i understand what you are going through. i would like to join you in your fast. i want to do the fast for several reasons, number 1 to try and gain some control in my life. i have made many attempts but give in after a day or 2. i feel like i need to push myself, test my inner strength. i am going to tell myself this is not about loosing weight but about seeing how much control i have over my body. the goal will be to take control, to be strong, to be in command. instead of telling myself--i will gain weight or i will not loose weight if i don't continue with the fast--i am going to say to myself--be strong, take control of yourself, i can do this. the reward will be inner strength, knowing i can be in control of myself and what i put into my mouth. i am going to start in the morning. my goal is for 2 dauys only--then i will increase it day by day. i want to set a goal that is obtainable and not some far off number, like 10 days (even though that is what i would like to do). if it is 2 days then i can see the result of getting there then move on from there. i am here and would love a partner. how about we take charge of our lives together. we are in control, we are the ones controlling our bodies and minds!!!!!