3 pounds on Day 1.
Day 2 Weight
At the end of Day 2, I weighed 276.6.
Day 2 weight loss: 2 Pounds
Plans for Today
I will be going to my doctor’s clinic today. I need to have some blood work done in advance of a couple of Doctor appointments next week. I should have my blood results by noon, so I can see if anything is out of line, but I don’t think anything will be bad. I get my blood tests regularly (at least quarterly) and my results have been running all within normal levels, or even below normal, so it is good. I am sure I will continue that with today’s results!
I don’t expect any fasting issues today. I think I will continue enjoying the fast and moving forward to better health!
See you tomorrow for my Day 3 Update!