Dear Curezone Forum,
I just thought that I would let you know that I am currently on DAY FORTY (40) of my water fast. I can't quite believe it myself but since February 18th 2008 I have consumed absolutely nothing apart from water - mainly Evian mineral water, tap water and a couple of bottles of carbonated water.
What's more I work full time and also train a couple of racehorses, so every day I have been up by 5.00am to feed 38 horses (I'm always the first to the yard and the deal is that the first person there feeds everyone else's horses as well as their own) by 6.00am, then ride for at least an hour, before making feeds, hay for the day and all the other associated (heavy lifting) work that goes with horses.
The only way I managed it was by being motivated to lose the weight I had put on since giving up riding competitively some years ago. I decided that I wanted to race again but had to lose weight in order to do so - hence the fast. I also wanted to reset my eating habits as they were getting me down. Whether I have succeeded in this I don't yet know, but I have lost the weight. I'm down from about thirteen stone to nine, which is not bad for someone who is six feet tall.
Anyhow, all I can say is I'm not too sure about the 'Miracle of Fasting' save for the weight loss. Shelton
says that if you think you're weak you are, but I sure don't have much energy at the moment, feel desperately cold all the time (I'm in London and it's cold!)and genuinely can't wait to start eating again. In fact I spend much of my time looking at food / recipes on the internet and working out whether and when I can eat them.
I plan to break the fast tomorrow lunchtime with a 250ml glass of Grove Fresh Organic V Juice Tomato and Vegetable (www.grovefresh.co.uk) and then continue to consume fresh juices only for five days, followed by soups, then mashed vegetables and fruit.
I'd like to follow a raw plant based vegan diet for the future, but think that this might make digestion harder so will be cooking it first - am I right to assume this. Not really sure just warm pureed carrots seem much more appealing at the moment than hard cold crunch ones!! LOL I am also craving baby food and may well try a few of the organic vegan ones!!
My tongue has been horribly coated throughout and shows no signs of clearing, but don't anyone dare suggest I continue one day longer, however this may be due to the fact that I have been smoking heavily throughout. However at the moment cigarettes are repulsing me, and as from tomorrow I plan to give up. No arguments this time, altough a lifelong smoker of 20 years if I can Water Fast
40 days, I can damn well quit cigarettes.
So there you go, been looking forward to writing this for some time - make of it what you will, Love and Light, JOHN.