I am excited and nervous. I am about to embark on a 40 day fast. I am 50 pounds overweight and am more than ready to get it off. I know countless people say not to think of the cleanse as a weight loss diet but I also know that many of them have lost the weight and kept it off, so that is my goal. I hope to lose at least 30 pounds during this journey. I will be exercising daily, trying not to be to strenous but effective. I am 25 and am hoping to marry the man I love soon, but need to be fit to be ready to do so. I will write daily about my experiences.