Master Cleanse: The results are in! Mega success!

who-is-awesomeAfter twenty-five impressive days fasting on the Master Cleanse I will now set out all the benefits it has given me. And I must say I have some pretty cool gains here. Seriously great. Not sorted out everything, but significant steps have been taken up my ladder to better health.

After over two years being off-games with no exercise possible due to excessive fatigue, I have at last been able to re-start my beloved yoga this week. Hooray! That’s a BIG deal for me. One that I am gloriously happy about. I consider re-starting my workouts to be the very tippy-top of my wish-list. The Master Cleanse did this. Powerful stuff! My fatigue has gone!

At the start of the fast I listed out all the things I had wrong with me. Now I will go back to that list and review each problem and set out what’s changed.

1) Fatigue is the main problem. It is chronic and it will not go away: – Ummm, well, yes, I don’t want to tempt fate but the fatigue seems to have gone. Brilliant eh! I feel pretty normal now and have a normal amount of energy too. I require less sleep as well. I only need six and a half to seven hours sleep now. All of this year I have needed, and I mean NEEDED, eight hours.

2) I have very mild depression: – Gone! Boom!

3) Lab tests showed high reverse T3 (RT3) problem: – No idea what labs show now, but I took my temperatures last week and they were all bang on perfect. Happy dayz!

4) Lab tests showed I have low DHEA: – Untested.

4) I have had problems taking B-vits and B12 : Untested.

5) Chelation made the fatigue worse. Why? No idea : – Still no idea, although I blame Vit D levels.

6) Adrenals still slightly out: – Temps all level and perfect, so assume this problem is no more!

7) I have burning feet. Sole of my left foot gets horribly hot, burning hot: This disappeared completely during all 25 days of the fast. But, it seems to be coming back a little now, 10 days after I ended the fast. Not sure why. Not even sure what it is. But still, it is about 80-90 pct better that it was pre-fast. Rash on foot is 90pct better too. Dry skin on left heal is 90pct better too.

8) Blood sugar problem with some hypoglycemia an issue: It wasn’t that bad, but it was an issue and now is much less bad: about 70pct better than it was.

9) Libido low-ish: Unchanged.

10) When I get the fatigue kicking in, I get this weird grippy hand thing: Gone.

11) I cannot do any exercise. No gym. No yoga: Ha!!! Sorted! Yoga has restarted!!!! Happy dayz!!! I did three sessions last week and have done 6 practices in the last 7 days this week. I am getting up at 5am, having a one hours yoga session, then going to work. I need less sleep. This is just like the good old days and shows I have regained my mojo!!! Mega-deluxe-fantastico-coolio!

12) I have good days and bad days: Days are pretty ok at the moment. Although my shoulders hurt at little. More of that later.

13) Booze does not agree: Not tried any booze yet; untested.

14) No wheat: Not tried any yet; untested.

15) I eat a lot at each meal: I still eat a lot. I lost 6kg during the fast. Now I am rebuilding and I am eating a lot of food again. I regained 2kg in the first 7 days.

16) I have a furry tongue in the mornings upon waking: I still have the furry tongue, but it is about 80pct better than during the fast. And about 40pct better the pre-fast. That means I need to do more fasting.

17) I have just discovered I have a vitamin D deficiency: Got tested again and Vit D levels now fine. High even. That comes from the sunbathing I did on holidays, not the fasting.

18) Most nights I get up to pee once: Still getting up some night’s, but not every night, so that is an improvement.

19) I have mild carpel tunnel syndrome on my left wrist: It is better than it was, but still there. I would say 35pct better since the fast. Yoga is tricky but do-able. I must be very careful still: no sun salutations yet.

20) Ears are fine, but for some odd reason I cannot listen to loud headphone music: untested.

21) Sinus’s blocked half the time: Sorted. All clear now. This was one of the things that was greatly impeding my yoga. Clear sinus’s enable good yoga. Good news eh!

So there we have it. Pretty damn funky and cool eh! Lots of problems sorted out, or at least better. That list was the list of everything that was wrong too.

I have to say that fast was a MASSIVE success. To regain my energy, to restart my yoga, to have level temperatures at the right level, to help and resolve some of the hassles: that’s pretty damn wonderful and makes doing the fast gigantically rewarding: success always is awesome and I feel awesome too!

But it’s not over yet. Unfortunately I have to admit the fast was finished too soon. 25 days was not enough – for me and my body. Wild eh!! At the end of the fast it got pain right between my shoulder blades. This is a typical liver signal. It was quite a strong sharp pain too that has lingered all week. I didn’t have this before. My tongue also remained furry all during the fast, and afterwards too, which indicates I still have crap in me that needs exiting.

So yeah, it will need repeating. But the Master Cleanse is not a hardship. The fast was very easy to actually do and with all the benefits I have gained I am greatly looking forward to my next MC. I have pencilled in January 2014 for the next attempt.

In the meantime, because my shoulders hurt so much, I will be addressing my liver and gallbladder next.  I have just done a liver flush this past weekend. You know those things with grapefruit juice, olive oil, and Epsom salts. Yeah, the thing that Cutler is against. Yes, those horrid hardcore liver flushes. I have not done one since 2007.

This time the flush went off like clockwork with no problems or hassles. Last time I did one of these beasts it took two weeks to recover from!! Hardcore indeed! Re-reading Andreas Moritz’s book, even he admits its like major surgery of the liver – but with no knives. This time I was fine the evening afterwards. All pretty straight forward for a change. Had a colonic monday night too. Never really like all those tubes and whatnot, but essential to do when liver flushing to get everything cleaned up afterwards.

I got zero gallstones out. Odd eh! Not sure what that means. I did get a load of chaff, and gunky green bile, just no stones. And I did feel better after too: warmer.

Now that’s finished I have started some Humaworm Liver herbs. These are two weeks on, two weeks off herbs. So I will do a couple of rounds, see what happens. Maybe do another flush too, depending on how I feel.

But, as you can see, things are looking up for me. Proper up too. To have banished the fatigue is a major event in my healing. I have the Master cleanse to thank for that, but I must also point out sorting out the Vit D problem was also very important too. Could not have got this better without the Vit D.

How did I sort out the Vit D decifency? I went on holiday and sun bathed a lot. Once I understood I was deficient, I went out of my why to get loads of sun. Once I had a base tan, I didn’t use suntan lotion anymore. I did more sunbathing when I got back home on the weekends. Re-tested Vit D and it came in way above what it was and right into the GREAT zone. Just two months later.

Phew! I am a busy boy. So many things done recently. Just in this one blog entry I have discussed fasting, liver flushing, liver herbs, Vit D….so many things to do!

AND… I urge all my friendly readers to do $hit. Do stuff. Do things. Experiment. Try new ideas. Because eventually you will hit pay-dirt and something, somewhere will hit the spot like a champion, hero and superstar! Then you too can get up at 5am and stand on your head! LOL.

That’s all folks!

PS. I have also made additional notes about the Master Cleanse. It will make this post too long and boring, so I will save that for another day. The title of that blog entry is gonna be: Success! Or  maybe Happy Dayz! Or Major Progress Has Been Made! Or Observations Post-Master Cleanse. Or Good Health Has Returned? Undecided yet what the title will but, but you get the gist! Let the good times roll!

Master Cleanse – Day 25 and time to stop.

keep-calm-and-man-up-7Day 24 – update

Sunday: Had a great day today. Took the train into London and went on an amphibious D-Day duck bus tour. Bright yellow buses that can also go on water. We cruised the river Thames! Coolio! Felix loved it. Also did the natural history museum. The huge automated T-Rex and massive blue whale they have in there are wonderful. I remember whale from my youth! Lovely day. Felix had baked potato with baked beans for Lunch. The burger from the Gourmet Burger Company was less healthy for dinner, but the only food I could find him in Kings Cross station.

The food was intoxicating.
I am starving hungry.
I want food.
I really want food.
I have pain between my shoulder blades too: more liver signals. But I can’t stop thinking about food. It started yesterday and has continued today. If this continues tomorrow, I will break the fast.

Day 25.

I am again hungry today. Hungry like a wolf. The desire for food is constant. The previous 24 days, if I drank the MC drink, all hunger would vanish. Today I drank my usual quota of 10-11 glasses of the MC drink and all I wanted to do was eat food.

This is my body saying enough is enough. Time to stop the fast. Sure I could continue. Sure I am strong enough to overcome these pangs, but … but that’s not how this works.
I must listen to my body.
I can hear it loud and clear.
Now is the time to stop.

I have lost a small, but significant amount of weight. I weighed in at 62kg this morning. Down 6kg in 25 days. 13 pounds that is. I feel skinny. Naked in the mirror before my morning shower I look skinny. My face is starting to look skinny. I look healthy, but no doubting it I am also skinny again.

So that’s it. I will end that fast tomorrow.

Pretty proud and amazed I managed 25 days with no food. Pretty awesome in fact. Imagine that? 25 days fasting. Wasn’t at all that difficult really. Considering the kind crap I am used to putting up with when I detox, this was easy. I would go so far as to say it was: very easy.

But, I have to say, my detoxing is not over. My tongue remains coated in fur. Every morning during the fast I awoke to fur. Some days it cleared up and I had a nice clean mouth. Some days the fur stayed 24/7. My shoulders hurt. Always a liver/gallbladder signal. My BM’s remain stinky. A clean body should not really have that kinda smell coming out of it. So, this will be my first Master Cleanse. 25 days on my first Master Cleanse is cool, but there will have to be more. I will fast another time and see if I can fast until my tongue goes clean for 24 hours. That is supposed to be the signal of cleanliness. I don’t care about the number of days. It was never a competition to do a certain number of days. It was a competition to see my tongue go clean. I have not accomplished that this time. But I got loads of toxins out, and for that I am extremely happy.

In a week or so I will do a full inventory of my problems and what the fast sorted out. At the beginning I listed out 20 problems to be sorted and I will go through them, one by one, and tell of whats better and whats not. But I can say my feet of 95pct better. Rash 95pct gone. Burning feet seem to be gone. Blocked sinus is gone. Energy? Not sure. It is better, and I don’t have that horrid out-of-breathe-walking-up-the-hill-thing. I need one hour less sleep at night. But I am still technically fasting at the moment, so I will do the full inventory once the fast is completely finished and I am eating normally again.

Returning to a normal diet will take some time. Orange juice and water are the only things I will drink tomorrow. OJ and some veggie broth on day two. OJ, broth and a light salad on day 3. I will take it real easy on the re-introduction of food. 25 days is a seriously long time and I need to chill, relax and ease back into my diet. I will go veggie and fruit only for the first week. No meat. I might have some raw cheese after day 5, but we will see how my body reacts to food over the next few days.

Day 26 – Breaking the fast: Day 1 – 10th September 2013

Holy $hit! What a horrible, horrible day! I am starving hungry. Hungry like a horse. Ravishing hungry. This is wildly intense! All I can think about is food, food, food.

Instructions on breaking the fast are: orange juice and water only on day one. No more lemon drink. I can’t believe all I have ingested today is orange juice. How can I survive on OJ only? This is mental. Amazing too, but mostly mental. Didn’t have the lax tea, nor the salt water flush either. I am gently switching my body back to solids but fuck me sideways, this is really hard.

For the past 25 days my stomach has been shut down. The lemon drink suppressed my hunger fantastically. But now, with the introduction of the the OJ, I have awakened a sleeping beast! All I can think of is food. I bought three new cook books today: A Gordon Ramsey, a Hugh Fearnley-Whitttingstall and Rick Stein’s new book: India. Looking at the pictures and reading the recipes was so mouth-watering it was painful. I had to put the books away after a while. No wonder people screw-up these fasts when they break them. The urge to eat food is unbelievable. I am having to literally hold back wild horse here. This is by far the most difficult part of the fast. Holy cow! This is incredible. The waking of the taste buds, restarting my digestion is so powerful. Today I fully understand and appreciate that my body has not had any solid food for 25 long days.

All morning I was super grumpy. Major swearing over miniature issues made my collegues laugh out loud. They urged me to pig-out with a large hamburger and drink 10 pints of larger. That’s not tempting in the slightest, but what is making my mouth water constantly is the thought of some seriously fresh, organic, flavoursome veggies. Roasted. With garlic. And spices. And rice. Oh I need fresh wholesome grub. I found this recipe with sausages, potatoes, thyme, parsnips and apple; all roasted in the oven. OMG.

How on earth am I to manage tomorrow? Day 2 of breaking the fast is: OJ, water, and some soup broth. Not proper soup, just the broth left over after boiling up veggies! And that broth is in the evening only. Another day in the office on OJ only. That’s gonne be a ’mare!

I have to say this is fairly unpleasant and I am not enjoying it at all. But it’s only a couple of days. I will just have to ‘man up’ and get on with it.

That’s all folks

Master Cleanse: Days 20 – 24

fry-should-i-stay2Day 20.

Fucking eh! 20 days! Twenty days! Imagine that! 20 whole days without food. 20 days fasting. 20 days on lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. That’s wild man! Wild! And! And…I’m doing this wildness whilst I’m working in the office. In an office full of arrogant-alpha-male-city-dudes! I am pretty amazed at myself. Having the strength to do this, take all the jip in the office, and still be able to continue. I must admit I am playing it very cool in the office. Very blasé:

“Yeah man, it’s easy. No problem.
“Nope, I’m not hungry at all.
“I am amazed too. Every day is just a normal day.
“The gunk seems to provide all the energy I need.
“Nope I’m not tired either. I have enough energy to go about the day.
“Everythings totally cool man.”

The only thing I don’t tell them is the difficult $hit. And yes there are difficult bits of the day: Today I went to stock-up on organic lemons. I bought 30. I get them from Planet Organic off Tottenham Court road. (Thanks Femka, cool recommendation. Awesome shop. We can do lunch there when I break the fast). Takes 45 minutes round trip including a two stop tube journey during my lunch break. I needed an emergency pit stop in a pub toilet to have a horrible, arse wrenching, stinger of a dump. Stomach cramps lasted 15 minutes. Not much fun, but it passed, as it always passes. And some toxic crud vacated my body which can only be a good thing.

At two o’clock in the morning last night I sat on the bog for 30 minutes.

So yeah, there are odd, uncomfortable moments during the fast. It’s not all easy peasy. But overall…it is easy peasy. Considering I have not eaten solid food, nor had a sold dump for 20 days…I’d say this fast has been a breeze so far. So I’m pushing on. No end in sight yet. I’m enjoying it. I feel like I am well into the detox zone. Old lost and forgotten toxins must be being removed. I am certainly having enough BM’s: 5-10 per day. I do feel better too. Skin feels very smooth today. My burning feet problem is gone. I just realised I have not had a burning feet issue for 10-15 days. That’s why I’m pushing on. It’s easy and it’s working.

Day 20 is done. Bring on day 21!

Day 21.

Passed without incident. Just another day at the office.

Day 22.

Slept badly last night. Woke up at 3.30am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I just lay there in that twilight zone of sleep/non-sleep. Made me tired for the rest of the day. My shoulder hurt too: a liver signal. Liver must be detoxing.

Weight has dropped to 63kg (139pounds) – that’s a loss of just 5kg(11 pounds) in 22 days. Not bad, not bad at all, very happy with that, but…but I am starting to feel skinny. I am conscious and aware of this and I don’t like it. If I lose too much weight I will have to stop the fast. I don’t want or like the office commenting. I don’t want to look like skelator: it reminds me of when I was ultra sick and at my worst.

Day 23.

Awoke with a headache. My second headache of the fast. Waterfalls of water kept the pain at bay, but it was a sheepish morning and afternoon so I took things well easy. By the afternoon headache was gone and things returned to normal. My mate Steven from Switzerland is over to visit and stay the night at SunshineTowers. Good to have a mercury toxic mate around to chat with. He helped dig up my crop of potatoes from my veggie garden. My biggest crop ever! I now have four bags of spuds stored in the garage! Nice!

My wife cooked a Sri Lankan coconut chicken curry for dinner with wild rice and runner beans from the garden: felt like torture smelling the beautiful fresh smells and not being able to eat it. How long will I continue the master cleanse?

Day 24. 8th September 2013

Weighed in at 62kg today. Ummmm. I have lost 6kg(13 pounds) so far. Considering I have not eaten anything for twenty four whole long days…6kg is a very small amount of weight loss. 24 days is a long time to go without food. Three and a half weeks!

When I was ultra sick I lost a lot of weight. I went down to 57kg. Back then I looked proper sick. I looked horrid: skinny, pale, weak, oily and, well just really fucked up.

In contrast to now, after having lost 6kg and down to 62kg, today I actually look healthy. I am obviously thin, but not unhealthily skinny. When I look in the mirror, my face is a normal shape. Sure it is thinner, but I don’t look sick. I have a healthy glow with no saggy or droopy bits. Well, I think so anyways. If I looked like $hit the lads in the office would have made a comment. They would have said something: they are not shy when it comes to taking the piss!

But 62kg is uncomfortably low for me. It is close to the cut off zone. I guess if I get down to 60kg I will seriously consider stopping the fast. Not sure I can handle the office comments. I know its sad: to consider breaking the fast just because of what other people might think/say, but such is life. It is my life and I have to lead it. 60kg may well be the signal to break the fast. We will see. Depends on how I look. How I feel.

The thing is, this fast still has a ways to go. I am detoxing all the time and it’s not stopped. It is not time to stop yet. My tongue remains furry, my mouth chalky. The headache shows crap is exiting my temple. And my BM’s! Oh yeah, I still have loads of crap coming out. Rich, thick and stinky.  No idea where it all comes from, but I still have toxins pouring out of me. The fast is working good.

The thing is, I know it will be difficult to restart another Master Cleanse. I have found this one easy. That means the second MC will be easier…and longer. Longer is difficult for work because I cannot entertain clients. I guess I will do another fast in January. January is acceptable to detox and I will be able to easily do the whole month. That’s the plan anyways.

So for now, I will try my hardest to continue for as long as possible. But when I get to 60kg, just 2kg away, I will have to take a view. My work is giant part of my life and I need to look the part.

BUT…my health takes precedence!!! So maybe I will just say; fuck it! Fuck’em all. This is me and my health and if I look a bit skinny for a couple more weeks…tough $hit. I know when I break the fast and restart eating I will regain all the weight I have lost. Yes, if I lose 6kg in 24 days, I will gain 6kg in 24 days when I restart eating again. All healthy grub, but the weight will return. It always has done on all the many other fasts I have done.

So, as you can see, I am in two minds: shall I stay or shall I go now?
Time will tell, but for today: I will continue.

Oh yeah, I have switched over to the salt water flush in the mornings. I get a better ‘clean through’ than the lax tea with no stomach cramps. I get up 15 minutes earlier @ 545am and that gives me enough time to unload and then get on the train to work. I have done the last 8 days with SWF in the mornings.

That’s all folks!

Master Cleanse – 18 days so far.

925b6a18ed82dc9d2ed584264d2829beDay 12.

It’s the 27th August today and I’m in the zone. The detox zone. Fast is motoring along just fine. First nine days were a breeze. Day 10 kicked off with some serious detoxing with that pounder of a headache. Days 11 and 12 have been fine, but not a breeze. I have passed some kind of detox crossroads and I am detoxing more that the first nine days. I am having a little more hassle now.

Today I needed more MC drink than usual and I started running low whilst at the office. I noticed early and started rationing myself. I didn’t want to run out in the office. I got a shakes a couple of times, bad too. Hand shook like a leaf. It stopped after I drank more drink, but it happened a couple of times. Went to the bank at lunchtime and felt particularly odd and needed to take some deep calming breath to steady myself.

But it’s all manageable. I consider myself a professional when it comes to managing detox side-effects! So no big deal. Just drink tons of water and chill. To be honest with myself, I kinda like the side-effects. Shows that the fast is working and that I’m getting rid of some old crap. First nine days were so easy I wondered if any serious detoxing was gonna happen, so kinda nice to know all the effort is worth it.

My weight has stabilised at 65.5kg (144 pounds). That’s down just 2.5kg (5.5 pounds). I am extremely happy about that. Serious weight loss would make me stop the fast. Looking like skelator is not fun. Getting odd looks and comments from people in the office is, well, is not ideal!!! I have a board meeting Friday and I need to look sharp.

Otherwise I am seriously enjoying and greatly appreciating my superb nose. Clear as a bell. No obstructions, sinus clear and nose breathing is once again the norm. It may sound odd, but it’s real nice to be able to breathe normally again. A significant plus.

Moved up to three minutes for the lax tea to brew. I did have mild stomach cramps, but it was mild and no problem. You will be pleased to learn I am suitably regular; 4-5 per day. Just what you wanted to know! But it is a fast and regularity is very important.

Cayenne pepper moved dose up 100pct and that didn’t work. Stinger! But at 50pct up caused no problems. So that’s 1.5 tbs when I make my big batch in the morning.

In other non-health related news, work on the house is drawing to a close. We been having the downstairs completely renovated for the last four months. We had no TV, no music, no sitting room and no kitchen for 12 weeks. All crammed upstairs in the guest room surround by a million boxes. My music room is finished with freshly painted plastered and painted walls and a new oak floor.

Everything looks stunning, but the mega bonus is the acoustics of the room have changed significantly for the better. My Hi Fi sounds completely different. About 50 times better. I guess that’s because the new floor is better insulated and the speakers can function better. I’m just listening to a Trentemoller CD and that base is booming the funk out me!!! Gosh it sounds wonderful.

Day 14 – 29th August 2013

Must have had 10 BM’s today.
I have not had a solid dump for 14 days.
My BM’s in the morning show that I still have masses of toxins coming out. Thick sludge every day. When will it end?
Keeping regular is not a problem.
Changed cayenne pepper brands and took too much. Stinger. Again.
Lax tea – 3 minutes steeping gives me stomach cramps. 2 minutes is ok.
In the evening I had my first real hunger pangs. Food was on my mind. The smell of the local curry house was intoxicating.
Felt a bit spaced and fluffy headed in the evening too. Did a meditation for 30 minutes and felt even more spaced. That’s why todays blog entry is just a list.
My nose and sinus’s are as clear and clean as a bell: lovely.

Still working. Two of boys in the office are seriously talking about doing it too. They are amateurs and I look forward to their reactions; if they ever actually do it. Each time I go for a dump they are having a sweepstake on how long I’m gonna be gone for. Tossers! LOL, but it’s all light-hearted. Lucky I have a thick skin. I am taking the grief like a man.

Otherwise…that’s two weeks under my belt. Pretty proud of that. It’s a pretty cool achievement. This weekend will be challenging!

Days 15-17

This weekend from Friday through to Sunday I went camping at Ben’s house just outside Poole on the south coast of England in Devon. He is turbo-loaded. Bought himself a mansion in the countryside with 22 acres of land. He keeps cattle. He has fields of barley. He has trees in his garden that must be a hundred years old they are so big. He has an orchard with 30 fruit tress: apples, pears, figs, plums and greengages. He has a large veggie garden. He has an asparagus patch. He has a gardener that tends to it! How the other half live!!

We camped on his front lawn, which is probably one or two acres large. In all there where nine families, all with kids: Ben, Leila, William, Benson, Poppy. Nick, Gill, Lola, Esmee. Andy, Sarah, Alfie. Nobby, Sarah. Jes, Anna, Daisy. Jessy. Lee. Caroline, Neil, Seb…and yes, I forgot some people too: I don’t know all the kids names. I have known this bunch of people most of my life. My friends.

We learn how to played croquet on his football pitch. Awesome game. Extremely competitive indeed! We chatted all day and basked in the sun on the lawn. Ben is in the meat trade and BBQ-ed all weekend with only the best cuts. A feast was had by all…

…except me of course! I was on this Master Cleanse! It is still easy too. No problemo. I mean, no big deal in terms of hunger. Drink the drink enough and you don’t feel hungry at all. But you do need to keep the drink ready at all times otherwise you feel the hunger coming up suddenly. I did sniff the freshly cooked food and enjoyed all the smells, but I did have to wander off when everyone was chowing down. Lovely smells!!!! I miss them. But…totally manageable, mostly.

I forget my lax tea. Ummmm. So I did the saltwater flush in the mornings instead. That worked fine. I have reclaimed full control over my bowels, so holding on a little for the one available toilet was cool. Hairy, but cool.

I had to get up four times a night to pee. That was annoying and cold.

Everyone had a wonderful time. I had a wonderful time too. The fast didn’t stop my enjoyment much, although the meat he BBQ-ed looked and smelt awesome. Ben is rearing veal on his farm. But veal the humane way. No cows force fed milk, locked in boxes unable to move. We all saw his open sheds with the bulls free to run around. They never go out into the fields, but they are in open barns with loads of fresh air. No one in our group really ate much veal before. Veal has a bad reputation over here, but after tasting his happy veal, everyone said they’d buy it and eat it. My wife said it was the best steak she’s had since we ate in the posh Bull Pen restaurant in our village.

Anyways…still fasting on the master cleanse. Everythings cool.

BP @ 1030pm : 143/89 p 54 and 2 minutes later: 136/91 p 51 – what the hell does that mean? I feel totally normal at the moment. That’s high!

Day 18. – 2nd September 2013

Had an annoying day today. Felt hunger pangs a bit. Not real hunger pangs really, more just a bit annoyed and fed up. I am starting to crave food, planning out what I’m gonna eat when I finish. I greatly look forward to going to Jamie’s Italian and eating his vegetarian platter. Yummm! I crave chillies too. I guess that’s all the cayenne pepper I am consuming. A veggie curry would be awesome too. I am gonna eat like a KING when I finish this up. And when I say KING, I mean a very healthy, food aware KING!

But my tongue remains white, day and night, so I will just have to continue as long as I can manage. I am doing this for my health, not for fun, not for a laugh, not to prove I can go 10 or 20 or 30 days. I am doing this for my health, and I need to do it properly. I don’t fast very often, so when I do fast…I should fast as long as I can comfortably handle and not pussy out because I am fed up for a day. My health takes precedence over everything.

I have today actually put a deadline in here: 20 days. That’s a nice round number. Lets see how I feel on day twenty before I break this fast.

Boys in the office are now actually quiet amazed with this adventure. They still take the piss, but they grudgingly admit it’s a pretty impressive feat to fast for 18 days. They are urging me to break the fast with 10 pints of Guinness and a BigMac!

I weighed in at 63.5kg this morning. I have lost 4.5kgs. That’s 10 pounds in 18 days. Not too much. Perfect. Don’t want to lose any weight. If I get down to 60kg I will defo finish the fast. That’s too low. I will look like skelator if I hit 60kg.

I have to admit, fasting for 18 days is pretty hardcore. Didn’t think I could go this long, but then again I didn’t know it would be this easy.

That’s all folks!