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?