This past couple of weeks, I have set out a few times to do an extended fast. I have had trouble doing it though.
Today, I am going to try to push through that, and I am going for a 5 day fast. The last time I ate was for dinner last night (Sunday), so I am hoping I can make it until dinner on Friday without eating, that would make it 5 days of fasting.
I know that I have not been hungry, but I am getting negative signals that I am hungry this past couple of weeks. But, I know it is only a mental thing, not physical hunger. I can push through those false mental signals and get back on track.
It is not like I have been overeating while going through these false mental signals. Mostly, I have been eating one meal per day, and perhaps one snack during those days, and the food that I have been eating during these times have been healthy things, not junk or unhealthy stuff.
Another good thing is that I have not gained weight during this difficult period. The downside is that I also have not really lost weight either. I am OK with that, when doing things for weight loss you will always have slower times and faster times of losing, that is not an issue for me.
So, wish me luck. I am going to do it. Part of my plan to get through is by posting this here, it makes me accountable. It pushes me through because I am publicly committing to it! As I write this and publish this post, I am 15 hours into the fast, and my goal is to fast for 120 hours!
You will do fine, Bob!! I have confidence in your ability!! 🙂
Thank you Kate, I know I can do it too. I feel I’m in the right mindset now.
You will do fine, Bob!!
I have confidence in your ability!! 🙂
You have this in the bag. What you don’t have is your wife to cheer you on. That’s okay we are all cheering for you.
Thank you Jeff, you know in the past couple weeks I’ve had trouble making it through lunch time on the first day. I’m already past that now and feeling great, so I’m actually feeling very good about this coming 5-day fast.
Hi Bob, just make sure that at the first sign of weakness or dizziness, you break your fast.
That might take months! LOL I have never experienced those types of things on a 5 day fast. Thanks Malcolm.
Its just that after that experience of collapsing you had a week or two ago..you have to be careful . Take it easy there Bob.
BTW…when will Feyma be starting work up there in Alaska ? Its a place I have always wanted to visit actually.
June 24, Malcolm.
That incident of passing out was not related to fasting. It was because my medication needed to be adjusted, my blood pressure medication, it had to be lowered. That’s all been taken care of now.
OK..well you take good care of your health Bob..I look forward to our meeting in late October and I want you all in one piece !
That’s what this is all about Malcolm, taking good care of my health, for probably the first time in my life. That’s why I’m fasting and doing other things to improve my health. I’m not going to fall apart, I can assure you of that. My health is improved so much in the last few months, it’s amazing.
Don’t pass out, or if you must pass out, please do so at home.
Ha ha.. I am not going to pass out. That was caused by medicine that needed adjustment on the dosage, and that has been taken care of now.