It is encouraging. I am hungry right now but sipping water in the hopes that it will quell the hunger pangs. I read an earlier post of yours and it sounds like we are in the same boat. I was always thin and fit until my pregnanc(ies) where I just exploded. I am happy now to be headed in the right direction and feeling pretty motivated. The hardest thing for me is going to be social engagements. I have a group of friends that want to take me out on Friday for a belated birthday dinner. At first I was thinking that I would break the fast and resume on Sat - but now I am thinking that once I make it through the first 3 days I don't want to have to start over again. So I am playing with the idea of telling them what I am doing and maybe just ordering miso soup and still going out for the socializing. I have been looking forward to a night out so I don't think I want to cancel... but my health is more important to me than a night out... well, I'll play it by ear and see how things go for the next few days. I think it would be really cool to fast for a month. Althoug I am juice fasting so I don't know if that counts. Today I had fresh grapefruit juice in the am, then after a light walk I had carrot/apple/celery juice. I am going to try to stop at that for the day and stick to water, but may need an evening juice as well since at the moment I am quite hungry.