22 April: My first fast – Day 2

Here I am, enjoying my first fast, day 2.

Day 1 was not too bad in the end. I wasn’t as hungry as I expected to be, and when I was I was able to manage it.

The times I was hungry coincided with lunch (particularly just before lunch), mid afternoon, and just around dinner time. I also felt like snacking when I was sitting in front of the TV in the evening and, of course, I couldn’t snack!

I think a lot of the hunger I felt was habitual, rather than actual hunger. I was hungry because I expected to be hungry, and hungry because I expected food at those particular times. I also felt hungry because my hands had nothing to do. That sounds stupid, but it’s the best I can think of right now.

Rapid weight loss

I’ve lost 3 kgs (6.6 pounds) since I started, which is unbelievable. I know it’s mostly water weight, but I like to think of it as my body clearing all the debris out.

If that wasn’t enough to inspire me, I don’t know what would be!

Excellent sleep – with dreams

And here’s a random thing I didn’t expect – I slept incredibly well last night, better than I have in ages. I went to bed early, and zonked out pretty much right away. I dreamed a lot too – just weird stuff – but I can’t remember dreaming for a long time. This all might be random stuff, but I’m noting it down anyway.

A bit aching across the shoulders

I woke up this morning and felt a bit aching across my shoulders, which is something I don’t normally have, plus a bit of a headache. So I took an electrolyte sachet in some water, just in case I’m low on salts with everything going on.