Fasting Logs

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Context: This is going to be my log for a 4 day (96 hour) fast, that started last night around 8 PM and will go until 8 PM (or so) on September 22. I will update this same log each day with notes on what I drank, did, and experienced, including weight loss results, and I will also include follow-up notes on how I break the fast and how much weight I regain. I have completed about a dozen or more fasts of this length or longer, and even more 1-3 day fasts, so this should be a pretty simple fast for me, but I am new to this website and like the idea of having a place to keep track of each fast I do! This fast is going to be followed by a 10 day fast starting next Monday, so this is just a warm-up!

Starting Weight (as of Sep. 19 in the AM): 152.4 lbs

Ending Weight: 145.6

Sep. 19, Day 1

Weight: 152.4 lbs

Normal first day of fasting. Got a little hungry towards bedtime. Didn't drink enough, only about 50 oz of liquid (coffee/tea/water), which is unusual for me. Usually I naturally drink 70-80 oz in a day, even when not fasting. Went for a 1 mile run up and down the hill in my neighborhood around 8pm, took about 10 seconds off my best time, which was great. (Only a 9:35 minute mile, but I am pretty slow still, and the first half mile is a big hill.)

Sep. 20, Day 2

Weight: 148.2 lbs

Down 4.2 lbs. Already cold this morning, and wishing I had gotten more sleep (about 8 hours, but doesn't feel like enough). Happy that my "weekend weight" is gone. I had more sugar and alcohol than usual Friday-Monday, so losing 4 lbs of water weight seems about right. Hopefully some of that was fat, though. Had my usual two shots of espresso, a few cups of black tea, herbal tea, veggie broth, and water/La Croix, for a total of about 76 oz of liquid. Did some squats, push-ups, lunges, and sit-ups. Rather bad headache this evening, but probably from far too much computer time today.

Sep. 21, Day 3

Weight: 146.8

Down another 1.4 lbs. Extremely thirsty this morning, and somewhat hungry. Was restless last night and didn't sleep well, which is normal for me starting around Day 3. Hungry hungry hungry tonight. Veggie broth didn't help. Looking forward to seeing what the scale says tomorrow. That number plummeting every morning, and looking forward to that moment of being rewarded for my self-discipline, is what keeps me on track. Did bodyweight exercises. Did a much better job of drinking water today.

Sep. 22, Day 4

Weight: 145.6

Down 1.2 lbs since yesterday. Went to bed with a headache, and woke up with a worse one. I assume it is either "keto flu" or possibly not enough potassium, since I've been on top of my other supplements. I have low blood pressure to start, so I think my electrolytes being balanced is ultra important for me. I didn't get lightheaded almost at all on this fast, though, which was very nice, and I think it was because I started veggie broth on Day 2. Going to break my fast this evening. Looking forward to it! That said, I relish the freedom of fasting. I think that fasting success comes down to habits. Eating is a habit, a good one in most cases, and not eating is also a habit. When I fast, it's just something that isn't a part of my day. Now that I've been EFing regularly since February or so, I don't obsess over food as much as I used to while fasting. I used to watch tons of cooking videos and obsessively read recipe blogs, and imagine what I would cook and eat when I was done with the fast. I still do that a little--I do love cooking and eating--but mostly now I just try to get other stuff done in the extra time. I am feeling a little nervous about my ten day fast next week, but I am looking forward to a re-feeding weekend full of healthy food and some tasty treats. We have houseguests coming, so there are going to pancakes in my life tomorrow, which hardly ever happens (like maybe once a year or less). I'm vegan, so I just usually don't bother making things like that, because I don't tend to have the ingredients on-hand. Breakfasts for me are usually oatmeal, fruit smoothies, or sometimes an English muffin with guacamole or hummus. If I eat breakfast at all. ;-)

Broke fast 8 hours early, and had a small salad for lunch, mainly because I have so many chores to do today before my houseguests come, and I felt I needed the energy, and I was weirdly hungry for it being day 4. About 3 minutes after I put a bite in my mouth (not exaggerating at all here) my digestive system lurched to life, which I find interesting, because that food definitely wasn't all the way through yet, but the engines started right up regardless. I wonder if my saliva/stomach acid triggered it.

I lost 5.6 lbs in 4 days. Not bad! Guessing that I'll be up 2-3 lbs tomorrow, but this is okay. Anyway, I call this a successful fast! Looking forward to my first ten day fast starting on Monday.

Haaaa I did it. We are so in, this time! Today is day 2. Got all of today also scheduled out of the house. Still no dead kittens breath, but I expect that will come shortly. Gave myself an enema before sleep last night, ugh the smell.

Oddly, I feel like there currently is food in my stomach. As though I'm bloated after a heavy meal. Hope this feeling goes away soon, I hate it.

Today's stats:
Weight - 145.4 (-1.2kg from yesterday)
Glucose - 130 (not sure why this jumped so dramatically after a 24 hour fast)
BP - 144/78
HB - 89

Chest - 122 cm (-1 from yesterday)
Waist - 112 cm (checked several times... Apparently I lot 4 cm's overnight there. This is so weird. I was hoping for 1, not expecting 4 in a day)
Hips - 136 cm (this is +3 to yesterday... I guess I measured in another place, but I couldn't find a spot that was close to yesterday's measurement. Very weird. Have paid more attention so next time I stick to the same spot).
It was a rough night, with the effects of the magnesium flush. I woke up at 10:30 today, which is about four hours later than usual, but it's fine... Changed the plans for today up a bit, but I'll be out of the house most of the day.

Starting stats:
Weight - 146.5 kg
Glucose - 100
BP - 141/87
HR - 89
neck - 44
chest - 123
waist - 116
hips - 133
bicep - 48
wrist - 20
thigh - 85
shin - 56
ankle - 31

I'll be monitoring chest/waist/hips daily, the rest weekly. Measurements are in cm. Good luck to me.
So after a few bumps and burps on the road, alongside a first period in 6 months, I finally started my fast. Took a bunch of magnesium to do a flush and I'm waiting for the effects to start as I type this. Stats and measurements will be tomorrow. For now, I started this at about 18:00, and I've got an entire day planned out of the house tomorrow so I won't be anywhere near food at my usual breaking point, which is sometimes around 15:00.

Mostly, I'm just tired right now, with 0 energy. I'm suspecting part of this is a depression flare, which will probably remain present until I find a new job.

Don't like counting hours, but half a day doesn't really feel fast-ish to me, so I tagged today as day 0.

Good luck to me.
Nessaroze Sep 3 '17 · Comments: 2 · Tags: fast, water fast, water fasting, fasting, day 0

About my fast:

Going for water only. Supplementing sodium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin D and caffeine. 
Planning on sticking to my exercise routine.

Starting stats and measurements:

sex: female
height: 5.5ft/168cm
weight: 176lbs/80kg
blood pressure: 127/84
heart rate: 82
fasting blood glucose: ?; update tomorrow morning.

neck: ?; update tomorrow morning.
?; update tomorrow morning.
?; update tomorrow morning.

Going to take some "before" pics and start at midnight :).

Antaste Aug 31 '17 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 2 · Tags: fast, water fast, extended fasting, prolonged fasting, long fast
Deleted my previous post by accident >.>

So today is day 1 of my mostly water fast. Today's unlimited coffee day, and on day 2 it becomes water-only. I'm pro-enema while water fasting, and I'll be using these too as per need.

My aim is to go a minimum of 7 days, but ideally I'd like to hit that 40-60 day mark. Not going to stress is though, aiming for 7 days and then taking it on a day per day basis.

Goals: letting my body reset in the hopes it deals better with PCOS symptoms, weight loss, blood glucose and pressure need to go down into normal range. Hopefully, by the end of the fast I'll be able to drop the bp meds I'm on.

Things I'm taking: birth control pill, blood pressure meds, vitamin D. I'll be dropping the iron during the fast since it requires food for digestion.

Starting stats:
Weight - 147kg
Fasting glucose - 122
Blood pressure (I'm on meds) - 140/92
Heart rate - 90

I'll add measurements tomorrow.
Nessaroze Aug 31 '17 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 4 · Tags: nessa fast, day 1, fasting, water fasting, water fast, fast