Went off of my unplanned fast this morning and had a nice breakfast.
I started off after a light supper on Friday evening and just decided that I wasn’t hungry on Saturday morning. Got a few worried looks by my wife by about Sunday afternoon. She didn’t fast with me but ate very sparingly.
I felt fine the whole time. I wasn’t tired or weak or suffering with feeling bad in any way. Even walked around a flea market (outdoor, with hills) with my wife on Sunday morning. No problem, actually, easier than I thought it might be. (Then again, I’m getting close to the equivalent of a case of water that I’m NOT carrying around with me everywhere I go that I had been just a few months ago.)
About 2:00am this morning, I woke up and decided that I felt hungry again and that I would eat breakfast. I can’t describe it exactly, but it was as though my body told me it was time to eat again, so when I got up, I did.
Worked out to about 60 hours, basically 2-1/2 days. It wasn’t hard. I wasn’t “tempted” and in anguish because I wanted to eat something. Really, I just listened to my body which was telling me, “I’m fine, I don’t need to eat right now.”
Will I fast again? Probably. It’s not unusual for me to do IF, having my coffee in the morning and eating one meal a day, supper with my wife. It hardly even feels like “fasting” when I do that. I probably will have other times when I’ll feel like I want to take a break from eating and will deal with it then. I don’t plan to set a schedule for it, just go with it.
I know people say not to let the scale out of the closet, but I did. I was 256 pounds on Friday and was 252 pounds this morning. I will probably put back a pound or two but I doubt all of it. It’s getting quite close to my second goal of 245 pounds. (Started at 285, first goal was 262, third is 245. Haven’t figured out where it goes from 245. Ultimate goal is 195, at least until I get close to that and see how I feel. I’ve left that as a “will adjust when I get there, if I need to.” Probably should set at least one in between, maybe at about 220, we’ll see.
Figured I’d chime in about my short fast. Only advice I’d offer is listen to your body and go with it. Don’t torture yourself. If you’re so starving that you’re physically miserable, maybe you’re not ready for what you’re trying to do. Take small victories, even if it’s only 16 hours, and savor what you can do well. Maybe build on that.