Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fasting ….. :o) or :o(

We’ll see. It’s been years since I’ve fasted more then 12 hours for doctor stuff but I have been feeling so wiped out, so over stuffed, so unhealthy, so not together that it’s time to do something about it.

Now before I really start anything, since we have the world wide web, I did some research on the subject of Fasting. 3-30 days seem to be the big time. Me 30 days without food, now that’s funny. But I am going to try for 2-3. 48-72 hours. I have 14 under my belt already, to bad I couldn’t just sleep though all of these hours but that wouldn’t really work either.

My fasting is going to be just a water fast except for first thing in the morning when I have a small glass of juice with my fiber and meds (I take a Thyroid pill each day along with a stomach calming pill). I’m also going to allow myself gum during meals because I’m fixing daycare meals 3 times a day plus our dinner and I just don’t think I have enough will-power, at least not right way, to handle not eating but if my mouth is chewing something just maybe it’ll be happy.

The things I read this morning about fasting had some great facts. Here’s one…

When one is fasting, the person is consciously diverting energy from the digestive system to the immune system. The body heals itself, repairs all the damaged organs during a fast.

That means your body isn’t working to digest food and all it’s fixing or helping you from getting sick or repairing anything that’s not right.

Here’s another…

The body rids itself of the toxins that have built up in our fat stores throughout the years.

The idea is to fast as briefly as possible, but as long as is necessary to allow the body to restore health. I’m not sure 2-3 days will do it but it’s a jump start to working on that again.

And finally…

There is good evidence to show that regulated fasting contributes to longer life.

And we all know I’d love to live to be 100 to see grandkids, great grandkids and great, great grandkids. That being said, I want to be like my grandma, 93 and still working in the garden which requires going up an down a big hill and being able to pull the wagon both ways.

I found most of my answers to my questions HERE. I read quite a few websites but this one is just a down to earth, plain English site with a question and answer section.

Now for my Wii. Day one said I weight 198.6 lbs, I jumped for joy, that was until ANGELA told me that you can’t weigh yourself on the carpet it has to be on a yoga mat or something firm. So I used an old shelf that it fits on really nicely and then I didn’t weigh under 200 any more then the 3 rd day I stood on it, it said tilt and asked me what was wrong, how can I gain 5 lbs in one day. It made me choose an answer, I just said to much poop. So I’m not going to weigh myself on there for a little bit. First because I am full of poop, second it’s my period week and three, well I don’t want it to say I’m over 200. So I’ll work out, do my Wii extras, fast and next week weigh again and hope for the best.

So that is my WATCH MY WEIGHT WEDNESDAY. If you stop by here you can share your ups and downs and also see how others are doing, what new ideas are out there and just have people to support you all the way.

Good luck with you Life Style Changes. It’s not easy but oh so worth all the efforts. 25 lbs and counting, gone forever…never ever to be back on this form.

Take care my friends. Have a great day!!!


Angela said...

Idk about fasting personally, but I will share this. I have been running 10-15 miles a week and I haven't lost a pound. Frustrated I saught help from someone and did a food log. Turns out I wasn't eating enough calories in my diet for the workouts so my body thought it was starving and held onto everything. I've been tryinh really hard to eat more to help and hey, I lost a pound!

Anonymous said...

My friend, who is Arabic, fasts for Ramadan (which just started like a week ago) and they fast from sun up to sun down. Sure it's not for weight loss purposes, but it's a possibility if the 48-72 hours doesn't work out. Plus, I'm generally anti-anorexia (since my sister is bulimic) so fasting scares the poop out of me (talk about too little poop!) :) I have been trying to increase my workouts though, so at least I'm feeling healthier :) Don't ask me my weight number though - it changes every 2 seconds :)

Noelle said...

Good luck!!! We fast for 24 hours once a month in our church...I usually can't last the 24 hours without getting really sick. I hope it works for you!!!

Anonymous said...

my friend's family would eat from sun down to sun up (so like dinner and then breakfast before sunup...aka you have to get up early, haha) When we were in middle school, her mom didn't let her fast because she was way too skinny (gotta love puberty, haha) but that's how the rest of the fam did it.

Mari said...

Every time I fast, even if just for a knees always feel better. The toxins just go away. I'm cheering you on. Blessings!

Angie said...

I don't know anything about fasting. I am looking forward to reading and learning more! Good luck!