I am excited to start this journey, though I am not feeling it today! I slept poorly last night due to back pain: I pulled something and my lumbar region started hurting in the morning and go progressively worse. I am hoping it will ease up today.
My plan for the weekend is to ease in to a full water fast on Monday; I'll have tea and lemon water with turmeric and ginger, as well as replenish with some elecrolytes and salt while my body transitions from glucose burning to ketogenesis. The salt and electrolytes should make the transition easier and minimize headaches and fatigue. I will continue to add salt to the water and probably electolytes as well, during the 21-days.
My friend had this book lying on the table: The Transformational Power of Fasting, written by Stephen Harrod Buhner. I picked it up and was immediately smitten by the science and aspects of emotional and spiritual transformation discussed. I have never before considered a water fast, but the approach Mr. Buhner takes is one of overall healing and evolution-- and I definitely need healing in all three realms.
My plan is to record my journey via video and autobiography on a daily basis. I don't have a scale, and at this point, don't really want to post "before" photos, but from watching videos of people who have completed a 21-day water fast, I know I can expecte to lose about 20 or more pounds and that after Day 2 or 3, it will be fat loss, not water weight loss. In studying Buhner's guidelines and introspective questions, I will work through and heal emotional trauma surrounding my relationship with my body and food, other emotional traumas, and begin a spiritual journey as well. I am ready for change; I am tired of this 35 year-long battle I have had with my body and food, which colors the rest of my life and has acted as an inhibitor to so many positive actions and thoughts. I want to have a positive relationship with my body, finally, and I truly believe this book, with its instructions and empirical-backed research, will help me achieve that desire! Wish me well!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!