Day two of refeeding is underway.
I woke up today EXTREMELY hungry. I wanted to just sleep in (being Saturday) but my hunger pulled me out of the bed. The kids were up so I was able to have breakfast with them for the first time since October. A good experience overall.
I had more watermelon and orange juice. Lunch I had some chicken noodle soup broth with some tiny egg noodles. Dinner, butter-nut squash soup and an avocado.
I worked on my car today. Changed out the alternator and serpentine belt. The battery light was on, and the battery was a high quality one I bought just 2 months ago. So, some computer diagnostics at the parts store and I was on my way to change the alternator myself. And I held up just fine, although I did take a couple of breaks throughout. That WOULD NOT have been the case two days ago – or even yesterday. I would have had trouble just carrying the motor out of the store. I am MUCH stronger now. Probably 40% back to normal.
I still get very light headed when I stand up quickly. I have to hold onto something after I climb a flight of stares and pause for a few seconds. But I assume this is mostly from losing so much weight in so little time, not being weak from fasting.
I hit the 40lbs loss mark today. Wow, unbelievable.
It’s strange that this journey is still going, even after the fast.