Thank you so much, Catch22. I am glad I heard from you! I stepped away from the forum for a long period yesterday when what I needed was to keep posting and reading for support! This brought me down. Very tender, I am , but that level of self-attention is what I need! Congratulations on your success!!! I am so happy for you. My next fast I will make it longer! ... When I posted in the night the other night and wanted to eat, your response kept me fasting -- great. I wish you the best.