15 Jun Day Two of Three Day Fast by Debbie Peterson
Sunday, June 14
I expected today to be more difficult than yesterday as in the past, I’ve felt worse on day two. The first time I did this three day fast, I was very uncomfortable on the second day. I know now, that it was because I was much less “clean” than I am today. But, I also remember feeling that much better when it was over, back then, knowing I needed that fast to clean out my system and reboot my health.
This morning I woke up with less energy than yesterday. I lost two pounds. I took my dog for a long walk, which was fine, but not at my usual brisk pace. She didn’t seem to mind, since it was hot and she was uncomfortable in the heat. I was still hungry in the beginning of the day, but thankfully, I didn’t have a headache or any other symptoms I read about people having in the first or second day of fasting (again, a tribute to my healthy lifestyle–it’s so worth it!). I did have some lower back discomfort (not quite pain), which is also normal for detoxifcation.
My hunger never completely went away as I expected it to, so I was a bit irritable in the afternoon–but distracting myself worked–running an errand and taking the dog for another walk. I feel good overall, and I know my body is working hard, as my energy shows for it. I definitely had a lot less energy than yesterday. Bedtime 10:00.