Today I am on my 4th day of my fast. I am doing well. I have not be tired at all and am still drinking a lot of water. I woke up this morning and felt dehydrated and quickly drank 20 oz of water, which tasted delicious. I have drank about 60 oz so far today and I might end up drinking more if I am thirsty.
While I was working, I noticed that I had almost a uphoric feeling while I walked around. It was just peaceful and I was happy. I do know that first three days always make me down, but it picks up quickly after the 4 or 5 day.
I walked 7.55 miles yesterday in all. I was ready to go to bed around 1:00 a.m. So far today I have walked 5.42 miles today, but the day is not done.
I haven't had any detoxing symptoms yet, but I am sure they will pop up very soon since water fasting brings on detoxing faster then juice fasting. I did see that I had very tiny bumps at the hair line of my face and I am hoping that I don't end up detoxing on my face. I usually end up detoxing on my back, which is easier to hide from people. I once had a patch of skin on my leg break out, but that was it.
Still no urge to eat food, which is very good since I was at my friend's cook out. I just wasn't hungry no matter I was offered food, which normally would have enjoyed. Steak, hamburgers and hot dogs. But I keep with it and I am proud. I had a feeling that I wanted to eat, but it wasn't an urge it was just missing physically wanting to eat. No one realizes how much time a person takes time to eat until they give it up. Eating breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I think miss the snacks the most because that is what I do when I read my books. Now I feel a bit lost with all this time when I am not eating. LOL, I probably could be cleaning when I am home.
I weighed myself and it looks like I lost about 3 or 4 pounds but I know that is just all weight that was in my intestines. The fat burning process really doesn't start until today.
I did a lot of praying today. I had one hard issue that I had to deal with and ask Person B. After a lot of praying, I asked him and the answer was a good one. I am happy about it. Even thought we fought about it a bit the other night, because he knew I had a question but wouldn't ask it. He asked and asked to the point I got frustrated and didn't want to talk anymore.
I felt a bit closer to God today. I was praying and asked God to fill me with His presence and with strength because I was struggling decisions and feelings. Immediately, I felt Him with me and all I could do is praise Him. It was such an wonderful feeling to be able to pray, to praise and feel closer to God.
I actually thought about calling my father yesterday, but I don't think I am ready quite yet but I am hoping that I will find a way to easily reconnect with my father again. I do miss him alot, but it seems that he doesn't really care to have me in his life. I am at least trying.
I know that tomorrow will be easier for me. I just wonder when the detox and the tiredness will hit me. I am a bit tired, but not like a sudden drain that I get when my liver is empty of Sugar reserves. It usually happens on the 3 or 4 day and I am still full of energy. I could be wrong this time and it might hit me on Sunday on my 5 day. Which will be good since I don't have to work tomorrow at all. I will be help my friend put up my awning on my trailer again since it wasn't put on right the first time, which so after the wind blew it off. LOL. I am sure that will wear me out as well as going to my church's Celebration of Freedom, which is tomorrow as well.
Well, all and all, everything is well and I am great at this point, but days will tell when the detox starts, which I dread. But I know it is for the best for me.
God quide me in all that I do.
I hope everyone is doing well on their fasts. I know it isn't easy to adapt to the world that eats all the time, but I hope you can pull the strength from within and endure at this time. Good Luck! You CAN do it!!
Hey I'm on my fourth day of fasting too.. and was wondering when the detox symptoms usually begin....
Oh and good luck with your fast, it's good to hear that you were able to control your urges, and now they are completely gone. Reading your posts give me strength, and i hope everything works out betwen you and your father.
When you are water fasting, detox symptoms show up quicker and faster then if you were juice fasting. Mine usually show up about day 6 or 7. It also depends when the last time you fasted as well and how you lived your life style.
It has been since Lenten of 2006 since I fasted really well. So I will probably detox hard and I guess I am dreading it. But I know my body will feel so much better after I am done.
I am glad that I am able to help you have some strength. I was wondering if I could be to help to anyone while posting my fasting journey. It does help me to post here since none of my friends know that I am fasting. Only one person would understand, but other then here, I am just keeping it between me and God. By posting here, it helps me not want to blab about it when i am going to be going through so many changes.
Keep it up! You CAN do it. Each day will be easier then the next. It is the just the detoxing that will make you feel horrible. But remember if you start eating again at the detox stage, you will just be stopping a very good process, which is the cleansing of your body. Try to stick it out if you can. It will be hard at times, but just take it an hour at time if you have to. And tell youself "I will eat again" because you will. You are just not eating now, and with a very good reason and purpose. You are allowing your body to focus on healing ohter parts of your body and using up all the excess fat and flushing out that bad, by using the energy that is normally used in the digestion process. Now you are processing any food, you body uses that excess energy to give your body a spring cleaning. It is really great once you have gotten to about the 15 or 16 day. You will feel like a new person. Of course everyone is different and so it might be sooner or later with you. Still try to enjoy the process, it can only do you good in the long run.
Good luck with your beach school. It sounds like it would be fun. Again, Keep it up. You CAN do it. Just take it slow and one day at time. You will be surprized how now the days will go by and you went so far with your fast. The first 3 days are the hardest, once you have gotten that fast, the detox might be a bit hard, but the hardest is over. You are on the roll now!
I am in my 4th day of my first long term fast. Over the past month I did a series of 1, 2 & 3 day fasts. My intention now is to go at least 14 days. On my 14th day I am scheduled for knee replacement surgery. If all goes well I will continue the fast after the surgery to at least 20 days possibly 30. I hoping for maximum healing and recovery. Any comments or suggestions form anyone.