You may have noticed that I didn’t post day 4 on day 4. It is because Day 4 knocked me out. It started out great! I felt awesome when I woke up. In fact, one of the other participants said she thought I seemed unusually perky for someone who was fasting. The morning lecture was Cathy Fisher from StraightUpFood.com, I love her website and recipes. I particularly have found her “My Meals” page to be helpful as I look to how I’m going to handle this new way of eating going forward. Too often I think I need a fancy recipe to get me through when, if I follow the example on the My Meals page, I can see that it doesn’t have to be complicated and often a recipe isn’t required at all. If you have a chance, check out her website. Her recipes rock. For the demonstration, she made a potato soup, and spinach and mango salad, and a raw apple crumble. They were easy and smelled delicious. As soon as she started dishing up samples for people to taste, I hustled out of there.
I came back to my room and watched a couple of DVD’s and waited for Dr. Isabeau’s lecture at 2:00. By the time 2:00 rolled around, I had a mild headache, was starting to experience some GERD, and my back was on fire. But I went. He talked about the importance of exercise and some exercise strategies. It was good.
I spend the rest of the night wondering where all of the bile in my gut came from, wondering if I would feel better if I could just throw it up, not being able to find a comfortable position whether standing, sitting or lying down because my back hurt so bad, and nursing a headache from hell.
When the doctors came around in the afternoon, they brought me some sparkling water to help with GERD issue. It was a blessing and helped that upset stomach settle a bit. I went to bed by 9 and struggled to sleep due to discomfort. Luckily the GERD hasn’t been too bad today.
My stats for day 4: weight: 307.6, bp: 142/84, and temp 97.9
I hope to not repeat this day.
On a good note, I think I heard from each of my brothers in the past few days and many friends. Thanks for keeping me in your prayers!