Thursday, June 21, 2012

After the fast

So, my fast went well. I didn't 'forget' and eat. I did feel a bit tired, but on the whole it was much easier than I expected. I didn't drink any juice either, just lots of water and some nettle and dandelion tea.

BB had a late night the previous night so he was ready for bed earlier than usual, so I drank the salty solution early and got all that will over in time for some dinner (dahl and rice).

I don't think I blogged about it here, but I did spend ages of forums and websites trying to decide if this was OK to do when breastfeeding. As usual there were some very differing opinions, but I concluded the fasting was ok if it was only for 24 hours as breastmilk wouldn't be affected, and that as the solution goes straight through and flushes out toxins immediately there was little risk of either the salt or and mobilised toxins getting into my milk. Also, by taking the solution the moment BB went to bed, I knew had a minimum of 8 hours before he fed again, so my body would have dealt with it by then. All very rational.

However, I had major guilt/panic in the middle of the night. BB woke up about 3.30 and fed and then wouldn't go back to sleep. He was crying and didn't stop when I picked him up and brought him to my bed.  It's funny how circumstances addle your thinking - I was wondering what on earth was wrong, what did I do to him, had I poisoned my child? Finally I got up with him and took him to the lounge - he was super happy, full of beans, ready to play. He is often up at 4.30... I guess having gone to sleep an hour earlier he was ready to wake up an hour earlier - phew, why didn't I think of that before!

I felt really good the next day too. Fasting definitely gives me energy, I am going to do it again. I still don't plan on going more than 24 hours, so that means fasting from one evening meal to the next evening meal, so there will be no problem with the breast milk. Of course I am doing this to try and boost hGH, but if I manage to lose some weight in the process that would be a bonus! I think I will skip the flush from now on though!

Meanwhile, the other parts of my action plan for boosting my fertility are ticking along. I have managed to cut down my caffeine to just 2 cups of half strength coffee a day. I have vetoed alcohol rhubarb and peas. I haven't used the Wii as much as I had hoped but I did walk for over 10 km yesterday. I am taking my nutrients. I have also been monitoring this cycle with the fertility monitor (taking temps is too hard when you wake up in the night to feed) and it seems that everything is order. If DD and I can coordinate to be in the same place at the right time, we should be looking at mid July for our first attempt at creating BB2.


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