Day One of Water Fast
Day one of water fast
Date: 5/26/2007 10:24:39 AM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 2323 times
Friday night at 8pm EST was my last meal. I have no idea how long this fast will last. I will leave it up to my body to tell me when it's healed and ready for food again. I began with a starting weight of 202.2 and a goal weight of 135. I should stress that goal weight is not likely to be achieved through fasting alone, but that is my perfect weight and I will continue to strive for it even after the fast has ended.
I have begun fasts before and have lasted as long as 5 days. I have experienced many benefits but have always caved at even the slightest daily stress. I began a fast last Saturday that ended Wednesday afternoon after a bad morning at work that could only be relieved by some great mexican food.
My goal for this fast is not just weight loss, but a clearer mind, greater confidence and health. My previous fasts have shown almost immediate results, and I found last week that by doing a complete colon cleanse before beginning a fast helped tremendously. I did a phosophosoda purge, a kit done before a colonoscopy, to have a completely vacant colon and it really seemed to take care of the sluggishness of the first few days. In fact, last week, I didn't have any at all. It should be cautioned that those kits should not be used too frequently as there is healthy bacteria in the colon that should be allowed to stay there and I do not know if those kits actually vacate all of that as well. Basically, I don't know enough about them, period, so before doing it, be sure to get the facts and perhaps ask your doctor. That was the second one I had used this year. In fact, after using it, I lost 4 pounds in one day which I can only attribute to cleaning out all the buildup in my colon.
This time, I will also not be telling anyone what I am doing. There is nothing more discouraging or frustrating than to tell your friends hoping they will encourage you only to find that they have somehow become experts in this process. With no reasearch, using only an old wives tale, they think they know it all and try to convince me that I am starving myself and try to talk me out of it. In fact, people that had previously left me alone before, had actually come up to me as if I was suicidal or something. Those of us that do this are healthy. Those of us that do it the right way are not anorexic or suicidal or stupid. We've done the research, read the books, talked to others and educated ourselves. Not just listened to our grannies tell us how, if we don't eat three meals and 2 snacks a day, we'll die. I mean, it's just ridicualous. This has only reaffirmed by personal belief and something I try to live by. I will not form an opinion and certainly not enter into any conversation or debate without getting all of the facts, from every side about any subject. This way I can make an informed decision about what fits with me, not just what others tell me I should do or believe.
Best of luck to all other fasters out there. This isn't an easy process, but as many of us believe, sometimes a necessary one to regain our health, our bodies and begin to live our lives the way our bodies were designed to live. I've learned from virtually everyone that has fasted successfully how it's a life altering experience. Things you never thought about achieving or thought you could never achieve, now become attainable. You become with one yourself and open your mind and reconnect to your guides, your subconcious, perhaps a calling. I really look forward to succeeding and wish only the best to all of you out there.
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