|Salvador Dali's "Mirage". He had a great cameo in the movie last night|
I am open to the idea of breaking the fast before Tuesday morning if I felt there were health risks to continuing, but really the symptoms I am experiencing are nothing that I was not forewarned against by reading Fuhrman's book. His patients spend their entire fast in his clinic resting. And if my gut is undergoing the maximum healing that Fuhrman claims occurs from days 7-10 then my attitude is I made is this far, how can I quit now? I'm not planning on repeating this experiment anytime soon!
I could call a doctor and see if he will write me a prescription for a blood test to check my electrolyte levels, but they are so anti-fasting that most would not want to write me a script for fear of liability. Which is kind of silly since I'm already at the end and I just want a blood test to see if I should safely continue. I did pull out a package of Hammer Nutrition Enduro-Lytes, the pills I add to my water on really hot days when I am racing or training, but they contain maltodextrin which is essentially glucose, so that was not happening. I am sick of drinking water at this point; it has a metallic taste and when it enters my stomach it feels like I am pouring water into an empty vessel and it is sloshing around and making me more hungry. However if I don't keep sipping it I get this annoying dry cough, which sometimes produces a drop of phlegm.
I did manage to force myself out to the park with the dogs. I was walking really slowly and stumbling over rocks and leaning against trees whenever I could, but the girls got the hour of sprinting they needed. We got back and my every intention was to feed the pups and head into the shower to get ready for the party but after cleaning their feet and feeding them it was all I could do to collapse on the couch and stare off into space. This is difficult. I guess that's why more people don't do it. Of course I've been borderline hypoglycemic since I was a kid so I knew this was going to be especially tough for me.
|I actually stopped her for a minute trying to figure out which route|
would be easier going. I chose poorly.
So that's about it, more tomorrow if I'm coherent.
stats: weight in am = 116.2 saliva PH = 6.75 urine PH = 6.5