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40 Day water/juice fast

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16 Mar 2011 19:44 #6246 by chartmango
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Hey Sandi7, yes it is great to have a support network. I've always done it alone too, and it's not easy. Now, when I feel something aint right I can log on and type my way through the cheeseburger feeling. I don't really want the cheeseburger, I just start thinking about it. And typing it out like the toxins built up in fat storage it comes out in a new and interesting form everyday. I didn't realize how therapeutic typing nonsense really is. Don't give up. We're here for you.

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16 Mar 2011 22:45 #6250 by Milena
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PINKY wrote: let him fill the emptiness that is left when fasting.
PINKY:-)


Hello Pinky,

Just curious why do you feel the emptiness after the fast. In my understanding the whole purpose of the fast from the spiritual perspective is to let your Spirit and the Divine to fill the emptiness you have in life while you fast.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

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17 Mar 2011 10:20 #6273 by PINKY
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Hi Empress2k,

That's exactly it! Maybe i just came across wrong. I guess i kind of use food to fill a void in my life. so I decided to fast to overcome that and instead to let God fill that void.

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17 Mar 2011 11:13 #6275 by Milena
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Thank you for clarifying. Now it Makes sense. I wish you all the best!

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17 Mar 2011 15:28 #6279 by Free
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Lalalala I'm just in here writing instead of rummaging in the cupboards and fridge. I totally use food to break up tasks or to procrastinate.. nothing like a lot of cooking and mess to clean up to make sure you're not getting on to other things that you're not looking forward to.
How is everyone today? I don't really have any physical symptoms, just that mental wanting to make and consume food. As I mentioned I'm drinking tea still and very happy with my increasing energy, I need far less caffeine and don't feel that lethargy that I would when eating meals.

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17 Mar 2011 16:00 #6282 by PINKY
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Hello Free, nice to meet you;)

Just want to find out. So are you drinking tea and what type of tea? and dont you feel guilty or do you know that overall you are doing great! Cause I'm still having a cup of coffee in the morning and i feel flippen guilty about it but im just starting out and need to ease in somehow.

PINKY

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17 Mar 2011 16:28 #6286 by Free
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I'm drinking regular breakfast tea.. various kinds of black, and also green tea -- with lemon since plain green tea makes me feel nauseous.

This thread probably isn't the place for my kind of "lax" attitude..... but no I don't feel guilty at all. I would have a few years ago. But I don't think it's a healthy or productive emotion.

I'm just starting out as well, I went from highly alcoholized and seriously overeating -- to fasting. Mainly because "toning down" or trying to cut back wasn't working. For someone like me, having tea, coffee, ... even broth or if I were to juice something, which I'm not because I hate the mess of the juicer but would do it if it were necessary .... these things are keeping me from eating and are me doing my best. I'm still going to drastically improve in every single way if I'm having tea etc. Down the road in this fast, or in my next one I may feel that pure water is the only way to go. But the discipline and habit of not eating really does a lot for me and it's the first step I need to take.

Don't forget to love and be kind to yourself! In my case I already abused my body with over eating, too much alcohol and so on I don't need to continue now that I've made the choice to take care of myself both physically and emotionally/spiritually. Mental beration is just as bad as physical neglect, if not worse. It may feel incredibly awkward, but if you feel yourself being unkind to yourself (ie: feeling guilty or bad or angry) turn it around and say no. That isn't the story I'm going to tell myself, and then just make up something wonderful even if it feels fake at first. Imagine the kind and loving and tolerant acceptance and high opinion you'd have of your own wonderful child, or if you're inclined the way God would see you and encourage you to be your best and love you. Is there space there for feeling guilty for drinking coffee? If it's not your best, do better later today, or tomorrow.
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17 Mar 2011 17:47 #6291 by PINKY
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very true! Thank you for the advice. I do tend to get myself down with stupid stuff like that. I am quite a hard task master on myself. Just scared of failing, but i must not concentrate on that negative thinking. I know i can do this! i hope you are doing well on your fast....

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18 Mar 2011 06:19 #6298 by chartmango
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Hi everyone, checking in. How are we doing? Happy St. Pattys and all that. I'm feeling the need to blog so I think I'm going there. Not a great day as far as the fast for me, I didn't eat, but (imperfections and all). But I want you to know that I support you all 101% in your decisions, no matter what, whether or not, and I hope you will understand when I say that I didn't do so well and that it's OK. Not that I have any guilt or anything, just that I tried my best and this is was a difficult day... Anyway, I was thinking about all of you and I hope to hear from you soon. Tomorrow is another day.

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18 Mar 2011 10:21 #6299 by PINKY
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Hello Chartmango

I suppose we all get those kind of days. But hang in there, this too shall pass:) You are doing so well!! How many days now? You have a lot to be proud of!!!!

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18 Mar 2011 12:38 #6300 by Free
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<hug> it's alright you've been doing SOOO well and this doesn't erase that!! We can start today fresh and free. I didn't have a drink last night but I did lift some weights, do some tabata squats (omg) and have a large protein shake after. It was impulsive not because I thought it was the right thing to do or anything so you're not alone.

I'm sore today but in a nice way, I'll go for a long walk later and it will feel really good.

Making food for the kids is a bit of a chore, amazing how the smallest simplest things seem like heaven when you're not eating. Kind of ...gives the idea of how to increase pleasure in life doesn't it? For example, intermittent fasting as as lifestyle, instead of thinking "oh I can't eat boooooo" it's like, isn't it amazing how this simple change makes a simple meal a joy and a delight? Rather than -- like for me, a mechanical action that is somehow a distraction, rather than a wonderful thing in itself.

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18 Mar 2011 15:00 #6305 by Sandi7
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I think whats important CM is there really isn't any wrong or bad ways to fast. I wish I could be like Moses and come down from a mountain top experience with a forty day fast under my belt but I always have to keep it in perspective and be joyous for the life I have - the power of positive thinking is always in order! Just so u know u r a great inspiration for me!!!

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19 Mar 2011 01:10 #6315 by olivetree
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I am contemplating joining in on this.
I myself am on Day 3 of what was originally going to be a 3 day fast, but I'd really like to keep going. The problem is - my fiance and I WERE fasting together. We fasted last year for a "year goal" and again we are doing the same thing. I really would like to challenge myself and continue on to a 7-10 day water fast, but I know my will power is weak without accountability. He was my accountability & I know he will be breaking the fast tomorrow morning.

Before I go to sleep tonight I need to commit in my heart a number because I work better under verbalized commitment.

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19 Mar 2011 13:55 #6320 by Free
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Hello!! How are you all today?
I'm writing in here to strengthen my resolve..lol.. we'll put it that way. Am going to have to come up with a lot of distractions today, will take the kids OUT for lunch so that I don't have to cook for them since I probably would not make it through that. Grocery shop after that, then bring them outside of town to the woods to play. I commute by foot or bike every where so that should take up the day until a late dinner and bed. THEIR bed. Actually I'm quite irritable and really fed up with the kids, will have to put some good things in my ipod to temper the mood.

Lets see if I can come up with some good things to think to myself before I wring their necks (oh did I say that outloud?) and before heading out:

I'm full of energy, my body has plenty of reserve and burns it readily.

My mood and mind are clear and alert, my body is strong

I love the ever increasing feeling of lightness and ease of movement when I fast

This is so easy!
I SAID!!! This is so easy!!

I want to feel wonderful in every aspect of my life.

Ah perfect. The urge to eat has passed

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19 Mar 2011 14:53 #6321 by cory
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I am on the 4th day of my fast, I was planning on doing a dry fast until thirsty but my body just seems very hot even after having an ice bath so I am planning on breaking my dry fast tomorrow after I finish this day off, and start my water fast then.

Just staying in an air conditioner room and having plenty of cold showers.

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19 Mar 2011 17:27 #6322 by Milena
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Hi Cory! Having an internal heat is sign that your body is burning whatever needs to be burned. Even at 10 days I still barely head it. Yesterday, I was craving cold air, cold wet touch, and my head was slightly burning. Those are all symptoms of cleansing, I was having a problem with my kidneys bugging the hell out of me, But even that was still ok, however at midnight this morning my body tricked me into starting my water fast, The insomnia was unbearable, finally I fell asleep for about an hours, when I woke up I reached for a bottle of water to rinse my mouth but took a sip and swallowed it instead...:) So much for trusting myself. So here I am officially on a dry fast as of 03.19.11 midnight.

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19 Mar 2011 20:06 #6324 by cory
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living in hot country and being hot all day isn't the best thing, also people around me keep asking me to break it saying about getting ulcers if you don't drink at all.

Going on to water for a while in around 12 hours might go back to dry later in my fast will be easier when I am back in my own house only my wife to nag then.

I still plan to fast until I am hungry, I was thinking I might even do 1 day water 1 day dry later. I can remember when I did my 8.5 fast water tasted really bad at the end of it.

Haven't had much problems sleeping I just sleep for just 5 hours instead of 8.

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20 Mar 2011 01:21 #6329 by Milena
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Be careful in the heat with dry fast. It is not recommended to go for to long when it's hot.

Yeah, I am not big on water either. Bought myself some natural mineral for variety and also squeeze some lemon juice too.

I never had a problem with insomnia till I got to day 8..:)

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20 Mar 2011 06:25 #6340 by cory
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Don't feel like adding lemon, but I will be starting my water fast in around an hour now. My idea was if I dry fast a bit while water fasting my body wouldn't start hating the taste of water.

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20 Mar 2011 10:20 #6344 by Milena
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Five days didn't do it for me, but 9 days sure did...:)

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