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  • #76
    Also, my teeth are amazingly smooth! Anyone else feeling that? I feel like I am just brushing for the amusement of it.

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    • #77
      Way to go Sabine. Sashimi is where I ended my fast. Not happy about it, but also not sad. I didn't end it at roughly 48 because of hunger or anything on my part. Wife has had problems with headaches this last while and wanted to go to chiropractor......yep got an appt but it was around supper time and it's about 50 min drive. I got her hooked on sushi and sashmi a couple of years ago. She asked what I was ending my fast on and I told her Mings (our favorite place). Well.....she told her 16 son and guess what happened next? Yep....I ended my fast for them. Oh well, I'm an old cowboy. I'm back up on the horse this morning and seeing if I can go more than the 48 hours. I know I"ve gone 56 first time I did this but I'm trying for more.

      I did weigh myself this morning and even with gorging (I know not suppose to but man...it's sashimi!) I still lost 3.8 lbs. Not bad.

      Ok....here I go again....on my mark....get set.........gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo!

      And congrats again Sabine.
      55 yr old male


      07/01/2013

      Weight; 199
      Chest; 41.5
      Waist; 42
      Hips; 40
      Thigh; 22.5
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 17

      07/20/2013

      Weight; 200
      Chest; 42
      Waist; 42.5
      Hips; 39
      Thigh; 23
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 16

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      • #78
        fasting again today. Trying to get rid of this flu.

        The worst thing about this flu right now is that I can't snuggle with my wife. That really is damaging to our relationship. It will be fine but it is really a downer for now.

        Started to take 1500mg lysine every 3 hours to try to get rid of flu -- I heard that might work and see no reason not to try it.

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        • #79
          Frank talk ahead- be warned

          Originally posted by ez2cy View Post
          Sashimi... Wife...16 son ....I ended my fast for them.
          Obviously, ending your fast for any of these is acceptable.

          But you are starting up again, is that right? Good luck to you and Richard. I wonder how fasting, breaking the fast, then fasting again right away would work for me. Hmmm, advanced fasting, I'll leave that for another year.

          Not hungry yet, at 85 hours in. A strange thing happened about two hours ago. All of a sudden I just started to stink. Intense body odor. It really feels(and smells) as though my body must have released a load of toxins. I feel fine, though. It has convinced me that next time I fast, I will definitely do the detox baths and teas again. Whatever that stuff was, I want it OUT of my body, not hanging around in there.

          Also, a bowel movement at 84 hours. Guess my body decided it was not going to wait for the 'eating the next meal, better make space' cue, and decided regardless of what I was doing, it needed to move things along. Everything normal, vis a vis amount and consistency.

          I'm starting to think I will make the full four days. It is just not going to be convenient to eat this evening( seeing my son off), so I might as well go for the full time.

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          • #80
            bowel movements are mostly composed, supposedly, of dead intestinal cells. It's the way the body protects the GI tract so even when I have fasted before (and I am not an experienced faster by any means) I have had prolific bowel movements anyway. I think it's part of the detox role. The body gets rid of toxin through the bottoms of the feet, the skin, and the intestinal tract, I believe.

            Go for it, Sabine!

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            • #81
              Well, last evening I broke the fast~ felt hungry so I ate some scrambled eggs and a little chicken. Sense of taste/smell still missing~ eggs are strange texture wise, without the taste. For the rest of the evening my stomach gave me attitude~ guess it wasn't 'true' hunger. Anyway, today I'm back fasting with worthless taste buds. Maybe that's nature's signal to lay off the food. Stupid cold

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              • #82
                I finally got my fast started last evening...just went over 24 hours. I'm a bit hungry but not too bad off and will be able to make it into at least tomorrow sometime. When the hunger started hitting this afternoon I went for one hour easy hike/run, it sorta took the hunger away for awhile but that didn't last. So far I've had 2 cups of coffee plus a couple decaf coffees, 2 cups Crio Bru, one cup of unsweetened cacao and water..total maybe 15 - 20 calories.

                I cheated too much the last two weeks and have a bit of flare up on the Seborrhea Dermatitis that started yesterday...its already getting better though.

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                • #83
                  What could be sadder than breaking your fast, and not enjoying any tastes? Hope you feel better soon, Nady.

                  Wow, that seems like a lot of caffeine, Rockrunner. Is that a usual amount for you, when you are eating?

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                  • #84
                    I made it through the full four days! I'd had my doubts, as this was my first fast back after several months of no fasting, or even much regular IF. (Darn stress.) Hence, my generous 2-4 day window. But I did it. Even less hunger on day four than previously. Hunger-wise, I could probably go longer, as I woke up feeling fine and very NON-hungry. But today is a convenient day to get my sashimi, so I had a scrambled egg this morning, to start myself off. Also, there is a lot to eating besides just nourishing our bodies. I have a lot of enjoyment tied up in eating, and giving that up for four days is a big deal. No need to make it fie.

                    There is no real way to judge if I achieved my desired result of autophagy. I'm going to say I did, though! The smell episode leads me to believe SOMETHING was going on. I do track my weight, and for those who are interested, I released ten pounds. (210.0 - 200.0) Naturally, this is gratifying. I expect to bob back up, but that will not worry me. And, I have stayed VERY hydrated, so I am considering that loss mostly bloat, with a little fat, and little water. (Bloat being the 'bad' water that one holds onto because of the wrong reasons. )

                    Hope everyone else has had good results. I know a few of you are still going. I'll check back in to see your reports, and then at the beginning of February, I'll be doing another fast.

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                    • #85
                      yes Sabine I'm back at it again. sitting at 36? hours now.

                      If find it interesting how everyone's body is different. One fasts and posts how it constipates them. Me...the diaherra is unreal. I'm actually getting quite sore.

                      I lost another 3 lbs since yesterday. I think it's the cleaning out that's done it. Down 7 lbs since the second.

                      Not feeling well but not hungry if that makes any sense. I plod on with it.
                      55 yr old male


                      07/01/2013

                      Weight; 199
                      Chest; 41.5
                      Waist; 42
                      Hips; 40
                      Thigh; 22.5
                      Calf; 15
                      Bicep: 13
                      Forearm; 11.5
                      Neck; 17

                      07/20/2013

                      Weight; 200
                      Chest; 42
                      Waist; 42.5
                      Hips; 39
                      Thigh; 23
                      Calf; 15
                      Bicep: 13
                      Forearm; 11.5
                      Neck; 16

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                      • #86
                        Sitting at 48 hours for the second time.

                        Is everyone else done?
                        55 yr old male


                        07/01/2013

                        Weight; 199
                        Chest; 41.5
                        Waist; 42
                        Hips; 40
                        Thigh; 22.5
                        Calf; 15
                        Bicep: 13
                        Forearm; 11.5
                        Neck; 17

                        07/20/2013

                        Weight; 200
                        Chest; 42
                        Waist; 42.5
                        Hips; 39
                        Thigh; 23
                        Calf; 15
                        Bicep: 13
                        Forearm; 11.5
                        Neck; 16

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                        • #87
                          I'm still going, just passed 48 hours...way to go ez2cy on the double fast.

                          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                          Wow, that seems like a lot of caffeine, Rockrunner. Is that a usual amount for you, when you are eating?
                          I usually drink decaf or maybe one cup of regular coffee but got behind on sleep and had extra...had some buzz from that.

                          Hunger picked up some this afternoon so went on another 1 hour hike/run for some temporary relief. I'm not having any trouble physically just mental will power on the hunger but still not too bad. Watching football right now and the food commercials aren't making it any easier. I have to work tomorrow evening so I'm just trying to stretch it out till then. Wish I could end my fast with some Sashimi!

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                          • #88
                            Well, I'm done. Went 48 hours...had meal....went another 48 hours...ate....now just fasting 24 until supper time.

                            Lost around 8 lbs, I'm sure mostly water etc. See what comes back.

                            Thanks for this joint effort folks. Makes it easier when you see others doing it as well.
                            55 yr old male


                            07/01/2013

                            Weight; 199
                            Chest; 41.5
                            Waist; 42
                            Hips; 40
                            Thigh; 22.5
                            Calf; 15
                            Bicep: 13
                            Forearm; 11.5
                            Neck; 17

                            07/20/2013

                            Weight; 200
                            Chest; 42
                            Waist; 42.5
                            Hips; 39
                            Thigh; 23
                            Calf; 15
                            Bicep: 13
                            Forearm; 11.5
                            Neck; 16

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                            • #89
                              Finished off my fast...3rd day went the easiest of all...hunger dropped way off. Fried up some oysters and mixed them into 5 scrambled eggs with sour cream and chopped green olives on the side, finished with a couple handfuls of macadamia nuts...that was all I could eat.

                              Saw the first signs of stress on my 1 hour hike/run today, heart-rate was a bit higher than normal so I had to walk more of the time to keep it in the low range. Checked my weight before and after...only dropped 2 pounds per the same scale, that sounds about right for me if I didn't lose a bunch of water weight.

                              Think I'll try this again next winter maybe make it a once a year thing...all in all it was interesting just to see what a fast is like.

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                              • #90
                                I am up three pounds, to 202.0 yesterday, and the same today. Had a little bit of the munchiness yesterday morning, but it settled down by late afternoon, and I feel like I am back on an even keel.

                                Had a rather extreme evacuation three hours after my first break-fast, as if my body was astounded that there was stuff coming it, and wanted to get EVERYTHING else out as quickly as it could. Since there was much left but water, well, you get the picture. Everything normal on subsequent meals.

                                No more lightheadedness, obviously, but as it was SO slight on this fast, that is barely worth mentioning.

                                Feeling very good, and looking forward to my next fast, the first 2-4 days of February.

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