Twenty four hours down, 480 hours to go.. Day two of my three week sugar-free fast began with good omens. I slept very peacefully through the entire night. There was no dry mouth forcing me to rise for a drink of water, and there was no sweating as my body metabolized that mountain of sugar from the ice cream before bed the night before (since I didn’t do that). As a bonus, I awoke fifteen minutes before the alarm rang at 530AM, feeling completely refreshed.
When I got up I fixed my two fried egg and pulled pork breakfast, the same that I have had for three days in a row now. Yesterday’s lunch was a garden salad dressed with home made mayonnaise only. I also put leftover broiled brussels sprouts in it that I had saved from dinner a couple of nights ago. Dinner was a five-spice chicken and vegetable curry that Karen found online.
Today, so far, I am filled with energy and feeling very clear-headed. My hands feel a little bit swollen and very warm, as though the circulation in my arms has gone up. Maybe it has, but every time I have ever went on a low-carb diet I have had this sensation of warm, puffy hands at the outset.
Yesterday we took a couple of ‘before’ photos of my belly, which is where I carry all of my extra weight. I am that guy who has bird legs, but can look nine months pregnant. Yesterday I looked like maybe I was at five months, six months, tops. I was astonished at how much heavier I looked from the front than the side. I wont post the pictures, since Karen already did in a previous post. My weight was high for me, at 147+, but that is not the most that I have ever weighed. Before I quit drinking beer I weighed in at 160.
I am looking forward to keeping close track of all of our progress. What has me the most excited at the beginning of my second day fasting is the clarity of my mind, and the mental energy that I woke up with this morning.