Lindsey: 14 days of Water Fasting
Lindsey Anderson, 25 years old Female, weighing 81 kg / 178.2 lbs, 71 in /180.34 cm tall, Catholic by label but appreciate beliefs of many religions. From Seattle, United States
Doing 14 days of Water Fasting. Starting December 1, 2010
Reasons for Fasting:
I grew up in a loving family who showed a lot of their love through food! I tend to equate food with showing people i care...I'm a feeder who comes from a long line of feeders haha. If i care about you I feed you and the same goes for myself. I am here because i need to break this equation I need to replace food as a symbol of love and community and start living a healthy life that doesn't rely on food for happiness. I also am doing this to lose some weight and feel more energetic. I am beginning my Water fast today. It is my goal to fast for 14 days and then transition to a raw food diet. This is going to be very difficult especially around the holidays...so encouragement and advice is very welcomed!
Past Fasting Experience:
I have fasted on juice before, but nothing beyond 3 days.
Generally healthy foods just way too much of it...since the start of the holiday season a great deal of extra snacking on sweets has been going on.
Relevant Medical History:
A clean slate...which is lucky considering my overeating. I hope that this fast will be a turning point in leading me towards a healthy lifestyle that is permanent.
State of Mind:
Hopeful and Determined
This may seem a silly question... but are there guidelines for the Water fast beyond drinking just water?