hi, i am reluctantly posting to announce my new fast -- I am completing day one today. I am sort of feeling frustrated/whinily apprehensive/have come to the end of my other support resources. I just don't wanna write any of my on line support partners or read another fasting book. I DO need to do the fast, which is why I am posting. Sorry for the whine!! i just really need to fast in my life, however I manage to do it is fine!! i lost my last fast due to fear reaction to my (very easy and mild) detox period that overcame me in days 2 to 3. It just had me sort of trapped in bed and this started to "scare" me.... would it ever end? I will be so scared of being rejected by the forum if I lose this fast for the same reasons but maybe if this happens i can work through the process out loud here as it were and help persons who might be going through the same. .. I have a fasting buddy this time and some competitive motivation too.. a girl I met recently who is fasting and was socially rejecting of me... we had a talk about fasting but she was just generally so superior-acting, and socially high and mighty, and determined to exclude me from her circle, I need to keep on my fast just to improve myself, increase my personal power, and show her! I feel that WHATEVER keeps me on a fast is OK!!! I am committed to this new fast. It is hard, especially for me, a deeply emotional eater, but I am committed to it. I am trying to sort of plan for my period of heavy detox -- days 2 to 4 or 5 -- I think I have to avoid loneliness??? Fasting is very much a mental/emotional work for me. Ok, I am embarrassed about this post, but I am reaching out/helping myself/defending my health in whatever way I can!