Megan: 40 days of Juice/Water Fasting
Megan R, 22 years old Female, weighing 69 kg / 151.8 lbs, 59 in /149.86 cm tall, From Austin, United States
Doing 40 days of Juice/Water Fasting. Starting December 11, 2010
Reasons for Fasting:
I used to fast regularly but with the stress of college I have tried to fast and failed, I really needed 'brain food'. I graduated from school last week and with my degree I also got an extra 40lbs of fat I gained over the past 4 years. I am going to India in the summer for an internship with a linguistics company. I want to be fresh and at peace again by the time I leave for my trip. I have tried to reach that peace with simple meditation and exercise but I need to take it to the next level.
Past Fasting Experience:
I used to fast at least once a month for a min. of 3 days from the time I was 15 until I was 17.
Ha. For awhile it was whatever I could get delivered to my door, so Jimmy Johns, Pizza, and doughnuts. But now that school is over and I have time to cook and go to the store I've been eating a lot of salads and low fat meats like fish and chicken.
Relevant Medical History:
I have chronic back pain that prevents me from doing more than moderate exercise.
State of Mind:
Mostly content the only thing keeping me from being happy is my body, not just the weight but knowing all the toxins I have ingested makes me disgusted by it.
I like with my boyfriend who is practically 'starving' every other hour. He is 6'4" and weighs about 140lbs. He's a yoga instructor and very active but is constantly eating and making me food. Even if the food is healthy my small 4'11" frame can only take in so many calories before expanding a few extra inches outward.
I work a 1.5 miles from my home and usually I ride my bike to and from work (I dont have a car) and during my fast I plan on walking. I figure with my super slow metabolism this should be a reasonable activity. Is this a flat out terrible idea? Should I just take the bus?