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!