My 6-Day Fast (Day 3)

This blows. And as it turns out, I’m a stubborn motherF’er.

This is hard.

Today I wanted ALL the food. I caught myself staring longingly into the refrigerator. At raw ground beef. Eggs. Condiments. Vegetables. Cheese. Even miso paste. I wanted it all. Continue reading “My 6-Day Fast (Day 3)”

My 6-Day Fast (Day 2)

It was a good day…why do I feel suspicious?

Woman must be the pioneer in this turning inward for strength.
In a sense she has always been the pioneer.  – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Knock on wood, today was a relatively easy day. I have gotten used to a few random stomach grumblings by now and it simply reminds me to drink more Snake Juice and be grateful that I am finding the fortitude somewhere somehow to push through. In days gone by I would sprint to the fridge or the cupboard, because a rumbling stomach meant, YAY!, time to eat (usually whatever I wanted).  I LOVE to eat. I can spend hours planning, obsessing, making lists, saving pins, perusing cookbooks, prepping, chopping, cooking, and so on and so forth. My addiction isn’t just to the food substance, it’s to the whole experience. Continue reading “My 6-Day Fast (Day 2)”

My 6-Day Fast (Day 1)

After completing a 5-Day fast last week I’m on to the next goal, which already has its own challenges right out of the gate.

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.– Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

Purpose: To continue pushing my comfort limits, experiment with physical reactions, help establish positive routines, instill self-disciple and break food and sedentary-ness addictions.  Continue reading “My 6-Day Fast (Day 1)”

My 5–Day Fast: The Aftermath

Here’s what I learned from my first mid-length fast.

Key Observations:

  • My lingering cold disappeared completely after 24 hours of my fast. I had been experiencing gland tenderness, earache, and sinus congestion for over a week and within one day of not eating it was gone.

Continue reading “My 5–Day Fast: The Aftermath”

My 5-day Fast (Day 5)

Nearly 7 pounds gone in 5 days…My fast ends tonight and right now I feel as I could continue indefinitely.

Day 5:

Weight: 161.8 pounds (6.8 pounds lost since Day 1: 168.6)

Sleep: +/- 5 hours

I woke before 4 AM and tried to sleep for a while but quickly realized it was pointless. My body and mind were ready for the day. Continue reading “My 5-day Fast (Day 5)”

My 5-day Fast (Day 4)

Day 4 started out near-euphoric but then got harder as the hours wore on.

 

Day 4:

Weight: 163.4 pounds (5.2 pounds down from Day 1: 168.6)

Sleep: +/- 7 hours

No nap yesterday helped me fall asleep quickly last night. I slept more soundly than previous nights of the fast, though I woke up early with another headache. Continue reading “My 5-day Fast (Day 4)”

My 5-Day Fast (Day 3)

The third day brought hunger yet continued resolve.

Purpose: Physical and spiritual reset

Goal: Daily meditation/prayer, exercise, and journaling with a focus on weight-loss

Day 3:

Weight: 164.8 pounds (3.8 pounds down from Day 1: 168.6) Continue reading “My 5-Day Fast (Day 3)”