I was tired this AM and didn’t really want to get up. I stayed in bed until 5am.
I drank several cups of black coffee throughout the morning, I really didn’t feel very hungry at all.
11am: Coffee with a splash of heavy cream. I usually drink my coffee black but during this fast, I decided to give my body a bit of fuel. I’m working out of the house this am so I took advantage of the coffee shop to enjoy the cream in my coffee.
I’m having some waves of hungry but they don’t last. They seem to last for as long as I focus on them, but when I engage in something else, they dissipate. Noted!
One of the questions I’m asking myself as I go through this modified fast is: what do I do when I want to quit?
Do I give in to an excuse or an urge? Or do I see what I’m made of?
For right now, I’m choosing to be strong and determined.
It’s only as hard as I make it out to be in my head. After all, I’m eating. I’m just being very specific about what I’m eating and how much.
1:30pm: Several celery sticks with Primal Kitchen Chipotle Mayo. Totally hit the spot with crunchy & salty & creamy. Yay. Happy kid right now!
The more I focus on food, the harder this feels. The more I tell myself this is no big deal, the easier it feels, the less hunger I feel and the more calm I am. I choose the latter.
It’s what I do when I want to quit that determines what I achieve!
3:55pm: 4 egg yolks, 1 white – scrambled with salt. I don’t really love scrambled eggs but these were fantastic today!
6:30pm: Wrapping up my day with a few cups of bone broth and some herbal tea.
I’m proud of myself for giving my body a bit of a break. I’d like to do this more often. I like the challenge of not being so reactive to hunger.
Here’s to a wonderful day tomorrow!