UPDATE: Due to health concerns, this fast will only be for 21 days not the 28 days previously planned.
Starts: May 14, 2017 ; 12:00 A.M. (PST)
For the purpose of this fast I will count my hours as if starting from 12:00 A.M on 5/14/2017 (truthfully the last time I ate was probably 5/13 at around 4 P.M. PST).
End: June 4, 2017 12:00 A.M. (PST)
For the purpose of this log I will consider this fast over starting May 11, 2017 starting at midnight. In other words, June 4th, 2017 will be the final day (Day 21).
Starting: Weight: 191.8 lbs
This is my starting weight as of 5/14 (weighing time: 5:00 A.M. PST). Again, for the purpose of helping other readers I will be posting my weigh ins on a daily basis. After the fast is over (assuming it is completed successfully) I will continue too post my weight on a weekly basis for another month.
Ending Weight: (To Be Determined)
My goal is to weight 170 by the end of this fast.
Note: This will be my first time fasting.
The Daily Log
I pledge my complete HONESTY in detailing my experiences.
I plan to start a new a new thread reporting my progress and updates as I continue to lose weight through better eating habits, counting calories, and exercise.
I would be very grateful to find, while I am amid my own fast, other people on the same or a similar journey for moral support. <3
I will eat no food. I will only drink water and maybe also green tea with a few drops of lemon. I may (not sure yet) also take multi vitamins. I will not be going to the gym or doing intensive exercise, perhaps just walks and hikes (any exercise will be recorded).
DAY 1 - Day 1 was about anxiety. The anxiety of failure, the anxiety of how bad fasting will feel. But otherwise it was just fine. Once you let go of the anxiety that you won't be eating for 28 (or however any days) you will find your hunger is actually easily managed with a little bit of water. That is quite an exercise for someone like me who is used to eating either because I am craving something or even though I am not very hungry. I am proud of my day 1. Consumed nothing but water.
Day 2 - 187.8 lbs.I felt better than day 1 and for the most part still completely normal. My hunger was mostly noticeable at night, and rather strong (and physical, unlike day 1 which was mostly psychological) but similar to when you skip lunch at work and feel very hungry at the end of the day. Consumed nothing but water.
Day 3 - 188.4 lbs Today was harder than Days 1 and 2. Although physically I still feel pretty 'normal', today I got a taste of this fast messing with my head and have been on a roller-coaster ride of confidence and have thought of quitting through out. But I think my body should be reaching or have already reached the state of ketosis today. I have been very sensitive to food smells and pretty hungry (especially the second half of the day), my appetite is a bit desperate and my stomach constantly years for food! My mind drifts to food. I was completely fine at the start of the day but this has gotten worst as the day progresses. Consumed nothing but water.
Day 4 - 184.8 lbs This day was just about as hard or harder than day 3. Luckily some good results are encouraging me to keep going - my skin looking clearer and the dry spots on my face being gone (despite no effort to remove them, such as moisturizer)! Food was on my mind all day, perhaps because, like Day 3, I had a long shift at work and it is harder to avoid food there. My knee joints were very sore. Other than that I haven't had any other fasting symptoms - my tongue looks a bit white but not sure if it is from fasting, it doesn't look white enough, I haven't noticed my breath being stinky either. And I look the same.
Day 5 - 181.4 lbs This has been the BEST day of my fast so far! I had drank half a bottle (or a full bottle?) of electrolytes the previous night a bottle and half in the morning (SmartWater to be exact), maybe that helped? But I felt no soreness, no tiredness, and even NO HUNGER! Had very few thoughts of food. Instead I was in a great mood, I was very calm and awake. I performed better at work than I do an an average day before the fast! Despite great conditions and great progress, I was a bit worried after reading the bad experiences of others between a week and 10 days luckily (on Day 6) someone was kind enough to reassure me that is highly unlikely going to be my case, due to me having a lot of fat for my body to feed off on before it needs to munch on my organs. NO EATING MY ORGANS, BODY! OKAY? > PLEASE AND THANK YOU, THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO ME!
Day 6 - 180.8 lbs At first I felt a bit sluggish but when I went to work to an 8 hour sift I was just fine. It seems that when you fast, your body delivers you energy as you needed. So when you are doing things that don't require much energy, you will feel lazy and tired. But when you do things that do require energy (like work or school) your ind/body know and they will provide the energy for those situations. Pretty neat, huh? At work I performed just as good as yesterday. Today my tongue started to look a bit white throughout, not so much that others would notice but I noticed it. The rough parts on my heels are nearly gone. At work I did think of food and craved Subway. When I got home and towards the end of the night.... I felt so hungry! The night alone was one of the toughest 'days' of my fast. Want to give up, feel hungry and the physiological effects of it! Examples: for very short periods of time I had moody moments and a bit of a headache. WANT TO GIVE UP!
Day 7 - 178.4 lbs ...