I am 40 years old - Started at 305, currently at 280 from stationary biking and eating clean - however this achievement took over 6 months (I hated it). I also discovered how much I HATE biking, running and working out in general. I like being active, hiking and swimming - but when I work out it is not for pleasure and I dread the time of my workout. I have since cut back on working out dramatically and also have reversed my eating habits back to the SAD Diet. While working out daily, it was difficult as I was still eating often and snacking, so any gains were strictly from shear force and if I didn’t bike hard, would be over calories as I REALLY enjoy eating.
This 1st entry is on Day 5 of my fast. I was struggling and jumped on YT to see if anyone was talking about fasting and ran across Yasemin. She walked me off the edge so-to-speak and I am now going to be hopefully updating this daily journal on my progress.
Today has been difficult but I am not sure if hunger pains will remain as I was drinking juice the first (3) three days - but have been on a standard water fast for day 4 and 5. I have been struggling today with hunger…
I have also setup a “Fast Stickies” as Yasemin has discussed. I am most concerned about days 6-7 as they are Saturday and Sunday. This week I have been very busy at work, so it has kept my mind from wandering - this weekend will give me difficulty. Additionally, weekday nights are hard because if I sit down to watch TV with my wife, I am used to eating and snacking so I have avoided this situation and activity.
Lastly, I am doing the water fasting this time for multiple reasons. Yes, I would like to lose weight, however this alone will not get me through to the end because I have wanted to lose weight for awhile.
- I would like to break my eating cycle and rid my life of food addiction.
- I would like to feel more healthy in a general sense - not body perception.
- I would like to see if I have the strength and motivation to complete a fast.
- I would like to test my mental limits.
I do not have a set date/goal for this fast, but currently am just looking to make it until I arrive back at work Monday morning!
Good luck to everyone at this community and wish me luck!