Fast Day 1: 116 lbs.
Starting an extended fast.
SW: 116.4/24.5% bodyfat
Fasting Goal: 24 days
Re-evaluate at 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21 days.
GW @ 7 days: 108/18.5%
GW @ 10 days: 106/17%bf
GW @ 14 days: 104/15%bf
GW @ 21 days: 102/14%bf
GW @ 24 days: 100/12%bf
Break fast if:
Fasting Hours: 39
Goal Hours: 168
Yesterday’s morning weight: 113.6
Today’s GW: <112
GW met! I feel so weak and horrible, but it’s worth it. It’s so worth it. I’m so glad to be 110 again, and I’ll only feel better when I break under 110…If I lose another 3.4 pounds in the next 24 hours, I’ll weigh 107.0 tomorrow afternoon. Doubtful, but I can dream. But no matter what happens, my BMI will be under 20 tomorrow.
Officially done with day one!
Water-weight: gone. Or at least mostly. If I lose half what I did today for the next two days, I will weigh 107.0 on Tuesday night. Back to my recent low by Wednesday morning. Then say I lose 1 pound per day after Day 3. That’s 4 more pounds, putting me around 102 on Sunday morning. Yes, please. A new all-time low.
your head is light. You are craving. You could easily walk into the kitchen and eat. But you will not. Because, in a few minutes, you will walk into the bathroom, pull out the scale, and step on. The number you see will be horrid, disgusting, immeasurably huge. Perhaps not to most. Most people might look at it and tell you it is normal or even small. But you know better. The number you will see will most definitely be over 110, and that, to you, is obese. Whale. Fat bitch. So you won’t eat. And maybe tomorrow or the next day, it will drop below that threshold between “horrid” and “just barely okay”. You will not eat then, either. You will not eat for seven days. You will lose, like you always do, about 1.4 pounds per day. You know this because you have written down your weight while fasting and this is always the average, without fail, down to the 10th of a pound. This means that on your seven-day fast, you will most certainly lose 9.8 pounds. Next Sunday morning, you will weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 103.6. This will be your lowest weight.
So ignore the pounding head, the dry mouth, the incessant hunger gnawing at your stomach, the cravings gnawing at your mind. Ignore the dizziness when you stand. Ignore the urge to give up. Because the only thing standing between you and your goals is your own weakness.
For once, stay strong. Don’t break. Don’t give in.
I’ve been thinking about doing an extended fast after this one is over. That way I won’t be in any danger of gaining all of the weight back as long as I keep my diet in check. Maybe 21 days? I’ve never, ever fasted that long, not even in my best fasting days when I could do 10 days at a time and work out strenuously at the same time. But it’s really time for me to get serious. If I want to maintain at my UGW, I have to actually get a little lower than my UGW in order to not go any higher once I start eating to maintain.
So, I figure I’ll gain 5-10 pounds after I start eating “normally”. Which means that I have to actually hit 78-83 to be able to end up at 88. :(
Currently, I’m starting the 18th hour of a seven-day fast. Coffee, water, tea, diet soda…broth if I absolutely have to. So, here we go:
CW: 113.4 (this morning)
Day 2 GW: <112
Day 3 GW: <110
Day 4 GW: <108
Day 5 GW: <107
Day 6 GW: <106
Day 7 GW: <105
If I make it all the way to the end and I’m still not happy with the way I look, I might add a few days, especially if the hunger is gone. I wouldn’t mind getting down to 100. OMG…100…BMI of 18.4. Finally acceptable. 12 pounds away from my UGW. I want this more than anything. Please let me stay strong.