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 encouragement and advice is very welcomed!

  • Past Fasting Experience:
    I have fasted on juice before, but nothing beyond 3 days.

  • Present Diet:
    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

  • Questions:
    This may seem a silly question... but are there guidelines for the Water fast beyond drinking just water?

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7 Responses to Lindsey: 14 days of Water Fasting

  1. Wendy says:

    There are things I would recommend for a prefast, but since you have already started… ;) How are you doing so far?

  2. AngelGirl says:


    I know what you mean about feeding people…I grew up in the South…so I totally get it. But now with the raw foods diet…You can been known as the fun,fit person who feeds fullfilling healthy food. :)

    Keep posting, I”d love to hear your progress

  3. Lindsey says:

    Thank you both for the comments :) They are much appreciated!

    Day one actually went pretty well because I’m so excited about this…and I’m not really sure if the scale is playing tricks on me but it says I lost 5lbs since this morning…I didn’t know i was so so full of water weight! I’m sure day two will be more difficult, but i’m ready for it! have a great night!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Thanks Angel!

    Day Two has gone well only because I stuck to it. Haha I can’t think about anything but food and I’m getting to the point of tiredness but I know that it is just my body getting rid of all those toxins. Current Mood: Hungry! haha good night!

  5. Wendy says:

    Way to go! How did days 3 and 4 go?

  6. AngelGirl says:

    Hi Lindsey:

    How is it going? Havent seen any posts from you? Are you okay?