Water fast: Days 1&2
my journey through a water fast. can I build my willpower and strength and cleanse my body at the same time?
Date: 11/8/2007 11:34:49 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 2900 times
I am at the end of my second day of my water fast. I started a blog on another site (not health related) and I was getting really negative and rude feedback, so I moving my blog here to curezone!
I am 48 hours into my fast, and I am doing well! I am going to include my posts from day 1 and 2 as one, so I can post my day 3 tomorrow afternoon.
I am starting a forty day water fast. I have prepared for the past two weeks by decreasing my intake of food, and mentally preparing myself for this fast.
The reasoning behind my desire to fast are simple and complex at the same time. I have an 18 month old son, and I gained 70lbs during my pregnancy. Wow! And, I have failed to lose this weight. I am hoping to lose some weight (not nearly 70lbs, I know) and gain controll of my appetite. I want to change my eating habits, my emotional eating, and start new.
This is day one, 15 hours into my water fast. As I said, I have been gradually decreasing my caloric intake the past two weeks down to between 600-1000 calories. So, I am not feeling hungry. I am glad that I chose to prepare myself as I have....even if it was by accident. I had dental work done, and decided to change my eating habits while I wasn't able to eat much. This decision evolved into my decision to do a water fast.
I am not sure of my begining weight, I know it is around 230. I will update tomorrow with my actual weight so that I can keep track of my weight loss.
I plan on blogging daily, even if no one reads this I know it will be benificial to my psyche to express my emotions and chart my progress.
If anyone else is doing a fast, has done a fast or is interested in my fast, feel free to comment!
For anyone keeping track (me!) this is day two....technically I am 39 hours into my water fast.
I feel fine, normal, and pretty much okay. The only thing I have to report is I had very vivid dreams last night, of food! In the first part of my dream, shrimp cocktail was involved. The second part of my dream, I was cooking scrambled eggs and bacon. Weird. I really don't remember even dreaming about food before. I know my brain is thinking about food, because I am not supposed to be thinking about food. The irony, right?
Besides my dreams, I am feeling little to no temptation through most of the day. I don't watch much tv, but the food commercials are constant! I never really noticed before, but they are there. At least one or two per commercial break on network tv. Maybe food commercials should be banned, just like cigarrete commercials were. If obesity is such an epidemic in America, maybe we should stop tempting people. I will step off my soap-box now :) Anyway, I find myself thinking...oh, that looks good. Even cartoon characters eating popcorn got my brain going. I am actually surprised that my brain has nothing better to do!
So far, cooking for and feeding my son hasn't been a problem, either. I am no more tempted than I am by the commercials. Actually, at this point, I wouldn't even call it temptation. Maybe a fixation. Because I don't feel the urge to eat when I see food, or cook food, but I am drawn in to the details, sounds and smells.
For anyone worrying, I know that I have this planned as a 40 day water fast, but if I feel like my body is not doing well, I will stop at any point. My health is more important than anything else.
Thanks for reading!
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