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An explanation as to why I am blogging about my 100 days of fasting, beginning with a 40 day water fast.
Date: 1/10/2015 2:07:48 PM ( 7 y ) ... viewed 461 times
Okay, 3rd entry to start off this blog today. While I was walking the dog, I thought of 2 issues I need to address to myself.
1. Why am I blogging at Cure Zone about a spiritual fast? I have a separate journal to record daily Scripture passages, reflections and meditations. The problem is that during a water fast, detox symptoms and weight loss become hard to ignore, and end up consuming my daily time with God & fill the journal. So I plan to blog fast & detox here, and keep my handwritten journal focused on spiritual renewal.
2. As stated I am planning a 40 day water fast stopping when hunger returns (mid-February) I expect by day 28 I will be more in tune to distinguishing true thirst and hunger.
Having made that point, I am mentally referring to this whole process as my 100 day fast ending in April. I need to change habits and behaviors and I've outlined 100 days to do so starting with a water fast. After the water fast I plan to transition to bone broth & clear soups, adding vegetables for the final stretch ending around April 12th. I plan to slowly increase my fitness activities thru March as I transition into the latter part of the 100 days
By thinking of the whole process as my 100 day fast, then I think I can avoid my past mistakes of transitioning out of a water fast. Many sources say to sip watered fruit juice to break a water fast, but that hasn't worked for me. Within a week fruit juice as morphed into smoothies, and within a month I testing my return to whole food with a dinner of steak & potatoes
Also, I want to track this process in days rather than weeks. I tend to lose focus when tracking in weeks probably I am chasing too many squirrels during the week. By week 3 I start losing count. Tracking by days keeps me engaged and in the present.
I am hoping that by the end of 100 days, I will not experience a sudden end to the fast, but already be on the road of wanting to maintain a vegetable-rich diet & daily exercise, without any cravings for junk food or going back to an unhealthy lifestyle.
I do wish that I am able to avoid having to get really specific about the initial water fast with family and friends. I really want to avoid the daily "death-check" phone calls from family. Also by telling family & friends that I am on a 100 day self-makeover, I can honestly have a reason to decline invitations to restaurant luncheons and dinners that usually start up once everyone has recovered from the holiday hangover.
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