Well, I have completed Day 4 of my 10 Day Fast, I am almost halfway there! Day 4 went well, no real big problems. No big concerns.
I was not sure how Day 4 would be, because I heard that on a long fast like this, the 4th day tends to be the worst (I heard the same thing about Day 2). I did not find Day 4 to be the worst, though. As of now, I would say that Day 2 was the worst so far, it was not all that bad.
During day 4, I used no blood pressure medication, and my blood pressure is ranging between 100/60 up to 110/70, very good. When I started this fast, I was using 3 different BP medications, so being off of them all now feels really good. I will have to see how the BP is after the fast is finished, though. I expect that I may need to use at least 1 (or possibly more) again, but I hope to get down to no more BP meds permanently soon.
No dizziness at all on Day 4.
I told you yesterday that I was concerned about possible hypoglycemia. At bedtime last night, my Blood Sugar was 81. When I woke up it was 78, and I saw it as low as 74 today. I never felt hypoglycemic, though. No sweats or clamminess. I felt fine all day long. Today, I am feeling fine and not worried about hypoglycemia anymore. My Blood Sugar seems to have stabilized in the 70s now, and I don’t think it is going lower. I will check it again tomorrow morning as soon as I get up.
Blood sugar before going to bed last night was 74. Blood sugar after waking up this morning was 75. Very stable!
I am experiencing some muscle pain in my legs. It is not bad, but it is there. I took some potassium last night, and it seems to have helped.
274.6 – Lost 1.2 pounds.
Since beginning the fast I have lost 7 pounds.
Can I make it?
At this point, I have no doubts that I can make it for the full 10 days. Heck, I think I could make it a month or even longer if I really wanted to do it.
I really have no temptation to eat. There have been times that I have thought about food, but never wanted to eat. I did think of how great it would taste, but nothing beyond that. I am starting to think about what I want to eat when I finish my 10 days.
One thing that I found interesting is that I am craving very healthy things like fish, salads and such. Not to the point of badly wanting to eat them, but thinking “it would be nice to eat this when I am finished with the fast.” I don’t see it getting any worse in the coming days either. I hope my feeling is right!
I have been considering what my lifestyle will be like after the fast is over. I want to fast more. Both Intermittent Fasting and longer-term fasting too. I am kind of thinking that I might switch the two on alternate weeks. Week 1 I will eat one or maybe 2 meals per day, then Week 2 I will fast for the entire week. So, basically I would fast half of the month and Intermittently Fast the other 15 days. It seems like a healthy way to go, and a lifestyle that I would enjoy. We’ll see!
See you again after Day 5. Watch this blog later today, I have an article about how I reversed Type 2 Diabetes!