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First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!

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29 Nov 2011 05:46 #9453 by Frankie2
Frankie2 created the topic: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Hello there beautiful health conscious world!

In the past I have done several lemon/green tea and water coffee fasts to give my body a break from my over excited appetite. But I found it so, so difficult to stick to it during nursing clinicals and even harder with the lack of support. Although I'm a Vegan, Thanksgiving was a killer! I can even imagine how much my body is upset with me! Anyway, it's time to show my body some more love and treat it right, what a better way that starting a fast December 1st after my exams and work is over for the semester!

I'm going to start with trying 3 days and see if my body can do more or requires more. Please, join me! I love company and some positive encouragement to keep my mind off the fact that I am finishing my BSN in a small town where there is literally nothing to do besides eat!

Please, give me advice if you have experience. I find that I actually do not know the meaning of hunger, because I eat off my mental cravings NOT my hunger pains, which I rarely have because I rarely let myself get hungry.

Wish me luck and hope I don't binge eat everyday till Thursday! :)

-Love, Light and Laughter
Frankie2

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29 Nov 2011 06:42 #9454 by ashley9785
ashley9785 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Hey I wish you the best of luck with this fast! I'm sure you will certainly feel like a different person afterwards. I would love to join you but my exams are until mid-dec as I am in pharmacy school and I have to have brain power to do well. I think 3 days would be great, I assume you are trying a water fast. If so good luck and I can't wait till mid-Dec when I can do a 3 day fast as well!

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01 Dec 2011 03:15 #9462 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Thank you for your support! I certainly know the stress of school and working odd hours!

I started my fast this morning, I decided, "Why wait?" I am not hungry but my mind is thinking of food. And I usually eat in the afternoon after work while studying at night. Now, I'm just thinking of food.... mmm...thank goodness I ate all the stuff out of my Apartment. But, I'm not hungry. Eating is a habitual motion and something I do when I'm bored!

Any help? Should I just give in and snack and start tomorrow? (Tell me no!) lol

Also this was my first day without coffee at 530 am.... that was interesting...

Bethany

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01 Dec 2011 04:21 #9463 by ashley9785
ashley9785 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
No you are strong and determined and this is just a temporary restraint from food to improve your health! You can do it I'm sure! lol that's my best attempt to help support you. I wish I could say I'm struggling too but by the next time you attempt this, I'm doing it too with you. Haha anyways I hear it's always hardest the first time and then easier the next, so that's inspiring too. Good luck and keep us updated on how it goes. Again good luck and keep strong!
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01 Dec 2011 04:25 #9464 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
"I will not eat Vegan Ice Cream. I will not eat Vegan Ice Cream!" Thanks. I'm bored without food. That in itself is a sign that I need to do this fast. <3

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02 Dec 2011 04:49 #9465 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Day two is coming to an end!
Just to keep everyone posted: I successfully completed my second day, which we much easier then the first. I found it was much easier to occupy myself rather then focusing on getting through Day 1 or if I wanted to make Nov. 30 my official day of Fasting.

How much water should I exactly me consuming each day?
Does it mattered if it is filtered or spring water?
Are Coffee Enemas allowed in water fasting?

xo

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03 Dec 2011 09:48 #9470 by Serenity23
Serenity23 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Yaaaaaa! Coming up to day 3 ;) I started my first strictly water fast on the 1st as well..today was very hard! Although I don't feel sick, I just want to taste something or sneak something, and I swear all my children do is eat! I spent half my day cooking! I'm aiming for 7 days on water, hopefully 2 days dry, then another 2 days water and then juice and fruits to break, slowly of course!

Good luck! I'm rooting for ya!
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03 Dec 2011 09:59 #9471 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Congrats Serenity!

I actually started a blog to publicly document this experience!

thesoulfulvegan.blogspot.com

I just finished my third day 5 minutes ago and this was the first day my heart was racing at rest, lightheaded and a higher Blood Pressure then I was used to. I had heart palpitations in every extremity and couldn't walk more then 10 feet without a racing heart rate at 125 when my normal is 64-68!

I may make the switch to green water (vegan fruitien powder) and water tomorrow and see if my symptoms disperse.

I'm not physically hungry, but my mind missing the action of eating. And if my vitals are normal tomorrow I'll have to start introducing nutrients back into my system slowly.

Keep it up!

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03 Dec 2011 10:11 #9472 by Serenity23
Serenity23 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Hmmm, that sounds a little scary.
I'm curious as to what your temperature is while your heart is racing like that, as I have friends that have said on their first or second water fast they would get fevers for a day during the heaviest part of their detox. You sound much healthier (ie. Less toxic) then them. Interesting,
I have heard that pure coconut water direct from the coconut iis an excellent substitute to water fasting, I don't know the details on it though, any thoughts?

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03 Dec 2011 17:47 #9473 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
I was afebrile during the first days, but now it is the morning of day 4 and I have to drive a few hours and cant risk palpitations and lightheadedness on the road so I am going to add Fruitein to my water as some-what of a source. I'll be alternating that with water and hopefully I feel stable and not scared. But I must say as a Senior Nursing Student this is really helping me relate to my ER Cardiac patients! :P

I used to LIVE off fresh coconut water/jelly when I lived in the Caribbean for 12 months and I can say that it DOES do wonders, espicially when included in the long term diet.

I'll try the green water and hope to do this all day. I'll be sure to get back to you on my status!

Stay strong! I can't imagine cooking for kids AND fasting!
Power to you!

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04 Dec 2011 00:23 #9474 by ashley9785
ashley9785 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Wow Congrats on how far you have come! It's very impressive and I don't think I am as strong as you. 3 days is a long time but I would love to start with a 2 day fast just as soon as I finish school but will have to make it a water fast and not a dry one. I feel like my body wouldn't last. lol anyways keep up the good work and I'm sure you are already noticing great improvements!

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04 Dec 2011 07:24 #9475 by Safi
Safi replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Hang in there Framki2. We're all on your side. You can do it!

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04 Dec 2011 17:35 #9476 by Frankie2
Frankie2 replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Not gunna deny the fact I was so excited to eat on day 5, (note: physically I was NOT hunger) but I prepared breakfast the night before! Oh, boy... I'M such a nerd! And officially at 96 hour mark I celebrated with a cup of de-caf Yogi Bedtime tea and gogi berries!

Thanks so much for your support you have no idea how much it helped!
To everyone still going, keep going strong. You can always find strength, one hour at a time!

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07 Dec 2011 13:04 #9484 by fastingforfreedom
fastingforfreedom replied the topic: Re: First Strict Water Fast December 1st till?, looking for support!
Well done on your fast! you make it sound easy haha. I hope I can go as long as you :)
If you have any tips let me know! :)

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