Day 7 - One Week Status Report

 


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As I complete my first week of fasting, I thought I would share some of the numbers I have been tracking of my health. 

                           PreFast           Day 7 of 20

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Weight:                 191                  179.8         - 11.2 

Blood Pressure:     138/72.            109/68       - 29

Blood Glucose:      130                  78.            - 52


Comments:

WEIGHT - I have been losing about 2 lbs a day this week and expect that I will average 2 lbs a day according to Dr Goldhammer. That will leave me at a weight of roughly 155 lbs when I am done (my ideal weight should be in the range of 128 - 158 for my height). 

BLOOD PRESSURE: My blood pressure was slow to respond to the weight loss during the first 5 days of the fast however has dropped on day 6 and 7 to 109. For the healthiest levels I will want to get the systolic number (upper number) in the 90’s. I am very interested to see where this can go with roughly 2 more weeks of fasting. 

BLOOD GLUCOSE: The drop during the first week has stabilized in the low 70’s. I expect this to remain at this level for the duration of the fast. As the fat in my cells becomes significantly reduced, I expect that cell wall sensitivity to insulin will improve greatly. It will be interesting to see what my glucose levels are when I beginning the refeeding phase which occurs after the 20 day fast. 




Comments

Josette Cochrane-Lusk said…
I'm curious- do they discuss how stress affects our vital signs and weight gain and offer suggestions on how to deal with those issues? The Franklin Park Zoo is reporting their zoo residents are pacing more, a classic sign of stress in animals, due to the increasing noise from the numerous dirt bikes racing through the area next to the park. Living in a city, I'm constantly hearing sirens, lawn mowers, the whoosh and beeping of cars, the roar of trucks, and I often wonder how this constant background cacophony may explain some of the myriad health issues faced by city dwellers.
Gail said…
Wow! Stats are looking good!

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