A week of just drinking water and no food? Am I crazy?! Maybe.
I read articles, watched youtube videos and meditated a bit about fasting. Do we really need to eat as often as we do? In my search for the best way to eat, I tried small meals, 5-6 times per day. At first, it seemed to be helping, but there's something not quite right about always thinking about food or snacks.
While I am in reasonable health overall, I do have one issue bothering me for the past few months.
Pain - in my hands.
It is probably from arthritis and likely excacerbated by the amount of typing I do. Seeing a hand doctor, he took x-rays, pointed at tiny pixel sized blemishes on the image and told me I had the beginnings of arthritis. Somehow, it seems like he found a problem, but not the problem. He told me I could use pain creme, or he could give me a cortisone shot to knock down the inflammation. As much as I want the pain to go away, I want to find and fix the problem.
Rather than get lost down the reasons why I started, let us explore the pre-fast thoughts.
Today was fairly typical for a Saturday:
Notes: My right elbow isn't quite right, but I cautiously powered through the pull ups.
In the past few days, a few of my thoughts:
Let us find out. A few folks asked me to keep a journal. Among the things they asked me to monitor: