July 2012 FASTING THREAD - Please join for support with fellow fasters.
PLEASE... feel free to join this thread any time ... we loooove having new friends to fast with!!!
Here's are the 'rules' of this thread:
Please do not discuss specific food. Feel free to share "My hubby was eating and it was hard for me." Please don't share "My hubby was eating X, Y and Z..."
The reason we do this is so no one ends up getting a craving from a fasting thread. As a faster we can choose to click on a thread which discusses food but we need the safety within this thread to know food is not discussed. Juices are shared, M/C is shared, green smoothie recipes are shared... but not 'chewable' food.
Please join us... by listening to our theme song. We all come together... from around the world to fast together and support each other. Please join us!
There is a great deal of info in this stickie. Please take a moment to read it.
And here is a thread where we share our favourite recipes. If you haven't contributed yours, please do!
Here's my commitment:
I'm here to fast. I'm not here to eat. I will fast until I choose to stop but I will NOT stop my fast on a bad day, at night or today. I can choose to break my fast tomorrow in the morning but not today.
I'm here to gain health.
I'm here to gift my body the time and energy to bring my body to a state of health.
I'm here to release - whatever needs to be released. Physical, emotional, conscious or unconscious out-moded things... I'm here to release them all.
I'm here to bring a greater depth to my spirituality.
I'm here to support myself, my super amazing husband Parz, and anyone here who wants support.
I am here to continue to be mindful - focusing on this moment and not anticipating the next one.
I am here to share my experience and gain knowledge from what others share.
I'm here to feel whole. I'm here to give my beautiful, cherished body a break from digesting food!!!
This is the "Fellowship of the Fasters" - unlike the LOTRs fellowship of nine, we are a fellowship of many. We welcome newcomers daily and embrace everyone no matter what they are fasting on or their personal beliefs.
Yes you can prefer green juices to fruit. Yes you can use agave instead of maple syrup or raw honey. Yes you can juice in your Vita-Mix and use a nut mylk bag to extract your juices.
We don't care how you fast... we want to support you... and in turn, we ourselves get supported... so please... join us!!!
Come on everyone.. join in the fun and grab your Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit or Human names for our "Fellowship of the Fasters"... you just make them up, it isn't from the book/movie. (if you want to participate) and put it in your signature line!
Ever wonder how the Fellowship began?
Back when I first began fasting there were the Fasting Bandits. This was a group of amazing people who fasted together all the time. The 'theme' was a convoy of truckers. I was the water tanker! Over time the Fasting Bandits moved on with their lives and weren't around much at all. A few of the members are still here... but seldom fasting anymore.
I was missing the camaraderie of the FB and was always hoping to find a new group to fast with, find support with and to support myself. The Fellowship of Fasters began because Cathy and I watch the movie Lord of the Rings a LOT and we fast together a LOT as well. We began speaking to each other as though we were Golum - and our juice was our precious.
And then the Fellowship of Fasters was born!
So to be a member... you simply need to choose a name, put it in your signature line and love fasting. You can become a life-time member or one for a short time... it's up to you.
I'm here for the long haul. My water tanker is here beside me - because I'll always be a Fasting Bandit... but now my precious walks beside on a slower path than the truckers... enjoying the grass at my feet and the flowers growing out of the cracks and crevices in the rocks around me.
My vertigo isn't any better which sucks. I was hoping it would magically go away after my Reiki session and attunement yesterday but alas, no such luck. I think I may have to go to a chiro to adjust my back but since I haven't gone to one here (since I moved) it'll cost a lot to get set up with a new guy. Ugh... don't really wanna do that at this time.
I woke up hungry this morning. My tummy was begging for food. Felt odd. Don't usually feel like that while I'm fasting. I just waited for it to pass. Haven't had any water yet (hey perhaps that's it, I usually drink as soon as I wake)... so I'll go do that now.
It's Canada Day here and it's a cold rainy day. I don't think we are ever getting summer. We could sure use some sunshine!
Commencing day 14 and the weather is... ok, let's just not talk about the weather and maybe it'll go away...
Had another BM this morning - and far more material than I'd have thought could possibly be in there... hmmmmmm...
I'm feeling less energetic as of late, but I think it's far more to do with the crappy weather blues than anything else. Will the grey ever leave??? (ok, so I'm not good at taking my own advice and ignoring it and perhaps the bad attitude the weather is currently under will pass and it will be happy and with a sunny disposition soon. Here's to hoping!)
Otherwise I'm doing good, feeling good and ready for another week!
*wraps her arms around Nordingul, plants a gorgeous long kiss on his lips and watches him smile*
Good day everyone! :) rainy here today on wonderful day 6 My scale hasn't moved for two days, knowing its a big no-no to get obsessed with it, somehow I managed to do it. >_< Not gonna let that discourage me though, I'm doing this for healing, I've done damage to by body and it deserves time to heal, i also want to grow spiritually and I can already see that changing for the better. Everything is so much more peaceful and it is easier to be patient. Too many benefits not to fast!!
You two love birds are so cute
I loooove this!!!
Originally Posted by oxKatNipxo
And thanks KatNip... we is definitely in deep love
I.Can't.Sleep. -___- I don't usually have issues with sleep but the past 6 days have been extremely difficult for me when it comes to sleep. During the day I get tired and during the night I have ridiculous amounts of energy, and my eyes burn from the lack of sleep. lol. HALP! :3 what do? I do notice that when i nap during the day, i wake up exactly 30 minutes after I fell asleep completely recharged. SO, I can tell now I will be needing less sleep than I used to, however right now im desperate to regulate my sleep. I've tried herbal teas before bed. I've gone to bed early, I've gone to bed late and still same results. Also, my scale is stuck for 3 days now (I'm a bit hefty so I expected a bit more movement). I guess my body is just busy and or stressed with the changes perhaps? It's almost 3AM, my eyes burn and I'm starting to get a headache from the lack of sleep. Normal? :s fleh.
sorry for being a complainy pants and if I don't make a whole lot of sense. There's all sorts of thoughts going through my head, I can't shut it off. I know it's all part of the process, I can tell by the nature of the thoughts.
Last edited by oxKatNipxo; 07-02-2012 at 03:10 AM.
1. Stop napping
2. Do something relaxing before bed to quiet your mind like a warm bath, adult activities, a massage etc.
3. Stop having juices earlier and no fruit juices in the the later part of the day.
See if that helps at all. When we are fasting we don't need the same amount of sleep as we do when we are eating. Many people sleep only a few hours a night when they fast. I've certainly gone through periods like that but for the most part I sleep fine when fasting.
As for your weight. If you had a scale like mine you'd see that just because your overall body weight isn't changing doesn't mean your body fat and water levels aren't. Last week I didn't release any "weight" according to the overall body weight. BUT... I released 4% of my body fat and increased my water by 3%. So even though the number didn't change... my body changed.
It's always better to go by measurements when fasting. Take your measurements today and start checking those instead. Inches don't lie!
Day 15 for us. We are doing great. Parz FINALLY had a day of detox yesterday. We took it easy even though it was our day with all the kids. We had a relaxed time, playing games and chatting. Went for a nice walk. It was Canada Day but none of us wanted to go see the fireworks so it was a unanimous decision to stick around home (and the toilet).
Here's to another amazing day of healing for us all!
What's not to like about that?!?!?!?!?!?!
Originally Posted by Aleesha Sattva
I'd actually forgotten what detox feels like! lol... Yesterday fixed that! Lots of BMs and blah feeling. I feel much better today.
Originally Posted by Aleesha Sattva
Starting week 3. Last week I released almost 3 pounds and 2% body fat. Last week it was mostly weight that dropped, so it's nice to see fundamental changes in my body.
Ready for another week!
Day 1 for me! My longest juice fast was 17 days, which I broke when I unexpectedly had to leave town.
We are going on a mini-vacation in 2 weeks, but to a resort that I'm sure will offer some raw foods. I plan to fast for 2 weeks, eat lightly and raw for vacation (about 4 days) then move back in to my juice fast for another couple of weeks.
Happy to be back here! : )
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