Starting 16 day fast today!!
Start of another 16 day fast!!! YAY
Date: 8/29/2012 12:29:09 PM ( 31 mon ) ... viewed 1033 times
Ok today I am back. I am well now. The one thing that has really impressed me is since I stopped my last fast in august, I have not gotten back any of my former cravings. This fasting really works!! But it takes practice!
Today is day one of my 16 day fast. This fast is to prepare me for a 30 day fast that will begin in October. I have maintained my weight loss generally. I have gained a few since I ended my last one but I am also menstruating so that normally adds a few.
Ok regardless, my weight today is 254 so thats my start weight for this fast.
This is day one of a water fast. I do intend as usual to run, when I can. Yesterday I ran 3.5 miles, and today I will do the same.
Ok so to be really honest, I ended my last one because I had to go meet somebody and really didnt want to explain why I was fasting!! haha.
About a year ago I met somebody by mistake online. I was not looking, but we met and we communicated by email and phone for months. He was a very big support system for me. I sent him pics etc and tried to be as honest as I could about weight issues. I didnt want to get depressed and then end up going off my mission of getting myself healthy again so I put him off for months. But in August I decided that it was the right thing to do to meet him. So nervously I went to the States for the weekend and met him. It was the scariest thing I have ever done. Of course I had lots of safety nets in place security wise with friends knowing where I was staying and me checking in regularly.
Anyway, all in all, the meeting went exactly opposite of what I had thought would happen! I had it in my mind that he would take one look and decide nope, no future there. I prepared myself for that refection even though we had such a great rapport on the phone. I spent many hours a day talking to this guy so I was very attached. But I thought I cant dangle him along forever. Anyway, we met and he hugged me and told me I was more beautiful than he pictured. The entire weekend was spent with him saying, I cant believe you are so gorgeous! lol
Now that I dont have all that heart break to look forward to, lol, Im back on track. Even though this weight loss journey is about me this time, not anybody else. I think in life you have to decide you are not going to abuse yourself anymore! I have decided that loving myself means looking after my health. And this fasting thing makes me feel really good and energized. Its strange!
Ok, so start weight 254 pounds!
I will fast for 16 days and then break my fast. Breaking the fast is almost more important then doing the fast. If you dont break it properly you can really cause some discomfort on yourself. I find the best way is to start drinking juice the first day, then raw fruit. Then for me, eggs cooked with now milk was a great food to add next. I then began to add protein shakes with bananas and then eventually move to raw vegetables, fruits and nuts. I did not eat any meat until about a week had gone by. I have not eaten red meat at all since my last fast. I have no appetite for red meat at all! I crave fish and chicken only so perhaps I shouldnt be eating red meat at all. Its very interesting what your body tells you to do! I crave water ongoing, but I have never been able to drink pop again. It actually turns my stomach! Even diet pop I cant cope with. I used to drink a lot of it! Coffee, I started drinking a bit, one a day and not every day, but for this fast I am back off caffeine again.
Ok so today, I have a headache which is typical my first day of my fast. I feel well but my stomach is growling. This will pass probably tomorrow or the next day. I feel optimistic about this fast and now know what to expect in my body. This is very important when fasting is that you know how to predict your bodies reaction to the fast. If you are not aware of this, it could scare you into breaking fast early.
Ok wish me luck, see ya tomorrow
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