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My Fasting Challenge: Day 2


After cleaning my basement I started setting up our little workout area. It’s not much, but I’ve got plans!

Yesterday I felt a surge of energy coursing through me. I’ve read that you feel more energetic during a fast. I have to say this is the first time it’s happened to me. Hoping to go for a walk, I was thwarted by the rainy weather. So I turned my attention to my house. Mounds of laundry, dirty floors, clutter and dust – none of it stood a chance against me.

Energy Level Goes To 11
I spent a chunk of the day cleaning the basement, where the husband and I are setting up a very small home gym. We’re not buying machines. We’re using resistance bands with the possibility of buying dumbbells and kettle bells. I planned to do some work with the bands yesterday, but it turns out I got a different type of workout.

Most of the day I was flying up and down two flights of stairs. I was either carrying laundry or heavy boxes…so I got my weight training in without the bands.

From when I got out of bed at 7:00 am until 8:30 pm, I was always in motion. But once I sat down to do a little reading at the end of the day, intense exhaustion hit me. I tried watching a little TV with the hubby, but by 9:00 pm I was fading fast.


How I keep busy during a fast? I make Eggplant Pizza for my husband. Didn’t feel tempted because I was too busy thinking about my next project.

Fasting Success Tip: Keep Busy
I planned a few projects for my fast to take my mind off of food – putting together a few photo albums, cleaning house, setting up the tiny gym and refinishing a vanity.

All with the idea that keeping busy takes my mind off of eating.

So far it works. I didn’t even think about food once. Sure my tummy grumbled a few times. But water or hot tea took care of it pretty quickly.

Next Challenge – The Real Hunger Fight
I was surprised that I didn’t feel that hungry on Day 2. But as I write this on the morning of Day 3, I already know today I’m going into Bizzaro World. Normally I don’t remember my dreams. Well I remember all of them from last night. All were weird and about delicious foods. No hopping out of bed this morning. Instead I was groggy, low energy and feeling terribly hungry.

I’m going into Day 3 of my fast to do battle…with myself.

DISCLAIMER:  Okay gang, I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. Everything on this blog is not intended as medical advice. Health is an individual quest and it is up to you and your doctor to figure out what is best for you and your situation. So do your own research and talk with your physician. That said, fasting isn’t for everyone and can be dangerous if you are a diabetic, take medications or have other health issues


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