Hi Tom, Hi All,
Well, this is the fast that just wasn’t… I just can’t quite get there. Almost every day I eat something - not much: a cup of chicken broth, 80gr of tuna… but something. And I’m well past the stage where normally Im not feeling hungry.
I’m trying to listen to my body - and I don’t eat unless my body *really* insists. But that happens at least once a day (well, most days - I’ve had a couple days without anything but water and unsweetened herb tea). Frustrating!
Usually for me, it’s pretty easy to ease into a fast, it’s like walking down the steps into a pool: I eat less and less and less and finally nothing - but this time I just can’t get off that last step.
It *is* true that I’m putting on quite a bit of muscle - what with the construction in the house. I’m relatively active for a 50 year old professor, but when I went to my chiropractor recently, she thought I’d been going to the gym. So I’ve definitely bulked up - especially my back, shoulders and upper arms.
It’s possible that the protien cravings are simply my body insisting on what it needs to build the new muscle - but I want to scream at it: Use Fat! Use Fat!
In any case… that’s where I am. Sort of half-fasting… & doing protein instead of juice when it’s too much. Not loosing too much weight (none in the last three days), but not gaining either, which is a plus for me. (Yes, Tom, I’m a *VERY* slow burner!)
So as always, thanks for being there. Tom, if you know any tricks to help me over that last hump, let me know… Otherwise, I’ll just keep on keeping on. (At least I’m pretty happy - not nearly as down as I was a while ago).