Blog: My Health Journey
by Sacristia

Day 16 of Water Fast

My daily Journey to a healthier life style

Date:   4/21/2011 4:41:00 PM   ( 9 y ) ... viewed 2414 times

April 12, 2011

I slept well last night except for little claw marks all over my shoulder and back, from Mekong laying on my back and side. I DEFINITELY have to wear short sleeves instead of a tank top as a pajama top when I go to bed. Because my right shoulder was just all torn up with her little nippy claws. I really need to trim them as well, so she can't do that.

I probably didn't help that I was feeling a bit achy as well. The smell that is coming off of me can be so nasty, that there is no way to get away from it. I have had a couple had hard twinges in my right rib, which was bugging me why it would hurt until I remembered years ago, when I broke a rib on my right side. I must be having a twinge there, because my body is doing something to further repair the injury that I had years ago. Weird.

My morning was normal, other then I didn't want to get up and go to work, as I wanted to try and get a bit more rest. My energy level is really good, other then it comes and goes a bit. I think that it has been helping me stick to the water, fast, as I have sipped a little bit of Powerade Zero, which gives a little bit of a boost in electrolytes, which I think it is a bit more healthier for me to sip once in a while then cranberry juice.

Detoxification hasn't been unbearable for me yet, which is wonderful. I assume that means that I am much healthier then I was 6 months ago. I honestly don't feel like the same person I was 6 months ago. I am definitely thinner, as well as healthier then I was starting out. I really love looking at the numbers.

On November 3, 2010, my Body Mass Index (BMI) was 29.3, which I was just on the edge of being obese, as I was very overweight by those standards. I was 155 pounds and only 5”1'. Today my weight is 114 pounds at 5”1' and my Body Mass Index (BMI) is 21.6. That is a 7.7 difference between the two. Of course, that weight will change once I am back to eating solid food again.

I wish I would have my measurements from the start of my health journey, but I wasn't smart enough to figure that out until over a month later. So here are my measurements that I took on December 22, 2010.

At the navel: 33.5 inches
Narrowest at the waist: 31.5 inches
Widest at the hips: 40 inches
My neck: 12.5 inches

The Navy body fat formula says that I have a fat percentage of 35.84%
The YMCA formula says that I have a fat percentage of 38.27%

My Body Mass Index (BMI) at the time was 25.4, as I was 134 pounds at the time.

Today's measurements for April 13, 2011 are:

At the navel: 29 inches
Narrowest at the waist: 28.5 inches
Widest at the hips: 34 inches
My neck: 13 inches

The Navy body fat formula says that I have a fat percentage of 23.73%
The YMCA formula says that I have a fat percentage of 30.04%

My Body Mass Index (BMI) is 21.6, as I am currently 114 pounds at this time.

I definitely feel like a brand new person. I have so much energy both physically and mentally, then I had 6 months ago. I don't even look like that same person. My body is so slim and taunt in areas, where back on November 1, 2010, I looked and felt more like a pillowy mass. I hate to say that I still have my little fat leech below my belly button, but it does seem to be much smaller then it has in years. Talking to Christy about it, she said that I should start doing a difference exercise then crunches. She told me to lay flat on my back and lift both of my legs up in the air, as it will work my lower abdominal, which seems to be what my main problem is. I tried it out, and could really feel it working that area. I only did 6 of them, as it was a bit hard for me.

Work was okay and it keep me busy. I made sure that I walked when I did all my errands for the office. For my lunch, I went and got Christy and we went to Jack's Pawn shop to check out movies, as she was telling me that they were only $2.00 per DVD. She bought more then 10 movies and but I only bought 9. I bought Kingdom of Heaven (which I loved), the Gladiator, the Fifth Element, The Ten Commandments (animated), A Bible movie about Jeremiah, a Bible movie about Solomon, One Night with the King (I LOOOOOVE this movie!!), and Signs. I can't remember what the other one where at the moment, but I am sure that I will think about it later.

It is hard to me to deal with the smell that is coming off of me. It is getting outrageous, as least for me it is, because I can't escape from it. The acetone isn't as bad as it has been in the past, but I still can smell it and I still can't stand it, but I am able to bear it a bit more that I have in the past. I haven't been feeling too bad that I want to stop my water fast, but the smells are hard to deal with at times. I realized the other day when I was sitting next to Christy how much she smelled. It was a hard realization for me, since she was my best friend. I have noticed that if I smear just a little bit of Sesame oil (the body oil that I used sometimes) under my nose it helps deal with the more unpleasant smells that I come across. It doesn't last all day, but it does help quite a bit when I am in close contact with others.

After work, I went to Lowes to buy a green house type starter for my seeds. When I walked in, I realized how hollow I was feeling, and it made me wonder if I should stop my fast or at least break it or switch to juice. I have to say that I feel a lot thinner then only 114. I honestly feel like I more like 90 pounds, but I know that this is not true, because I still have my fatty leech on my lower abdomen, so I haven't burned all the fat from my body. I do have to say that I am curious on how much longer I will be able to go, as I don't know if I want to lose much more weight, regardless that I really want to get rid of my fatty leech.

I didn't do much after I bought my green house seed starter. I just went home, took a shower, relax in bed reading a book and watching a bit of TV. I did a bit of body brushing while I laid in bed, as it was easy for me to brush my arms and legs, which watching a movie. I noticed that the skin on my legs seemed overly dry, so after wards I moisturized them with a little bit of Vitamin E lotion, what I usually use on my face. It is good for hands, feet and other parts of them body, so I used it.

I didn't read my other book, but actually opened up my Bible and read a little bit from the book of Jonah, as I watched the Veggietale's movie recently. I am finding myself wanting to read my Bible more and more, which is a good thing.

I did have a slight issue with my thoughts, especially regarding the guy. I think it was because I was alone and not in the company of friends, like I am usually am. I find that if I am alone, it is hard to over ride any thoughts I have of the guy. I start thinking about the mistakes that I have made with him, and how I never got to correct them. I usually see all the things I did to show my love and how much I care for him. All the failed attempts to schedule a “fun” day with him and his son, only to be disappointed, as he never had time. I guess the one thing that bugs me is that I haven't heard from in in 12 days and that silence is painful for me. Even if we are friends, I am used to hearing from him. Then again, I have always initiated communication with him, when he was silent with me. I miss the days when he would apologize for being so quiet, and he would say that he has a lot of on his mind. I really miss his voice and being able to look into his eyes. It is a horrible feeling to know that I am alone with my feelings now, and he has no desire to even talk to me anymore. It hurts that I know that he wasn't happy with me regarding my big mouth.

I wonder if it will ever get better for me.

EXERICISE: walked 5.12 Miles

WATER INTAKE: 30 ounces of water

WEIGHT: 114 pounds

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