Morning all! Check in time again.
Nearly completed 7 days so half-way there! I’m about to surpass my longest fast so I am entering new territory.
This morning, ketones were 3.1 and I actually remembered to weigh myself: down 10 pounds/4.5kg and waist 72cm.
And…what is this sorcery?! It appears I have abs. Wowee.
I also had a bad day yesterday in terms of having some bone broth and then feeling extremely nauseous. The heat didn’t help either. I just melted on the couch in between occasional bursts of cleaning. But I am feeling much better today.
I have been trying to find posts about people’s extended fasts and from what I’ve read there seems to be a theme of feeling a bit crap around day 6-8 then feeling good again. I also noticed that the more ambitious fasters post a lofty goal (say 30 or 40 days plus) but go completely silent after about day 2…There is no way I would be able to mentally do this if I hadn’t been keto beforehand and slowly built up the length of my fasts.
Another day of rest for me, then back to the gym tomorrow (as well as watching the cricket). I’m guessing it will be packed given it’s the New Year. I’m going to chat to the newbies so they feel welcome and hopefully keep coming. I know that’s what got me into exercise and kept me going. I was TERRIFIED the first time I attended a group fitness class back in 2010 - I was intimidated by everyone and just wanted to hide.
On that note, I am going to try as hard as possible to limit the damn exercise. I love the endorphins, and I sleep better when my body is knackered. I just don’t seem to have an off button
Looking forward to hearing how everyone else is going…Keep calm and fast on!