Pebbles- I was thinking three days, ONCE, not each week. Yikes! (Is it pathetic that the thought of weekly fasting immediately makes me think of the fact that I will have fewer eating choices? Not necessarily less food, but less variety? I am so weird.) That number of days was based on a casual cancer study of patients who fasted 2-4 days before their chemo, and various amounts of time after it. They all had reduced/no typical side-effects, indicating that their normal cells might have gone into 'lock-down' mode(where presumably, one of the things they are doing is resting and repairing). This really intrigues me. And I think, just on an emotional level, that a one day fast does not seem like a fast to me, more an accident(at least for me- not stepping on anyone else's fasting method!). Don't know why, just a gut feeling.
Lopisheep- Luckily, I have not had any heartburn since (checking my notes) February. Yay! Aside from hurting, it really freaks me out, sending my imagination spiraling.
PrimalCajun- I worry that If I say I'm going to give it a try, they will think it is just a crazy whim. They are teenagers now, and I find there is a minimum level of respect I need to maintain, just to keep from being 'oh, mom!'. Don't know if that is explaining it well. I guess I feel like I need to look like I know what I am doing. That's it. When they are younger, they think you can do no wrong. At this age, it is kind of the opposite. They are good kids, but I suppose my parental self-preservation is waving flags at me. Maybe I need to just pull on my big girl panties and show that even parents can try something without knowing the results. Bravery in a different direction.
Candy- Thank you for the compliment. I am always amazed at your english when I read your journal and comments. No worries that you aren't expressing yourself!