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Re: Fasting buddy: day 1 of 40 day water fast
 
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Re: Fasting buddy: day 1 of 40 day water fast


Dear happyvegan22,
I had a problem with being dizzy from getting up from a sitting position two months ago when I fasted, and from research, I found out that it is from weakness in the legs that causes blood to pool at the legs and to be depleted at the head. Some ways to help this is to do leg exercises to strengthen your legs so that blood could flow better. I didn't faint like you did, but my dizziness made me so scared that I ate.

I was just searching for fasting challenge websites, for I think that's the best motivation for me, but I didn't find anything. But still, I think a fasting buddy would work well also. I am willing to be your fasting buddy! Can we work it up to a challenge? Was it 30 days? I wonder what I can win in this challenge! One thing I can think of is reward myself with TV series. I can watch "The Journey West (2012)" two episodes a day. Need to think of more rewards for this challenge, especially what we could get at the end. A charm bracelet would be really cool and it will serve the same function as a war medal. One charm on the bracelet=one extended fast. I don't know, just an idea. I think as part of the challenge, we need to log on to curezone every day and answer the following questions:
1. What insights did I gain from today's fasting?
2. What symptoms did I go through?
3. How long did cravings/withdrawals/hunger go?
4. What is a good quote for today?
5. What is a good thing to meditate on tomorrow?
6. How did I make it this far?
7. How will I make it further?
Are there other questions you want to add?

I think the worst thing I have to deal with are the craving withdrawals I get after a day or two of fasting. They feel as if I am going off of cocaine or a similar drug, not that I was ever on those but the feeling must be the same. So I am kind of scared of my withdrawals. They are really overpowering and overwhelming. I just have to get through these when the time comes. Guess I need to prolong the withdrawals.

There's also this issue of the first time I ever overate in my life. It was seventh grade and I was crying about a boy while binging on potato chips. I am wondering whether I need healing in this. I didn't think I needed healing or that it's even connected to my overeating now, but I am told healing in this area helps.

Just to start on my journal questions, for Day 1, I want to meditate on healing from the seventh grade hurt. I might even make this the topic of meditation for a week.

By the way, I am a vegan too!
 

 
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