Will water fasting cure what ails me?
Spritual clarity through deprivation.
Date: 8/7/2008 9:14:54 PM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 1968 times
I am just about to end the third day of my water only fast. I am aiming to consume water only for forty consecutive days. I've researched this and feel that it is exactly what I need to rid my body of so many toxins that I've been building up for the past few years. I have succesfully fasted for 10 to 21 days in the past, not in recent years. I feel an energy during a fast that is not attained any other way in my experience. I've become the most unhealthy and out of shape version of myself ever at 30 years of age. I'm trying to recover from a detrimental relationship of nine years. I need a cleanse of mind and body. This forty days is my attempt to regain control of my whole self. I'm also hoping for a spiritual awakening.
Oddly enough, I haven't felt much in the way of hunger pains in this first three days, which are usually the worst. I've been taking in about 4.5 liters of water each day. Today was difficult when lunch from one of my favorite deli's was brought in. (I should mention that I am a nurse working in a medical clinic and lunch is catered in no less than three days a week by various pharmaceutical reps. It's always something hard to pass up, and usually includes a dessert tray that is equally hard to pass up). My inability to exert any willpower over the free, gluttonous offerings have contributed to my current physical state of disarray.
The physical disarray, all self diagnosed as I am too embarrassed to go to a doctor having let myself get to this point, especially with my medical knowledge, includes;
Obesity: (I haven't gotten on a scale in a year, but I'm certain I'm weighing in somewhere between 190 to 200 pounds. I'm too afraid to know for sure, it may induce a suicidal state. Maybe a few weeks down this road I'll dare to venture onto the scale and report the number here in my blog). I am 5'4" and still squeezing into my size 14 jeans, but could definitely go up a size. My scrubs that are usually so forgiving have started to be tighter than I can handle. My stomach protrudes like a woman seven months along. It's impossible to suck it in anymore. It's humiliating.
Hypertenstion/ High Blood Pressure: I have checked this recently and it's at an unhealthy level. I know it's due to the weight. There is no other reason for it. I've always had blood pressure on the low end.
Diabetes: I self tested my blood glucose with a friend's testing meter and I registered a 170. Way too high!!!
I believe that this fast and possibly some subsequent fasting can cure me of all three ailments listed here, plus many more that are likely present or beginning unbeknownst to me. I plan to schedule a visit with a medical doctor to coincide with the end of my forty days. Again, I also hope that this forty days will open my mind and allow a spiritual awakening of sorts. My hope is that I will walk away from this forty day fast with a renewed body, mind and spirit.
I have read several blogs on CureZone where the blogger stops blogging at one point or another, often a few days in. I hope to post one of the successful forty day fast blogs to compeletion. Each day or two I will journal my thoughts.
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