Day 6 - June 15, 2010 by Sacristia .....
My daily Journey as I under take my water fast
Date: 6/15/2010 3:58:36 PM ( 13 y ago)
My fast is doing okay at the moment. I had a lot of nausea yesterday, but I think I realized why. It is my ketones, but the more active I am the more of those ketones flood my body, causing the nausea. Around 5 p.m. I checked my ketones that they still were in the high range of 80. When I went home yesterday and relaxing in bed, I felt so much better and I didn't get nauseous once. I didn't have to drink water as often to dilute the ketones. Actually, I don't think I drank more 8 ounces of water in 7 hour period before I went to bed. I still sleep a like around 8 pm, but it was just a shortish nap. My sleep was very light for some reason and I was always waking up to move a little bit and go back to sleep.
When I changed in to my pajamas last night, I looked for those blemishes that I had and they are all gone too. I checked my back to see if I had an blemishes popping up there. I had a couple red spots, which might form into blemishes over the next couple days. I will just have to see.
I didn't do much yesterday evening but lay around in bed, try to read and watch some TV. Mostly I just laid there enjoy the rest. I did try and read a little bit. I did end up reading some scriptures that were encouraging for me during my heartbreak and my fast. I realized today that siting up is very taxing to my energy so when I am sitting up all day and working, it makes me work hard then the energy I have, so I get so very tired and want to lay down. I honestly can't believe how I did it the last time I fasted for 55 days with two jobs! I am sure I felt the weakness and the nausea as well during that time.
I weighed myself this morning and I was almost floored in what I found. I had to weigh myself three times to make sure. I now weight 138 pounds! That means I have lost 7 pounds from yesterday's weigh in. So far I have lost 12 pounds since the beginning of my fast on June 10, 2010. I have deducted that 10 of that is waste weigh, so really I have only technically lost 2 pounds of fat, which is good. :o) Maybe that is the fat from my fingers, face and feet. LOL my shoes have felt a little bit bigger as my heel is not lifting out of the back of them as I walk.
While I was looking at my right index finger today, I remember the plumpness of it and for some strange reason, it reminded me of Hansel and Gretel, where the which would pinch Hansel's finger to see he was fat. LOL. I would fail that test right now. LOL
I am feeling pretty good right now. No nausea so far today, except when I did drink some water, because I was thirsty it almost made me sick. I think I might have drank it too quickly in order to induce that reaction.
My pedometer registered 4.12 miles yesterday when I took it off around 7 p.m.
The one thing I really hate about fasting is the stink that is coming off of me. I don't smell it all the time, but once in a while I get a whiff of it, and then I try to located where it is coming from on me. Is it my breath? Or is it just coming from my skin. I hate to think people can smell that. It is nasty!
I walked a bit doing errands for the office in the heat, which was a little bit nice since the air conditioner in the office is freezing me out so much I have to wear a sweater. I get glances from people in the office, which I assume they must think I am getting sick or something. I also walked two flights of stairs, which wore me out. I ended up falling asleep in my car during my lunch while trying to read some articles of Herbert M. Shelton. I was about 10 minutes late getting back into the office. I was a little bit embarrassed, but I felt a little better. I am always a little groggy after waking up from a nap.
I read in the Herbert M. Shelton's article that nervous and emotional people end to lose weight faster then calm and peaceful ones. I have been very nervous the last couple days. I have tried not to be, but it is the situation I am in. I am losing someone that is very dear to my heart and he can't see it. He is going to be moving to Florida in about a week, and has been avoiding me, even though he still lives in my house. I want to say so much to him, but he never allows me to the time to talk to him. I know it is a lost cause and I need to let it go. I know with God, I will be able to overcome this heartbreak, and emerge a better and a wiser person. It just is so very very hard, when I still love so deeply. Oh well, it doesn't much matter anymore, does it. I just need to focus on this:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds ~Psalm 147:3
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. ~Isaiah 53:4-6:
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