adefwebserver's Journal, 30 April 2018

Day 8 of the liquid only fast and day 2 of the re-started water fast.

Water fasting produces some serious results after the first 5 days! Can't believe I am 195 :) When I joined this site 8 years ago I only ever wanted to be 200. It is all I could ever dream of. Dieting for me is Haaaard. I have little willpower. Fasting does not require willpower, only surrender.

With fasting, the most important thing is the lack of hunger. When I do start to introduce food on Thursday night I now feel that food is always something to be appreciated. Something I should feel grateful for. I want to experience pleasure in the feeling of my gratitude for it rather than demand that it please me by causing a physical reaction to fill some emotional hole. I feel there is a difference.

I woke up this morning and my energy is fine. I am having a bottle of water and I am about to lift weights for 1/2 an hour, then off to work. During the day I plan to drink water and green tea.

Have a great day everyone!
195.5 lb Lost so far: 11.5 lb.    Still to go: 31.5 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 April 2018:
84 kcal Fat: 3.36g | Prot: 6.02g | Carb: 7.78g.   Dinner: Miso Soup. more...
2517 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 40 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 10.5 lb a week

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Keep up the good work 😊 
30 Apr 18 by member: possible?
@possible? - Thanks! I have to admit I am at the "easy" part of the fast. 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
there is indeed a difference there. I would say your willpower is not is question. Surrender requires its own will and strength. stay strong. your progress physically, emotionally and spiritually is outstanding 
30 Apr 18 by member: JLente
@JLente - Thanks! Yes a big thing the fast brings is it allows me to look (and appreciate) the "spiritual" aspects of living. It forces me off the treadmill of 'eat-feel pleasure-feel hungry-eat'. Even the act of drinking water is consumed with the appreciation for the life giving force it provides.  
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
Wish I could fast, but no way, I just can't handle it. I'm the turtle, slow and steady to the finish. 
30 Apr 18 by member: Jipper500
Congratualtions. Can I ask how many calories are you having in a day? 
30 Apr 18 by member: apantoja
@apantoja - On liquid only days I can consume 600-800 calories. On days I consider 'water only' it is about 50 because I still have a Miso soup that has small bits of tofu. 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Jipper500 - I'm with you! A month ago I said no way, people who fast are crazy and it is unhealthily. I only tried it because my wife was planning on a 3 day fast and I wanted to support her. Once I started I got hooked on 2-4 days fasts. This current one is the only really long one I have ever attempted. The thing is on day 4+ the discomforting parts pass and you are in a zone of no hunger and consistent energy. Now I'm hooked. Only breaking this fast on Thursday because I am going on vacation. 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
Wish I could attain the same attitude towards fasting because the mere thought of not having dinner has scared me out of my wits. Really admire the fact that you are so grateful and happy in life. I'm sure you will always live in the moment and carry out good results (even when things get tough).  
30 Apr 18 by member: leon_tsai
Fasting is a quick way of losing weight. I use to do it many times especially after pregnancy just to lose those baby weight quicker. I would fast 3 days every week for 3 weeks and then the following week I would eat, but cut down my calorie intake to and vigorously exercise. At this time, I did something different I just work out 6 days a week and cut down my calorie intake to 700-800 calorie. I had to eat to focus my studying that’s why I can’t do fasting. So far... is working great for me it’s slow but it’s working for me. 😉 keep it up!!! If you do it every week and you watch what you it for the rest of the week you should lose 3-5 lbs a week. Good luck!! 
30 Apr 18 by member: isaalexana
By the way, while fasting try body cleansing for 30 days. You’ll be surprise how much weight you can lose. 
30 Apr 18 by member: isaalexana
Well done, you’re doing great! Isaalexana what is body cleansing? 
30 Apr 18 by member: Trico1
Can u give some for ideas body cleansing 
30 Apr 18 by member: cspurlock100
@leon_tsai - I felt the same way. Fasting is one of those things you have to experience yourself to see its not so hard :) 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
@isaalexana - Thanks! Also, what is body cleansing? 
30 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver
Congratulations. Great results. 
30 Apr 18 by member: Draglist
@Draglist - Thank You! 
01 May 18 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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