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10-01-2010, 10:27 AM
It's here it's here... It's really really here! Today is the eleventy-first day of my fast. I set a goal of eleventy-one day (111 days) and today is the day!
This is the purest fast I've ever done. Not even a lick of something off my finger... nothing, nada... not since I began this fast on July 13th 2010!
I have achieved what I set out to do. As far as I'm concerned... any more fasting I do from here on out is a cherry on the top! This was my goal... the one I most wanted to achieve. I didn't really think I could do it. I didn't believe I would stay committed to fasting for this long. Frig people I fasted through the entire BBQ season! Do you have any idea how hard it is to smell people's grills every single day of your fast? It was tough!
And then there's all the summer fun - like picnics at the beach, camping, hanging out with friends in their yard and having a meal together. I've missed out on the food portion of all of these. But... I didn't miss out on the fun! I was able to attend every single event. I didn't miss a single one. I went with juice... drank my juice... and went home very proud of myself. Very proud indeed.
Cause going through each of those events was tough. It was hard to sit at the beach with a bunch of homeschooling moms... food spread out... people eating CONSTANTLY!!! And there I was... staring at the food... (cause it's like a train wreck, I just couldn't take my eyes off it)... and knowing I couldn't have a single taste. I went to a homeschooling camping weekend and served the food the entire weekend! I was even the cookie-lady around the campfire assisting the kids to make smores! (They knew I wouldn't eat the cookies... I was a safe bet to hand them out LOL - that was the running joke of the weekend)...
But I did it. I achieved what I set out to do. I made it here... today... this eleventy-first day.
So come celebrate with me. This is such a huge achievement for me personally... I'm in awe of the enormity of this number.
And... I'm happily doubling my goal. I'm in it for another eleventy-one days... bringing my total to 222 days. That's Jan. 20th 2011 for anyone who wants to know.
I figure breaking my fast right before the holidays would not be wise... so this mama is fasting through it - with the support of her family and all my fasting elves, dwarves and humans over in the "Fellowship of Fasters" thread (ya we've gone with a Lord of the Rings theme!)
Let's see what amazing things life brings me in the next eleventy-one days... cause so far, this has been an amazing ride!
*clinks watermelon juice with everyone!*
10-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Oh I'm here partying with you!! I love parties. And what a reason to celebrate.
You know I've said it before, but its worth saying over.... You are such an inspiration!! You've accomplished so much!! I'm soooooo very happy for you.
I think I'm going to watch LOTR this weekend in your honor ;)
~The Lady Aredhel~
10-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Oh I think I will too!!! :D What a great idea.
YOU my dear dear fasting sister... have been an enormous support to me during this fast. Thank you sooooo much for your words, you spices and your encouragement. (((hugs)))
10-01-2010, 11:17 AM
Well done you.
I hope that it has brought you added health and that you have a sounder mind and body as a result.
Good Luck with the follow on.
10-01-2010, 11:20 AM
I hope so as well. So often, when we are 'in' something we don't see all the benefits... it's when we move out of that space that we see "oh wow, I was x, y and z".
I do feel stronger... than I ever have before in my life. I feel like I can achieve anything I set my mind to... it's very empowering indeed!
And thanks Sport! (((hugs))) I so appreciate your encouragement.
I'm simply giddy... like it's Christmas... what a beautiful day!!!
10-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Yay!!! 111 day is here!!!!! :) *rejoicing with glee*
Aleesha, thank you for being so strong on your fast and for continuing on to be strong for the double!!! Anything can be overcome and thank you so much for demonstrating that kind of strength!! It has given me hope in so many ways!
May your next 111 days be blessed!!!! :)
10-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Whoa, that seems SO remarkable to me, Aleesha. Congratulations on meeting this personal goal!
10-01-2010, 01:52 PM
SQUEE! I'm SO PROUD of you, beautiful Aleesha! You are, as always, and now more than ever, a massive inspiration! Congratulations, you determined, juicy goddess!
(I totally had watermelon juice for lunch in your honor! *clink*)
10-01-2010, 02:56 PM
whoa, raw and holy... thank you all. *grinning so brightly*
i'm having the BEST day today. i spent about 30 minutes chatting with another homeschooling mom at the coop meeting. we talked about how it feels to be doing this. it was nice to chat with someone so supportive and so open to hearing what i was sharing. what a wonderful gift it was.
i am soooo looking forward to the next day and the one after that and the one after that. cause that's the only way to get to 111 days... or 222 days... you have to do one day - one juice - at a time!
10-01-2010, 05:11 PM
I knew you could do it!
No doubt in my mind - EVER!!!!!
You are def. the fasting Goddess~:cool:
I can only imagine the wonderful benefits your body is being gifted by doing this~
I am so happy for you :D
222 - that is one of my favorite numbers!!!
10-01-2010, 05:22 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesomeness!!! *doing my happy dance for Aleesha* :D I am so proud of and happy for you!! You are, as always, a true inspiration. Thank you! *hugs* Now that I have my Greenstar, I plan to join you...don't know if I can make it as long as you, but I'll join you on the path for a while my friend! :)
10-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Wow! That is totally fantastic! What an inspiration to me who is so new to the raw world. I haven't done a fast. Guess just going raw is new for me right now. I am thrilled with what you have accomplished!! Thank you for sharing!!
10-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Happy, Happy Joy, Joy to you Aleesha! You set an awesome goal for yourself and reached it! What's better than that? Oh... I think I know! Doing it again, but longer! :D
10-01-2010, 08:46 PM
You're incredible Aleesha! It's been such a blessing to watch you do this amazing fast, and as if that weren't enough, to see you give so generously of yourself to assist the fellowship of fasters here, your home schoolers, to see you manage your time so well that you could do your editorial work, your blog, help run this forum, something with a school and their fish tank, managed you own herd of little critters, adopted a kitty that needed a good home, guided your daughter on her raw path, kept a happy and healthy family humming along, blessed myself during my difficult time, and so much more.....all that has been such a treat to follow and receive the benefit of. It's been an education in life and of our purpose of being placed on this big ball floating in space. You've enriched my life in the process, not just your own. Thank you for sharing yourself, your time, and your gifts with us.
(( great big hug))
10-01-2010, 09:41 PM
10-01-2010, 11:47 PM
Monk, you are one of the reasons I've been successful on this fast. Your support and friendship has been deep and meaningful. Thank you for keeping it real! (((hugs)))
On, I'll hold you to that. Come on over and I'll happily support you as you fast. Every day is a gift and you have to do day one, seven and twelve to get to day eleventy-one... so don't diminish each of those precious days on your journey!
Blizz, I discovered raw foods after I did my first 10 day fast and then during my next fast less than a week later. I guess it's kinda become my 'thing'. But you don't have to fast to gain the many benefits of raw... it's just another path on the journey is all. And... it's not for everyone. So enjoy the journey you are on, it's such a gift to YOU!
Jan, you have just... unknowingly given me the greatest gift of this entire day. I always say "happy happy joy joy"... people who know me (in real life)... hear me say this. I used to say it to my Mom often. After she passed a friend who is a medium was sitting with me and she said, "You Mom just came into the room and all she said was 'Happy, happy, joy, joy' and then she left. I wonder what that was about?" I simply smiled and cried... cause I knew she was there... with me in that moment. My friend knew I said it often but didn't realize that Mom was connecting with me through that phrase. So now whenever I find myself saying it... I think of Mom.
You have just gifted me a message from her. On this day... of all days... She is here with me (((huge tear and hugs)))... thank you thank you thank you. I so appreciate the message.
Street, you are so kind with your words. I am in awe of them. namaste'... namaste'. *head bowed in respect*
D, eeeek is right! I'm kinda in shock of it ... :D
I just came home from a crystal bowl meditation. The evening was gifted to me by the two lovely women who play the bowls. What a blessed evening to be given a night of healing sound vibration. During my meditation... I walked through the door... beginning the next phase of this journey.
So here's to Monks fav number... 222... I'm in!
love and light,
10-02-2010, 01:28 PM
Oh Wow! Congratulations to you, Aleesha! What an inspiration! :D
10-02-2010, 01:32 PM
10-04-2010, 12:38 AM
Looks like you changed your avatar pic for the ocassion. Love the hair!
Be encouraged, keep up the good work, heal, cleanse, rejoice ... let hte fast do what it do!
RAWK ON ALEESHA
~Love your sister from another mother ;)
10-04-2010, 01:43 AM
Well done!!!! :D :D :D
10-04-2010, 09:03 AM
Thank you both so much for the love and support. (((hugs))) I'll joy-fully take it into my heart and carry it with me as this adventure continues on for the next 111 days. :)
10-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Awwe Aleesha that is rawsome!!
Wishing you only the best for the rest of your fast.
10-04-2010, 10:18 AM
Thank you Moretta. I haven't seen you for ages. Either we are posting in different sections or... you've been away. Either way... I welcome you with a huuuuuuuuuge hug! (((hugs)))
10-21-2010, 04:20 PM
Congrats. Something has been calling me to this area, You are an inspiration and seem to be the guru on this subject. I don't really know where/how to start and what to expect when there. I 'll keep reading and when the time is right --- I'll be there.
10-21-2010, 07:04 PM
I"m no guru... trust me on that one. I'm just a woman who really loves to fast. ;)
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