Fasting Weight Loss Blog
Height: 5' 6.75"
Weight: 191 lbs
Reason To Fast: Weight Loss
Intended Fasting Method: Water Fasting
Report Progress and Seek Support: Today Oct/12/2011, I began water fasting for weight loss for the very first time. I started a 24-hour water fast that continued until approximately Noon today which is when I began resuming eating food. (This 24-hour fast may actually be a 36-hour fast.)
On the morning of Oct/10/2011 I was in complete disbelief that my weight was 191 lbs! I have never seen my weight this high in my entire life and I'm very upset! I weigh myself everyday as soon as I wake up and before this my last highest weight was 187 lbs in 2007. So, I've kept my weight below 187 lbs all of these years and it really has affected my dignity this week!
In 2007, I joined Jenny Craig and made it to my half way goal of 162 lbs by 2008. I'm sad to admit that I had to end that diet due to financial constraints which affect me still to this day. I'm currently technically homeless. For the last 3 days I have experienced menstrual cramps and bloating and started my menstrual cycle last night on Oct/13/2011. So, it's possible some of this weight may have been water weight as I have also been steadily increasing my daily water intake to 1/2 my body's weight in ounces of water each day over the past couple of weeks.
Either way, I have to get this weight off!! What helped me decide to water fast is from what I read in the Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar book last year. It briefly pointed out a recommendation to complete a 24-hour fast 1x a week for weight loss. I happened to come across your website today and decided to setup a profile and seek support. This morning when I woke up to weigh myself it showed 185.5 lbs. All that I had on my fasting day was 8 X 8 ounce cups of water.
Posted date: October 13, 2011
Editor's Notes: Julie, you've been struggling with weight loss for some time, so do I. I had never imagined I will succeed, but it did happen. In fact, weight loss doesn't need to be fancy or expensive. Simple and inexpensive ways may perform even better, such as fasting for weight loss. You only need to be committed to yourself. If you can do one meal a day and water fast for rest of the day, keep going for one week or ten days, you'll see significant results. If you can do twice 24-hour fasting every week, you'll achieve your 162 target pretty soon. If you can keep this fasting pattern in the long term, I'm sure you don't have to worry about over weight again in your life. Keep going. Let me know your results.
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