Fasting Day 1
I just joined WFF today and I am so excited to be apart of this fasting community. I am a mom of 20 month old twin toddlers and currently working from home so life is pretty hectic these days. After having the twins on 11/2/2018, it was really a struggle to loose weight and bounce back emotionally to a degree. I also breastfed for 15 months so my cravings were out of this world! I started the keto diet on 12/9/19 and saw some success initially in terms of weight loss and overall mental health which was super motivating but I still felt a bit of a void, health wise, if that makes sense. I discovered fasting at the end of Jan 2020 and did my first 13 day fast leading into Feb. I felt great! I also started running and now I’m up to about 4-6 miles per day. Since my initial water fast, I’ve completed a 5 day fast each month as a bit of a reset but I’m struggling with binge eating post fast and I can’t seem to get past 5 days. I’ve also found myself “cheating” a few times and adding a splash of cream in my coffee and/or chewing gum. I know, horrible!
I found Yasemin on YouTube (such an inspiring woman!) and her videos in addition to reading the stories in this forum have motivated me to try to complete a true 14 day water fast (at a minimum 10 days), no cheating with cream in my coffee or gum, and really reaping the full benefits of fasting.
I am struggling to get to my goal weight of 135lbs, binge eating again, and feel a bit of fogginess in my head. I know the benefits of fasting are insurmountable and I would like to be emotionally and physically available for my wife and children for as long as possible. I figure that if I don’t feel like my best self, I can’t teach my children to love themselves to the fullest.
Height: 5’2 1/2
Starting Weight in Dec 2019: 190lbs
Current Weight: 150lbs
Goal Weight: 130-135lbs
Please pray for me!