12 (Mon) April 2021
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Spring Cleaning (Day 1 of 5)
Years overdue, I am undertaking a water fast – nothing but water – for 5 days this week, Monday to Friday.
- Day 1 (12.097 Water)
- Day 2 (12.098 Taste Test: Mineral Waters)
- Day 3 (12.099 500 ml of Water)
- Day 4 (12.100 Taste Test: Sparkling Waters)
- Day 5 (12.101 Uisge)
In my late 20s to mid 30s, I would fast once a year, usually in January, not necessarily to lose weight but to clean out my system, and then reboot on a proper diet and exercise regimen, which would eventually sputter out towards the end of the year, and I’d do it over again at the start of the next year. 5 days was the standard duration, Monday to Friday, so that I’d be at my strongest on Monday, gradually losing vitality over through Friday, recuperating on the weekend.
This time, at the end of Day 1, I feel perfectly normal. No physical weakness. No hunger. Just a vague wistfulness for what I might’ve had for dinner.
This is the first post in GMTD history, after 4,114 posts, to feature zero calories, zero nutrients, zero colors. Though I can’t recall specifically, if I had ever been tempted to undergo a fast over the past 11+ years, the daily obligation of the blog to eat/drink something that I could write about probably kept me from doing it.
(See also FOODS)
(See also PLACES)