I was pleased to see a very good story in my county’s local Patch.com about the fast. I continue to work at outreach to various media outlets, with some developing interest. I’m hoping that as the days go by and the fast continues, there will be more stories that spread the word and, most importantly, therefore help drive the massive voter turnout so clearly needed.
I’ve now lost 19 pounds since this started, about 10 the first few days and 9 since. I expect I’ll lose 30-35 by the time I begin drinking fruit and vegetable juices and then food, progressively phased in with the foods most easily digestible first (fruits and vegetables) leading up to sweets, coffee and oils last. I’ve begun to think of what I’ll drink first, probably a homemade vegetable soup.
My weakness abated a bit yesterday, for reasons unknown. Maybe it’s because I have regularized a reduced daily work routine, with more time resting. There are a couple of other new things physically, though. One is a tendency towards dry, cotton mouth and a less strong voice. When that happens and I drink a glass of water, it does help, temporarily. The other was the need last night to put a pillow between my legs in bed after having difficulty with them feeling OK without it when lying on my side. The pillow did work.
Today Jane and I are taking a few hours to drive to Palisades Interstate Park along the Hudson River. The leaves are supposed to be at peak color. I’m looking forward to that.