It looks like the weight dropping is starting to slow down, which is completely normal. Last night was rough at first. I was starting to lose it, from so many nights of migraine headaches while I sleep I was frustrated and angry. Fortunately, after praying for a while and finally surrendering I relaxed enough and fell asleep. Even though I had a headache most of the night I woke up 3 or 4 times briefly and fell right back to sleep. The most restful night I've had since the fast began.
Anyways, I've decided to end the fast at 21 days. I recently discovered that it takes half as long to break the fast as the fast itself was. That means it'll take me roughly 10 days to get back to regular eating again. With company Christmas parties and such coming up, I can't allow my fast to continue beyond that. It would be dangerous and foolish of me to think that I could cut the fast any closer than that. Particularly with all the food and alcohol that are usually served at these events. The temptation would be great, and it would be rude to only eat 3 tomatoes at a party when they've invested so much into the event.
So if all my issues aren't resolved by then, I'll be eating healthier and exercising more, and then in the spring I'll do another fast.
In any case, I don't look at it as a failure. I think of it as a stepping stone. Thus far, it's been the longest one I've had since 2002, and if I make it to the end, it will be the longest I've ever done. And hey - it's not that much further to go... 12 days after all, can go by very fast.
Cadmanz... Almost halfway there...