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Day 1/57 - Starting Another Short Fast after Break

Renewed Fast after 13 Day Break

Date:   12/12/2012 4:39:56 PM   ( 9 y ) ... viewed 3149 times

Back Again,

After my last post, I had gone back to fasting after a short break - was at 9 days into the fast - making a total of about 43 days fasting less about 6 days where I had eaten.

After these 9 days I broke again and ate for another 13 days - I'm starting up again today - doesn't feel so much like the same big fast, though I guess it is a continuation. I know it's a continuation as my body will just shift back into this mode in 2 days of fasting and evacuate easily and go light again. Looking forward to the next few days and to feeling this - feeling good at the moment, last week saw the first studio session for my first long awaited album - so I started eating a little a few days before that as I wanted to be full of energy. Hit a low point after the first 29 days and that's when I had the first break and ate for six, after fasting another 9 days at the end of that my energy was starting to fade a little again before the session coming up so I broke it again. Now after 13 days of food, I feel like the tanks are full lol, and want to just have a break from eating again and continue with the energy and transforming direction the fast was taking. I'll only be able to continue this next fast for 10 or 11 days, as on the 23rd I pick up my siblings from the airport who are here 5 days for Christmas with me, I'm going to be cooking and sharing food with them, so will break on the 22nd or 23rd and eat for that time. Will likely go back on another short fast after that.

It's hot here now, summer has been typical Melbourne back and forth, one day pretty cold the next day really hot - it takes a bit out of you as the weather is not very consistent. I had a huge week last week with the session and my bf having 2 gigs and a fundraiser day right after and then a weekend away down the coast with an end of year picnic for one of my dharma groups and a big party sunday night where we watched the southern lights flicker across our minds eye... Have been collecting instruments and gear for the band and album and upcoming tour - running around town and e-baying it :) Buying old analog gear and tape machines, it's an awesome time for me. Dreams coming into being - magical man in my life cheering me up and doing heaps for me after a very devastating loss of a partner about a year ago now. Sometimes I struggle with emotions as I guess we all do, the build up of betrayal and destroyed family relations -- kind of baggage that weighs you down, doing awesome though considering what I've weathered -- easy to forget that.

When this Christmas is all over and my siblings gone again - I'm not sure exactly which way the fast will go. I like using this time - summer, and the heat to go forward in this way, and feel kind of like I'd like to do another longer Jan fast - maybe not so long, but like 21 days or something again at the end of all this - maybe until true hunger returns even whenever that is -- not sure if I started to feel something of it this time round, a sensation of thirst almost, salivation - I did feel something new there, but not intensly.

I'd like to do this after Christmas - another deeper stretch and then end the way I really should end - with a long period of coming back off the fast on a very simple kitchari diet for another 21 or 30 or 40 days. Kitchari intermittent fasting ideally and go from there to a changed lifestyle of simple wholefoods and intermittent fasting - day on, day off pattern where on the day off you eat only 4-500 cal diet.

Keep up the yoga - I think it's time to do some now :)
Will keep up the entries from time to time to log how all this is going.


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