Starting a water fast today to heal a herniated disc

Hello everybody!

I have started a water fast today, and I would like to find an accountability buddy or buddies. I have been wanting to do at least a 21-day water fast, up to a 42-day water fast for the last 5 years, but I keep giving up. I have never tried to have an accountability buddy, so I hope this will help. I have been increasing my exercise efforts, but I herniated a disc at L5-S1 last Sunday playing tennis. Now that my activity level is reduced to icing, rest and work, I feel the best thing I can do for myself is water fast. It will give my body the time and energy to heal (faster than the typical 3 months, I hope), and drop some weight off of my belly, which is surely related to more back problems.

I have done 5-day and 7-day water fasts, which have been good, but I feel I need more time in to transform my emotional eating/drinking issues. I generally eat healthy food, but I tend to eat and drink late at night, or eat too much takeout because I just want someone else to make me yummy food after a long day of working. I have been doing intermittent fasting for months now, but I continue to drink alcohol 5 days a week. The alcohol and the hunger-eating pattern that follows have been sabotaging my weight loss goals.

My 48th birthday is July 3rd, and I would like to do as much water fasting and/or detoxing as possible until then. I need a serious makeover! I have gained 105# in the last 5 years following a family tragedy and relationship problems. I would really like to burn through and let go of this baggage, pound by pound. Is anyone else into water fasting now? How many days do you want to go for?

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Hi!

Thanks for sharing, and good luck with your journey!

If you swing on over to the June 20th Countdown to Summer Solstice group, you can find a few of us there that are currently fasting too. We can help cheer each other on and keep each other accountable!

Hope the disc heals quickly!

Thank you, Jewell! I will check out the Summer Solstice group :+1::blush:

I am SO with you on the booze/overeating on off-fasting days. All the hard work, and I am exactly where I started in March :persevere: :flushed: :roll_eyes:

Willing to slap you if you slap me too! LOL!

Hello wayward compass! Thanks for getting in touch. I just got my computer back online. This week has been tumultuous and physically taxing. The moontime kicked me off of fasting due to anemia. I am planning to restart on Tuesday. Where are you at with fasting? Are you doing alternate day fasting or intermittent fasting? I wish I could just finish something I shoot for, or stick to a certain plan for at least 3 weeks. I have a hard time getting past day 5-7 of anything. I would love to share what helps and what doesn’t. I definitely feel like I need a support group for managing stressors and improving my health.