Right back at you, irishred, I always look forward to reading your posts and appreciate the friendship. Thanks for putting up with all my long-winded musings. I do find it helpful to read the details of people’s journeys and n=1 experiments. I think we can learn so much from each other, and the support really makes it possible to push through the challenges to get some results. I lost 3 pounds since yesterday, so now I can say I weigh less than when I got married. I know some will come back as I start eating but it’s not like I’m never gonna fast again, it will probably only be a few days til I do some sort of fast again. I am on a mission to reverse diabetes, and I will not be stopped! LOL
It is weird to think of eating again when you haven’t for a week. I also had the debate with myself this morning about whether or not to actually break the fast today (especially since last night my 12 year old daughter was asking me why I don’t keep on fasting since it’s working so well). However, I don’t think prolonging the experience of these slow, dragged-out days and the afternoon sugar drop craziness is going to get me where I need to be much faster than if I take a break, take in some nutrition, and come back to it after a rest. I think of the movie I recently watched (Facing the Fat) where the guy went for 44 days. Like many people he lost a lot of weight but quite a bit came back right away, which seems to be the norm with fasting but the numbers you deal with on the really long fast are kind of daunting. I think for me I will be more likely to stick with this and still see great success doing this in stages. (But as always I reserve the right to change my mind!)
At least I have proved to myself I can go for 7 days, and that I can see my blood glucose drop down to what would be considered normal levels, even if it is temporary. Healing is happening, and as I keep at keto and fasting, I believe I’ll get to my goal of kicking the T2D.
Thanks for your ongoing support. This August Fat Burnin’ is an awesome experience.