Fasting Progress Report – Angelia
Reasons for Fasting: I started as an emotional response to a really unflattering picture posted on Facebook, after a couple of days I really put some research into fasting and decided to go full bore. I’m fasting to lose weight, slow the aging process and detoxify my body.
Intended Length of Fast: I’m not sure, I am giving myself until the end of July, 2010 and then reassess where I want to go from there.
First Name: Angelia
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Site User Name: Bunnymuffin
City, State and Country: Seattle, WA USA
Weight: 209 (233 at the beginning.)
Proposed Fasting Method: Water
Past Fasting Experience: Some week long fasts here and there.
Present Diet: SAD with extra helping of veggies and diet soda.
Relevant Medical History: No health issues other than obesity.
Present Medical Problems: N/A
State of Mind: I know I can do this and I will make my end of the month goal. Since I’m a numbers type of person I am getting frustrated that the numbers are slowing down and have added cayenne in liquid form and Hawthorn Berry extract to my water three times a day to see if I can’t rev things back up. At day nine I am still tired a lot, have bouts of hunger and a coated tongue. I figure I must have really messed up the body and am taking my lumps like a man. 🙂
Limitations: Many of my friends are Hindu and fasting is a normal thing for them, but occasionally I still get a friend that will get upset at me for not eating and lecture me about nutrients. It can be frustrating to be at a gathering and have to defend myself but at the same time I don’t want to be a shut in either. My biggest challenge will be this weekend when I will be baking a lot (last time it was 7 lbs) of cookies to send to Hawaii in the luggage of a teenage boy and in August if I am still fasting I am planning on having a dinner party for my mother featuring East Indian fare.