I'm nearly there - I can see the finish line getting closer. Today has been another successful day even though I haven't rested as much as I probably should while fasting. In fact, this has been one of the busiest, most productive times in recent memory, as I create a new body of artwork while racing to meet multiple overlapping deadlines.
Despite my hectic pace, I've not been tired on this fast; on the contrary, I'm bursting with creative energy. Still, I'd like to give my body a break with more rest, but the timing is not conducive to relaxation.
Yesterday I drank a little more than a gallon of lemonade, with the last glass late in the evening. I think it was too much sugar overall, and drinking it so late in the day gave me energy when I wanted to sleep. Needless to say I didn't sleep much or well last night, but I was still up and raring to go early this morning. To play it safe I drank less lemonade and more water today. My last full glass was around 5pm, so I may sleep better tonight.
There were no major detox symptoms today, and the white coating on my tongue isn't as thick, but it's still there. There was a brief moment when I started coughing and my throat felt scratchy as if I was coming down with a sore throat. Then it passed. Interestingly, my throat used to be my Achilles heel when I was younger. I would get tonsillitis at least six times a year and would take antibiotics without questioning their effects on my body. This started in my teens and continued until my tonsils were removed when I was thirty years old. It didn't occur to me to ask about the ill effects of removing an important bodily filter. At any rate, when I coughed today I was reminded of the fact that I haven't had a sore throat in many years. Perhaps the cough was a healing reaction to indicate that there's more repair taking place in the area of my throat. All in all I'm feeling great, with just two days left to go!