Today is the first day of my fast. Well, what I mean is that I have completed one full day. It was shockingly easy for me, which I find strange, especially because of the fact that everyone knows how much I LOVE food. I would be hungry for awhile, but it would never get bad, and would subside after not much time. Also, on a normal day, I get severe headaches when I don't eat, yet I went a full day without any harsh symptoms at all.
This could be good or bad. Maybe I am just lucky and this fast will be much easier than I thought. OR, it will hit me suddenly after some more time. I am hoping for the latter. I feel that my body has just been screaming for this. After the pregnancy, and then 6 months of breastfeeding, my body's own resources have been drastically diminished. This is a great way to "restart" my body's natural rhythm and restart my energy/sleep/metabolic/digestive/endocrine systems.
I already showed some positive signs of the fast. I slept like a baby last night, and I woke up around 7:30ish (went to bed 11:30ish) and felt awake. ?!?! I got up, went to the bathroom, and laid back down out of habit, but didn't fall back asleep. Wow. I can't remember the last time that I woke up on my own and felt like getting up. Usually, I wake to the sound of Judah, and I feel the usual ugh, why can't he just sleep in for once every morning. I hope that lasts.
On the down side, I do feel a huge lack of concentration, although I'm not sure if that's the normal me or not. It's hard to say. Maybe that will turn around when I go for a walk around the mall with my grandma today.
So anyway, I'll be up to date on how it's going. I'll try to blog every day. We'll see how that goes. :)