I like your name and would love to be fasting buddies with you. How's school? how is your fast?
I think what you are going through is totally normal -- the feelings of weakness. In my opinion, & from my experience, I think this is an effect that the body creates when it is trying to tell you to slow down because it has "work to do." This is how I think of it. i think of it as , the large intestine is really burdened all the time if we overeat... so... if it gets a chance it will try to stop you in your tracks so it can do its work of elimination (getting the s*** out, that is -- sorry). Whenever I feel "weak" I feel "OK, that is my intestine getting me to stay still."
I do get this weakness, too, like you, in fasting. I used to get really scared by it. I used to get really impatient with it and broke fasts because of it but hope i do not do that this time (support pleeze???). It's the bacteria in me somehow, neurologically, I feel, creating this ... anxiety .. about what exactly, it is not clear... the end result is that on so many fasts I ate, I mean lost the fast entirely, which was what the bacteria/yeast wanted. Ugh!
It (the weakness) has gotten less as I have become less food-addicted. I guess "food-addicted" means "yeast-infected." Anyway I am ready now to really bring down these bacteria /yeast with a fst of at least 10 days. I have started the fast as of now, as of last night...
Fasting my short occasional/weekly fasts has helped bring down my food addiction. In a small way. But as I say I am really ready to stop suffering now -- really ready to start doing long fasts. ... I HOPE!!! ... With support!!!! (oh God PLEASE!!)
I have had to exert great discipline when not fasting and really make some life choices to abstain from certain categories of food. This was hard and is hard. Oh well. I think it is the right thing for me to do.
Just wanted to write a quick note. Please e-mail me l c a t h f @ g m a i l . c o m !!! If you want. Hope to hear from you!!