Georgia: 10 days of Other

  • Georgia
  • Georgia 25 years old Female, weighing 71 kg / 156.2 lbs, 65 in /165.1 cm tall, United States

  • Doing 10 days of Other. Starting December 9, 2010

  • Reasons for Fasting:
    I want to gain a better understanding of myself.

  • Past Fasting Experience:
    Juice feast, water fast, dry fast and absolute fast.

  • Present Diet:
    half cooked half raw

  • State of Mind:

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10 Responses to Georgia: 10 days of Other

  1. AngelGirl says:

    Hi Georgia:

    your present diet sounds interesting…please share more on what you eat daily…i’m trying to go raw after my fast.

    as for your gaining a better understanding of yourself…i believe you will accomplish that goal

    please keep posting

    • Georgia says:

      Hi Angel Girl
      On a typical day I will consume 32 oz of fruit and vegetable juices diluted with water. I eat fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs and nuts raw. In the winter I can’t do raw all the time so I drop stuff in a pot add water or juice warm it up on the stove or bake it in the oven and eat it like that. My favorite juice combination is orange, carrot, lemon and ginger.

  2. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Georgia,
    Post your days. DAY 1: Bla bla. and post if you blow it. Do you have a juicer?

    • Georgia says:

      Pre Fast preparation:
      5 days juicing vegetables and fruit diluted with water using the omega vert juicer.
      Juice combinations used:
      apple and kale diluted with water.
      Honey dew melon diluted with water.
      Carrots, oranges, lemon and ginger diluted with water.
      Spinach, cucumber, apples, kiwi, banana mixed with water.
      Pomegranate, lemon diluted with water.
      Banana mint, mixed with oranges, strawberries.

      5 days water only.

      Started dry fast on December 9 at midnight.
      Day 1:
      8 or 9 hours of sleep. Decided to post on here. Not entirely sure how in-depth an online fasting journal shared with others should be.
      Relaxed outside and in my hammock. Read, wrote, and napped.

      Day 2:
      Decided fasting works best when you rest more and let your body sort itself out.
      Personal conflict is very tiring. So I put my phone on silent. Checked voicemails at the end of the day.
      Spent 20 minutes outside basking in the sunlight. Came inside opened all the windows.
      Spent the day reading. Amazon delivered a new scale. Hope it lasts longer than the last one.
      Felt restless around bedtime, almost energetic. Decided to go and watch the chronicles of narnia. It wasn’t that bad. I liked the first one best.
      Came home and decided to weigh myself on my new scale. I weigh 142 lbs. Either my new scale is off or my old one wasn’t right. I don’t know what to think.

      Day 3:
      Slept for 11 hours. Woke up and realized I am kind of sore. Maybe I over did it with a late night movie. My husband tested out the scale. He thinks its accurate because he had seen a doctor fairly recently and was weighed there. I have never gone beyond a 5 day dry fast before. I have known people who fasted for a 7-10 day duration regularly. They seemed to possess a keen understanding of themselves and others around them. I want to attain the same. I will try today to sit quietly and reflect on my life. I have not meditated since June.

  3. hvcon says:

    Hi Georgia,

    Congratulations getting through day 3. I hope the fast is still going well for you. I am a meditation addict! Between the fast and doing some contemplation and reflection, I think it is an excellent way to get towards your goal. I had an experience where a lot didn’t ground until after I was done with the fast. It was like everything came together. Very good stuff. :)

    Take it easy and go with the flow. :)

  4. Georgia says:

    Day 4:
    Woke up three hours before my alarm was supposed to go off. Stayed in bed reading and breathing. Felt rested and ready to tackle my day. As much as I want to take it easy during a fast it seems the fates have something else in mind. Spent a couple of hours walking and another few driving and the rest sitting. I found sitting to be the most uncomfortable out of the three. felt irritable. A headache that was mild lasted for a few hours and faded away. The most challenging aspect of a fast is to avoid boredom without exhausting yourself. That is something I strive for despite lifes other demands getting in the way.
    Got home tried to take a nap. Didn’t work :) Felt pain in my legs. Tried some stretching. It helped for a while. The pain is back as I’m writing this. I’m trying to decide whether it is from all the walking or just my body doing what it needs to during its fast. And its gone again. Spoke too soon. At any rate it seems to be dulling. Overshare.
    Mentally I feel sharp. Physically I’m exhausted. I hope tomorrow is more restful.

  5. Georgia says:

    Day 7
    Yesterday and the day before were trying. I didn’t feel thirst or hunger but a deep desire to set things right in my life as far as relationships go. I thought deeply about life and how short and precious our time is. What I didn’t count on was how revelations seem simple to one person while going over another’s head. I think the reason I had not fasted for this long before was because I wasn’t ready to face the truths which present themselves so matter of factly and simply. There is no escaping reality and during a fast it is even more difficult to hide from ones own life. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring but I hope I can face it without feeling like giving up.

  6. Georgia says:

    Day 9
    Yesterday wasn’t so bad. I didn’t sleep much but I rested as much as I could. I think it was the chilly weather. it made me want to stay under the covers and in bed all day. Didn’t get any fresh air. Felt achy where I’ve fractured bones before 2 days in a row. My sleep cycle is different. I fall asleep for an hour at the most and then wake up . I’m enjoying reading stories which I loved as a kid. I haven’t talked as in used my voice yesterday our today. I stand under running water three or four times a day. My face feels so oily. And my skin needs to be brushed atleast twice a day. So much stuff coming out of my pores and dead skin which was noticeable and needed to be vacuumed. I am missing a mole I used to have on my arm. I think I need to take it easy with the body brush. I’m going to wait until tomorrow to buy some lemons and fruit. I plan on breaking my fast with water after the tenth day is complete seeing how I feel, maybe going to sleep and trying a little lemon juice with water the following morning and if I don’t shock my system too much that will be followed by some fruit juice and then fruit. Also I took some measurements. None of my pants fit. I’m rolling the tops of my sweats. I weighed 130 yesterday. My arms lost 2.5 inches. Chest reduced by 4. Waist 4.75, butt 3.5, thighs 5.5 ( I think my initial measurement of my thighs might be off though since I feel the majority of my excess was in my stomach and posterior) . Now I realize I will gain some of this weight , however I’m guessing the money saved on food is going towards some new clothes especially a pair of pants.

  7. melissa752 says:

    I’m glad things are going so well for you Georgia! Great accomplishment with the weight loss, wow!
    I had alot of gunk literally come out of my pores especially my face, I couldn’t believe it!!! I wished I had a vacuum for my face! Is there such a thing?