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01-07-2011, 05:51 PM
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/hello.gif Yup... I did it. I decided to break my fast. I did it mindfully and with great thought involved...
I know it's time and I'm thrilled. Dancing around the room with excitement, jumping over the moon - kind of thrilled!
I went out and bought myself some fruit, will pick up papaya tonight as the ones at the market didn't look very nice.
What did I choose to have as my first 'meal'... http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/dancing-6.gif
A small handful of fresh cherries!
My tummy is already talking to me... wondering what is this foreign substance LOL
I just wanted to share with you all. After 209 of fasting... I'm done! Well... as done as I'll ever be. I'll still be juicing everyday as I slowly reintroduce fruit into my diet... greens will come later and lastly veggies. I'll probably be fasting again full time before I get beyond that.
I figure I'll be http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/bathroomsmiley.gif in no time at all!
01-07-2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks for sharing!! Good you did it for so many days!! What an inspiration!
01-07-2011, 06:46 PM
01-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Wow! Did I really read that or am I dreaming??? That really surprised me. You've been fasting for as long as I've been in this forum and it's so weird to think of you not fasting! lol... But I am thrilled that you are doing what you are ready to do and am also thrilled that you went for 209 days! What a journey you have had!
01-07-2011, 06:48 PM
Thank you for so much for sharing! You are truly an inspiration! Way to go!! Enjoy those cherries!!:)
01-07-2011, 06:53 PM
Awww precious.... I'm so happy for you. We will always have our second breakfast... ;)
01-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Aleesha, I am SO incredibly happy for you!!!!!! What you have accomplished with this fast is BEYOND amazing!!!! Thank you for documenting this incredible fast for us to benefit!!!! Your journey has been such an inspiration!!!!! I celebrate with you!!!!! I wish I could have prepared your 1st RAW meal....maybe washed your Cherries for you!!!!! :)
01-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Here's my blog posting from today...
I made a decision last night. I decided that if I was still really hungry when I woke up this morning, that I would break my fast this weekend.
I've been experiencing hunger - what I believe is "true hunger" (as they call it in books) for about 4 days now. I have been thinking about eating constantly. I can't get it out of my head. I've accepted it and tried to simply push through it and then I realized... why? Why do I have to push through it? After all... I've achieved so much. I've fasted a nice long time and heck... if I want to take a little break and then go back to fasting... why am I stopping myself?
So... this morning I knew today was the day. I tried to 'talk' myself into going for a new number (of days)... something more interesting than 209 days... but... then I realized the weight of these numbers is ridiculous. I don't need this!
I made myself two beautiful litres of apple/cucumber/celery/fennel/ginger juice and went to our homeschooling co-op. I told everyone I was breaking my fast this weekend. I didn't want them to know that I was breaking it after the co-op simply because I didn't want my body to go into "can't I eat now?" mode... I wanted to be mindful when I broke my fast. I wanted to be mindful all day today - and I was.
After the co-op was done I went to the market and bought some fruit. I treated myself to a gorgeous little basket of cherries! I came home, unpacked all the groceries and opened the cherries. I looked at my son's girlfriend and said, "I'm doing it, I'm breaking my fast!" I popped a cherry into my mouth.
She stood there, her eyes wide and mouth hanging open. She was totally shocked. And then she squealed with excitement for me.
I was dancing and singing inside my body. I'm sooooo happy with my decision!
Two-hundred and nine days!!! Now I have something to beat. LOL I can try to fast longer than that!
*giggling at myself* Already talking about fasting longer!
I don't plan to stop juicing... I figure I'll eat a little bit here and there with juice as my main intake and then I'll just go into another fast when I'm ready. I give myself ten days max.
Oh but this feels good. It feels good to just DO IT! I am free of those numbers. I'm freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
*spinning around with my arms outstretched and feeling the warmth of the sun on my face*
I'm blissing out!!!
Thank you all for your support and your kind words... and Missy, I know... I began this fast June 13th 2010... weird for me to have waited until 2011 to eat again!!! LOL I have friendships I've made in the past year who have NEVER ever seen me eat. I've always been fasting whenever I've seen them... so they are very excited to share a meal with me that is not liquid. I'm guessing no raw soup will be served? *giggling*
My dear dear Cathy... no one could possibly appreciate second breakfast as much as we have and will continue to do... I am in awe of who you are and who I've watched you become. Thank you for welcoming me into your heart! (((hugs)))
These cherries were sooooo good. I chose them because it's not something I chose to juice so it was a nice new FRESH flavour sensation for my mouth and entire body. I swear I can actually feel them in my toes right now!!!
01-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Renee... I would have LOVED to have you prepare me ANY fresh live raw meal!!! Trust me on this one. Now I can finally go look through your thread on meals in Alissa's book. I didn't dare go there while I was fasting!
Becky, Bette and Kathy... thank YOU!
01-07-2011, 08:07 PM
what a beautiful decision. i am so happy for your decision.
i feel like, more importantly than continuing your fast, is to be FREE from those numbers that keep you fasting, that keep you anything but in the moment of now, in which you are hungry.
thank you for sharing, and inspiring. it doesn't end. not just because your fast did.
01-07-2011, 09:56 PM
I feel the same way about you my friend... we will continue to have those second breakfasts... we just love fasting too much..
wes loves it..... wes needs it...... wes wants it...... yes...yes... myyyyyy precious :cool:
01-07-2011, 10:08 PM
we soooooooooooooooooooooooo do!!! i will be up tomorrow morning making pineapple juice.... mmmmm can't wait! wish i had some made right now, i'd eat some!
ordered some more young coconuts at the market tonight... just cause the numbers have stopped being counted... i'm still here!!! drinking most of my meals! it's what makes my body happy!
nadien, thanks... you know how much your words mean to me!
01-07-2011, 11:20 PM
Very very proud of you!!! :)
And I will always support you whether you're fasting or not fasting!!
01-07-2011, 11:24 PM
thanks Lady Winday!!! (((hugs)))
I went grocery shopping tonight. So weird to be shopping for foods for me to eat. It took me forever to choose. What an odd treat that was.
I ended up choosing: 2 papayas. 2 cases of organic mandrin oranges. a bag of kumquats. cucumbers. tomatoes (of course!). pears - two varieties. blood oranges.
01-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Aleesha I have to admit that I gasped when I read the thread title. Couldn't open it fast enough to read it. I am happy for you and you mindful decision. I enjoyed your blog post and am shedding tears of happiness for you. You have been fasting for as long as I have been here, well almost. WOW! Keep us posted on your new experiences and delights.
01-08-2011, 08:03 AM
I'm glad you listened to your hunger and didn't push yourself any harder. That would've made a great YouTube video of you breaking your fast!
01-08-2011, 09:15 AM
thank you dawn! you should have seen the look on my hubby's face when i picked him up from work. i threw my arms in the air and announced, "I BROKE MY FAST!" he just stood there looking at me for a moment and then a huge smile came across his face as he said, "congratulations honey!"
miss, it would have made a great youtube video, i didn't even think about it. i could have totally done that. but... in all honesty, it's been done many times before so really... watching me eat wouldn't be all that interesting LOL
i'm not sharing my fast breaking publicly (saving it for my book) but i do want to say (for anyone reading this in the archives after doing an extended fast like this one)... i'm taking 3 triphala a day and plant enzymes whenever i eat. i'll also be picking up my favourite probiotics from the health food store (hopefully today) and taking one of them as well.
good to remember to assist our bodies after such a long rest.
i was laying in the tub this morning and saying to my self, "i am so proud of my body. i love the way it works, i love the way it speaks and i love the way it looks." ahhhhh bliss!!! that's what it is... pure bliss!
01-08-2011, 01:10 PM
so happy for you!!!
and blessings on your next Chapter.........
01-08-2011, 01:37 PM
thanks so much! (((hugs))) it feels amazing to be at the beginning of something new...
01-08-2011, 02:10 PM
Congratulations on completing this portion of your journey!
May the support, inspiration, light, & love that you gift to others shine on you through this transition and always!
Enjoy every bite!!
Love & respect...
01-08-2011, 02:30 PM
WOW that is so awesome!!! My eyes just about popped out of my head when i read the post!! CONGRATULATIONS, what an achievement! 209 days....WOW WOW WOW, you have the will power of steel! Big hugs to you honey that is so fantastic that you achieved what you set out to.....:)
Why did you decide to fast for so long? Was it for healing, weight loss or ?????
I am planning on starting a few day juice fast tomorrow. Getting low on food in the fridge and figured it would be a great opportunity to take advantage of :D. I tried to juice fast a few weeks ago and didn't last a full day. I had such a horrible headache by the end of the day and in went the food lol... I don't have to work until Tuesday so that gives me a few days to be home in case i don't feel well....
01-08-2011, 02:34 PM
i fasted for spiritual reasons mostly... i also wanted to see how long i could go without breaking. i fast for most of the year anyways... just have little one day to a week break here and there. so this time i wanted to see if i could push through the little breaks and just keep going.
it was a purely magical experience!
thank you both for your words... (((hugs))) i feel very very supported.
01-08-2011, 04:21 PM
I am not fooled by any of this.
You may fool others
But you do not
Once a Fasting Bandit
You LOVE IT too much
You WILL be back
And sooner, not later..
Fasting OWNS you.
"You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave".
01-08-2011, 04:39 PM
sooooooooooo true brother bear. you have been with me since the very beginning of my fasting journey 3.5 years ago... you know me well.
*truckin' on... looking for MR, Miss Linda and the rest of our convoy*
01-08-2011, 05:24 PM
Ohhhhh myyyyyyyy GOSH!!!!!!!
Oh Aleesha I am smiling ear to ear right now! I can feel your energy through your words and I just know how wonderful you are feeling! Like so many others, you have been pure inspiration to me. What an amazing accomplishment :D
Of course, as Brother Bear says, we'll see you back on the fasting forums soon enough.
Thank you so very much for sharing, in words, your life experience with this fellowship :)
01-08-2011, 05:28 PM
oh I haven't even left them... still doing mostly juice. I have a long process of breaking this fast after all!
(((hugs))) I would have loved to have seen your face when you saw this thread!
01-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Congratulations Aleesha, I like many others am so proud of you. I agree with your husbands words and to quote him if he doesn't mind " Congratulations Honey......." We are very blessed to have shared in this with you. Even if I wasnt' fasting I was learning and that meant a lot to me.....
01-08-2011, 11:46 PM
Nice to hear you decide to take some other food again, Now I'm still on my juice fast and sometimes I feel it is hard, because before my juice fasy I was not raw at all and complete changed over.
But I know you did over 200 days so I also could do my 40 days.
I'm in day 15 now but the past few days feeling a little bit slow I drink enough but just do not have energy specilly in the mornings, any idea what could be the root cause??
You be the expert ;)
01-08-2011, 11:51 PM
When your body says "take things slow" - my advice is to listen and take things slow. It's working really hard to heal, detox and clean your cells... gift it a break...
01-08-2011, 11:52 PM
rawpromises, ahhhhhhh thanks! (((hugs)))
01-09-2011, 09:32 PM
What an amazing feat! Congratulations!
01-09-2011, 10:03 PM
thanks Amber! Just shows us all... anything is possible if you set your mind to it!
01-09-2011, 11:53 PM
209 days...Aleesha, you are truly an inspiration!!! So excited for you, I was literally dancing with you as I read your blogpost. :D I just love your energy! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful example of determination, mind over matter and truly listening to one's body. You ROCK!
01-09-2011, 11:57 PM
01-16-2011, 01:05 AM
Congratulations Aleesha. What an amazing journey you must of experienced so far.
I was gonna comment that you should consider writing a book so that many others who don't see this site could benefit from your knowledge and experience. But then of course I decided to go back to the begining of the thread and read all the posts. LOL It'll be neat to see your book on the shelves in stores. Then when someone who tells me something like, "you'll starve if you fast for more than a week", I can just show em your book and be like..... "you were saying...." LOL
01-16-2011, 01:08 AM
"you were saying..." I love that!!! I really love that. I'm hoping my book will not only assist new fasters but also anyone who wants to embark on an extended journey into Self.
;) I'd love to remove some of the fears and misunderstandings about fasting. Motivations, benefits etc.
We'll see what I create... hopefully it'll be worth reading!
01-20-2011, 11:38 AM
Broke my fast too, just now, with an organic bananna. :)
01-20-2011, 11:40 AM
congrats. next time perhaps choose something more juicy as bananas can be very constipating especially to a fasting body. ;)
01-20-2011, 01:31 PM
Oops. I hope not. I also had a pineapple blended with water. :) This is only my second fast so I am learning. I want to try a longer one (maybe 10-12 days) in late spring. But for now I am going back on my raw foods strengthening diet and training to get back into rock climbing in the spring (btw that is where my name comes from, although it also has more metaphorical meaning I suppose, climbing towards better health).
01-20-2011, 01:59 PM
try papaya, watermelon, soaked prunes... mango... grapes without the skins and seeds... those are good fast breaking choices.
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