Woke up early, in a good mood, and got some blogging and some writing done. Drank a 25oz New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red, which was excellent. It's made with over a pound of cherries, and only 4% abv, so I'm not buzzed at all for my workout today at noon.
Tomorrow I'm going to a liquor store to buy more fruit beer and pick the brains of the beer expert there.
Right now I feel great. I've fasted before--the longest period was three days--and while that helped me drop weight quickly, I didn't enjoy it. Going on a low carb diet--which I've done many times--is fine for a few days, but I always wound up craving fruit, or bread, or beer. I've done calorie restricted diets before and have been hungry most of the time.
I know it is only Day 5 (officially 110 hours without any food) but I couldn't be happier. Stomach is full, I'm rested and content, and my energy level is good. In fact, I actually feel healthier than I did prior to starting the diet, weird as that sounds.
- I'm sleeping better.
- I feel mentally clearer.
- My attitude is brighter.
- I'm calmer, and much less stressed than usual.
- I'm smiling more often.
So either my health is actually benefiting from this diet, or I've become delusional.
I'm not obsessing about food at all, which is something I didn't expect. I figured I would be hungry all the time, dream every night about cheeseburgers, and basically be a grump-ass. Instead I'm loving life.
Stool report - Hershey's Syrup. Doesn't smell like it, though.
Gotta run. More soon...