Today is the first day of the last third of my fast, and also the last day of the third week.
It's getting to the point where I don't really even know how to keep this interesting... I feel like it's just more of, "I feel great, I'm wearing clothes from 10 years ago (the stylish ones), I am more positive and happy, why don't we all do this all the time"?
I am thinking more and more about how to make this feeling last beyond the fast, while still getting to embrace the loving preparation and sharing of food. I don't have any answers yet.
One humorous thing that I've noticed is what I call, "subconscious eating". Yesterday I went to the grocery store to get butcher bones to make bone broth for a friend who just gave birth. While I was waiting for them to package things up, there was a display with samples of chips & salsa. And then suddenly I had one in my mouth. From a consciousness point of view, it was an immediate jump, as though my brain was like, "Right, so - the conscious part keeps thwarting my attempts to get us food, despite all the extra focus and alertness I gave it. Time for plan B. We need to turn off the conscious part for a few seconds - long enough to get chips, but not so long as to end up walking into traffic." I'm not trying to shirk responsibility for phantom snacking, I just think it was funny that the willpower part seemingly got circumvented. Very sneaky, brain...