Ayayay I didn' expect that happening today.
Not as I had anticipated it would turn out but the fast is officially over.
Date: 4/7/2015 9:18:01 PM ( 8 y ) ... viewed 435 times
I am entering this post today much later than usual. I had already typed a long one earlier this morning. Computer snafu resulted in loss of the info. So am having to start over from scratch.
So before I went out with the hubby last night I was already quite exhausted. We ended up pretty much gone much of the night. My lower back was really bothering me making it difficult to be comfortable sitting. As the night wore on I started to get sharp pain on the lumbar of my spine also on the lower left side of my back. It's one thing to feel uncomfortable, nauseous, exhausted, achey, hungry, but that kind of pain concerned me. Of course my husband didn't want to see me in pain. We were at a restaurant around 2am and he was having a meal and I was having tea. He wanted me to at least have the broth of his soup. He gave me an argument about having broth is nothing and that it could make me feel better. At that moment the pain that I was feeling made it very easy for me to just go with it and so I had some broth. It was fantastic. I did seem to do better the rest of the night. I stopped having this burning sensation in my stomach, and also the rumblings and gurglings calmed down.
Early in the afternoon, interestingly I had a BM. I guess the best way to describe it is sludge (sediment). I'm sure that's related to all that happened yesterday.
I know having broth pretty much ends my fast. I'm just wondering if I should get right back on the horse or just go to continue on to re-feeding. If I go on to continue I'd still be in ketosis. I need to think/pray about it and will udpate this post with my final decision.
After a much needed epsom salt soak I was able to come to the conclusion that I will push on. So I will be labeling my next days like Day 10-1, 11-2, 12-3, and so on.
I know this happens for so many of us at some point when we stop before we actually hit our goal. It's interesting the thoughts I had today about this misstep. Easy to feel beaten and disappointment. Initially I did. I know how silly it is to feel that way when really I hit my initial goal of 7 days and went further than I've ever gone with water fasting. But one of the the main reasons for going on the fast was to heal my relationship with my body and food. I just didn't feel I completely accomplished that. For this reason I feel I really need more time fasting. I'm gonna take what I learned from today and carry that wisdom forward with me.
By the way. I realized after reading my post yesterday, I was surprised at the way I was expressing myself. It's not the way I typically write but I am even more aware of how fasting and sleep deprivation has affected my cognitive functioning. I'm really having a hard time putting my thoughts down. Apologies if I sound all over the place, if I sound repetitive (haha I typed the word repugnant the first time) I should stop now
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