Saturday, May 21, 2016
Water fast and diet update: Week 3
The past week's been pretty much a non-starter for my water fast and diet program. My blood glucose levels were fluctuating pretty badly at the start of the week, and that's a danger sign I don't want to ignore; so I didn't start fasting on Monday as I normally would, rather waiting to see if things stabilized after another day or two.
Unfortunately, they didn't. I had an attack of severe gall bladder pain in mid-week, sufficient to keep me up most of the night, wishing I could rip the damn thing out with my bare hands! This is a not unexpected consequence of the diet and fasting program - I have gallstones, although they haven't previously manifested any problems, and it's a known risk that they can act up during rapid weight loss. Oh, well. I guess I just became that well-known comic character, Statistical Norm.
I've eaten more or less normally this past week. Of course, my weight's increased slightly, but I've kept off most of what I lost in the preceding two weeks. On Monday, all being well, I'll start another 5-day water fast, and see about getting back into the routine. I'm in no hurry. I expect this process to take most (if not all) of a year, and I'm only three weeks into it. I'll let nature take its course, and allow my body to dictate the pace at which I press on. So far, so good.