Monday, July 2, 2012

My Thirty Day Water Fast - Day Four

At the Desert Museum
Well, Day Four here and I have not yet bailed, although I thought about doing so about fifty times today. Actually today is a bit better than yesterday, but not enough that I am going, "Woo hoo!" I am so hoping the spiritual effects and clarity of mind and those wonderful things that make continued fasting worth doing show up soon...right now it is just an exercise in mind control. I am still hating life.

I went and visited the Desert Museum here in Tucson and saw some really cute animals. The heat was ungodly and I spent the walk pouring water over my head. Uphill walking was torture; the fast definitely influence my ability to take the heat and exercise. But, I enjoyed my visit.

For those wanting to understand more about the difference between fasting and starving and worry about the dangers for me, please read this: Fasting/Starving

The real key to when fasting becomes starving is when one's hunger returns with a vengeance and when your body runs out of fat and then has to cannibalize muscle. Right now, believe me, I still have enough fat to live on! (even if some of you are kind enough to say I am so thin...being twenty pounds overweight is not thin). When hunger massively attacks (if I get to the point where hunger has vanished) or I hit 130 pounds, I will stop the fast (that is if I don't wimp out way before then, like tomorrow).

The Stats

Weight: 146
Exercise: Walked for about forty minutes; felt pretty weak with the incredible heat and anythng uphill; sat down about five times.
Hunger: Really not bad but craving food like crazy.
Side Effects: Mild headache late in the day.
Mental Clarity: Still crap because I am thinking about how not to throw in the towel which is all I am thinking about.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

July 2, 2012


Libby Munro said...

Stay strong Pat!! You can do anything you set your mind to, but if you decide to quit I support that decision too.

Pat Brown said...

Thanks, Libby! I think I like the "quitting" part better right now! hehe

joan said...

I like that you are not hell bent on 30 days. You are listening to your body. Good choice!

Anonymous said...

We missed day 5 & 6, M'am. Whatsehappening? Châtelaine :-)

Anonymous said...

visiting the desert already? humm...

Kisses from Lisbon


SteelMagnolia said...

Your looking good kiddo :))))