It’s been a busy couple of days (always a good thing when fasting).
We enjoyed a five mile hike on Monday, probably got a bit too much sun but we’ll survive.
I had a serving of bone broth Monday night to prepare me for the following week. From what I can tell, having the bone broth gives me 2-3 days of pep, even while otherwise fasting. It also seems to take a few days to work through the digestive tract. I find that, keeping as many other variables as similar as I can (sodium intake, supplements consumed etc) I’ll have need of a restroom 2-3 days post bone broth consumption, a few trips to empty the bowels and then it’s back to “normal” (urine only for a few days).
Tuesday was spent outside most of the day followed by a two mile run and a light session of weights, low weight, 6-8 reps, 5 sets, felt great afterwards.
Today I took a long walk and enjoyed a large starbucks coffee, it was supposed to rain so I geared up to do some admin stuff but not it’s lovely outside and that’s where I’m heading!
I’ve now exceeded my last “long fast” of 15 days, I’m still on the fence if I’ll stop at 20 or not, we’ll see how the rest of this week fares. I know that when I do “fully” break fast (some of the fasting police would say I’ve already done so since I’ve had bone broth…) I will look back on this time and think “that wasn’t so bad…” we have such short memories of “pain” and I guess that’s a good thing. It’s great to be a human with the ability to rationalize! So, we’ll play anything over 20 days by ear and see if that “true hunger” ever does hit.