Hi there, my name is Heather and I am embarking upon a fast. I know that fasting is fantastically healthy. My issue my whole life is using food to relax me. I often like to eat a late dinner to help put me to sleep. I had gotten down to a weight of about 110-112 and now I'm back at 119-117. I was 119lbs today but I did overeat this morning. I went for a walk after and just had some water. I hope to fast for about 12-13 days. I hope to go down to 108 to 110lbs, but most of all regain a sense of power over my life. I think fasting helps me feel in control of food, which I know is not necessarily mentally healthy. I mean, I know its not healthy to want control through one's relationship with food, but I feel that is what I need. It's 2:56pm on Tuesday, May 4th. I am also in a rough situation in terms of school taking up a tremendous amount of my time and energy and living in a house that is not mine with a boyfriend I'm not sure I want a romantic relationship with. So, things are a bit rough right now and I have trouble during transitional hard times like this.