Day 18 & 19 – At the mercy of the Universe

As you know, I was planning on breaking my fast on Saturday and I was SOOOOO looking forward to it!  However, seems the Universe had a different idea.  I have the blood test kit all ready to go…..BUT….they need the samples to be posted on the day you take them AND you can only post the samples between Monday and Thursday!  Bugger.  So I’ve fasted an extra couple of days.  I really want to see what fasting has done to my biochemistry so it didn’t make sense to me to have a couple of days re-feeding before I took the blood tests.  But when you’ve got to 17 days without food, what’s another 2?   I could make it to 21 but I feel absolutely ready to start eating again.  I went to a market today and bought so many wonderful vegetables and fruit.  Then I’ve stocked up on beans and lentils.  Can’t wait to make some yummy creations.  I’m also researching how to sprout your beans and seeds to make them more digestible – this website is an incredible source for not only sprouting, but also for fermenting vegetables.  Maybe I’ll get so enthusiastic that I’ll make my own tofu and tempeh?

The social aspect of fasting has been extremely hard.  I just couldn’t be around food or other people eating it.  As a consequence, I haven’t been able to go out with friends for dinner, lunches, brunches – which has sucked a bit.  Actually, it’s sucked a lot as I’ve had massive FOMO (fear of missing out).

I’m also really looking forward at falling in love with food.  The textures, the tastes, the smells etc.  It’s almost as if a whole new world has been opened up to me.  And I cannot wait to explore it!!

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