Progress Report ID-9398 by Promise

  • Promise 25 years old female, weighing 62 kg / 136.4 lbs, 68 in /172.72 cm tall, Christian. From Denver, United States US

  • Doing 30 days of Juice/Water Fasting. Starting November 17, 2011

  • Reasons for Fasting:
    I need to learn discipline in all areas of my life and to control my craving for unhealthy food. I also want to draw closer to God and become the person that he wants me to be. On this journey I do also want to lose weight because I have always been thin most of my life but as I am getting a little older, I noticed that I am putting on a little more weight.

  • Past Fasting Experience:
    I have fasted for 5 days on juice and lost 5lbs. It was an experiment for me and gave me a feeling of accomplishment. Well it really wasn't on healthy juice, I actually drank Hawaiin Punch for the 5 days.

  • Present Diet:
    I eat whatever it is that I want. I am lucky that my metabolism is fast so I do not gain weight, but I need to control my eating because lately I have noticed that I have put on a few extra pounds. I usually eat even when I'm not hungry because I LOVE eating and it makes me happy to eat.

  • Supplements:
    Vitamin C Multivitamins Gummies

  • Present Medication or Drug Usage:
    Naproxen Sodium 550mg for Menstrual Cramps

  • State of Mind:
    I am a really happy person but at times my lack of discipline brings me down. When I think about how far I still have to go to become the person I want to be, it leaves me feeling hopeless at times.

  • Questions:
    How much weight could I expect to lose of fat, on a 35 day juice/water fast? Also how do you keep your motivation to continue fasting, when your mind is telling you to quit and everyone else around you thinks you are crazy for even considering fasting?

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5 Responses to Progress Report ID-9398 by Promise

  1. Promise says:

    I Am really excited to begin this fast. I have fasted before on 5 day fast but I am ready to make a change in my life and diet. Tomorrow I am going to begin my first day

  2. Promise says:

    Day 1- I am at work listening to Christian Christmas Music. I really hope that God can give me the strength to deal with whatever temptation comes my way. I am feeling hunger pangs but I know I am just going to have to deal with it and press on toward the goal. I am planning to weigh myself 1 time a week. So every Monday I will post my weight up. This is not only about losing weight but I really want to draw closer to God on this journey.

  3. Promise says:

    Day 1- Today has been a good day. I have been drinking my vitamin water and it is really good. I have not felt hunger pangs that much today but my mind keeps telling me to go eat hamburgers mmmmm, but I will resist and continue fasting. Just like Ron says, I know what food taste like and food was here before fasting and will be here after fasting. Please keep me in your prayers:-)

    • Orion says:

      A trick I’ve always used when the temptation sets in is to write down whatever food I desire at that moment on a list. I give myself permission to eat those things after the fast is over. Usually the craving goes away, and once the fast is over, I lost the desire to still eat those things.
      I noticed a lot of people simply didn’t understand fasting. With friends, they tend to be supportive, sometimes even impressed. But at work or with other people in positions of authority in your life, I found it a bad idea to let them know.

      If you do have a fast metabolism, you may start to get tired a lot during/after the second week. Do supplement with some extra juice in that case.

      As for how much you could lose, there’s too many variables. How much you can lose before hitting your minimum body fat, how fast your metabolism is, the amount of activity you undertake, the ambient temperature, how much juice/water you take. I’d you wouldn’t lose a lot fast, but you would lose consistently.

    • jvonhaugg says:

      How’s your fast going? I’ve gone to intermediate fasting or IF. The stresses on the body from a water fast is amazing. I can tell by emotions when I’m hitting a wall. One day I’ll break through it, but right now, my children can’t handle Mom loosing it. I hope You’re doing exceedingly well! I noticed on a few of my fast when I was starting to get to that place with God, where he wanted me, music and outside noise became really loud and annoying. God bless on your journey!