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graindart - Friday Feb 21, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 258.0

Last fast was interesting.  It ended 01/30/2014 after 4-1/2 days.  I wasn't really "hungry", but my family wanted to go out to eat and I felt like eating with them.

Started a new fast a couple days ago.  

Day 1 went alright with only some mild hunger.

Day 2 was a bit tougher, as it usually is.  I had more times of feeling hungry and wanting to eat.  Felt somewhat weak and a little light-headed.

Today is day 3.  Usually day 2 is the worst, but this time day 3 is much worse than day 2.  I've been hungry off and on the whole day.  I've been real light-headed all day.  Concentration has been lacking and I just feel like going to bed and sleeping.  I'd consider it, but I'm not really sleepy and know if I go to bed now, I'll be up at 3 or 4am.

Hoping day 4 is easier.  

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 83 lbs to go!

graindart - Thursday Jan 30, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 254.0

Day 4 completed yesterday.

Forgot to mention on Day 3 that my tongue felt coated and it just felt like I had unusually bad breath.  I brushed and used mouthwash several times throughout the day, but it still seemed to come back.

Day 4 my mouth / tongue didn't feel as coated and things went easier.  The morning I had some hunger, but I kept up on my water and things went better than days 2 & 3.  Last night went much easier than the previous days.  I had little hunger and didn't have to drink as much water to keep the hunger pangs from coming back.

Even though the physical side of the hunger was easier yesterday, I was thinking about the various food I'd like to devour.  Nacho cheese Doritos were on the top of the list.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

graindart - Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 256.2

Yesterday was day 3 of the fast.

Head felt a little light all day.  Mostly low on energy and foggy.  Although had a burst of energy and clarity at the end of the day playing a card game with my wife.

The day went fine.  I had some times where I was hungry, but just drank more water.  The hunger seemed to subside within minutes typically.  The only time I venture into the kitchen is to refill my water jug and I try not to make eye contact with the food.  When my wife and kids came home I avoided the kitchen area even more since I knew they'd be getting a snack.  Went to a car club meeting tonight and brought a bottle of water.  I knew it was going to be a bit of a struggle as they have pizza, salad, and pop available.  The pizza and salad dressing smelled so delicious.  I just did my best to keep talking with people and kept sipping on my water.  The desire to eat wasn't overwhelming due to hunger, but rather just a strong craving.  My tummy grumbled a bit and my mouth salivated a little, but it subsided after about 30 minutes when everyone was done munching. 

Went to bed around 9:30pm, which is earlier than usual.  Woke up at 4am and I was wide awake.  Checked on a few things and then tried going back to sleep.  Tossed and turned for the next couple hours and finally just got up.

Feeling decent right now as I'm typing.  Day 3 wasn't as hard as I expected.  Hopefully that doesn't mean that day 4 will be the bad one.....

Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 81.2 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 01/29/2014:
good for you being around the smell of pizza and not eating it . Strong smells are so hard to resist.

Innerpeace on 01/29/2014:
Great job on your mission!

Umpqua on 01/29/2014:
Kudos to you for sticking to your plan. That's some serious willpower!

graindart - Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 258.8

Yesterday was day 2 of the fast.  It started alright, but ended quite tough.  

The morning and early afternoon were met with some dull headaches, a minor feeling of dissiness, and a general lack of energy.  I expected it and kept up on my water intake, so things were progressing as planned.  Since I work alone, it's pretty easy to keep away from temptations during the day.

I kind of sat around all day getting work done and watching some Youtube.  I stayed away from the kitchen when my kids / wife got home, but when I smelled the food cooking for dinner I started having major cravings / tummy rumblings.  I drank more water, but food was stuck in my thoughts.  Mainly the thought of a giant juicy hamburger with melty cheese sliding down the sides.  Made it through dinner time and just before bedtime, my oldest daughter comes walking over to see what I'm doing and she's holding a peeled mini-orange (can't remember their name right now).  Just the smell of that was enough to make me want to quit right then and there.  I "shooed" here away and told here to come back when she was done eating.

My demeanor has been a little more grumpy and I've generally had a shorter temper.  Now onto day 3, which is where I've broken before because it's usually the worst.  I've made it 3 full days before (72 hours), but never over.  Supposedly things start to become a little easier after day 3 or 4, but don't know if I'll see that or not.

Off to work and water.....

Progress as of today: 7.7 lbs lost so far, only 83.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 261.8

Yesterday was day 1 of the fast.  Only food intake was small amount of grape juice and a small piece of a cracker (communion at church).

The day went pretty smooth.  I was just sitting around with the family most of the day relaxing.  I drank plenty of water and didn't feel too hungry.  I wasn't really tempted to eat anything and ended the day feeling more "in control".

Woke up this morning feeling alright.  I have a small headache right now and will see how today goes.

Progress as of today: 7.8 lbs lost so far, only 86.8 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 01/27/2014:
Good luck with your fast. I always seem to get nausea if I don't eat for long periods of time.

graindart - Sunday Jan 26, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 266.6

Regarding food, I've been out of control for the past few months.  I can control my food intake during the day, but then usually lose it at night.  

For various reasons I've decided I need to get in control of my eating today.  I didn't really plan it out, but have decided to give up food for a little bit.  It may be a day, a couple days, or more.  I just need to stop shoveling junk into my mouth.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 91.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Friday Dec 13, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Yesterday no pop again, but plenty of junk eaten.  Headaches have deminished the past couple days.  Starting to think about regulating what I eat, but know that Christmas vacation is going to be filled with eating.  

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Made it through 2 days without any pop.  Today has been another day without pop, but with a large amount of food.  Larger amounts of food have been how I've been trying to cope with the pop withdrawl.  I've had a few strong headaches over the past couple days. 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Yesterday I ate a lot, but made it through the day without a pop.  Part way through today, I've eaten a lot, but will try to make it through the day without a pop.....


Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Dec 09, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Starting today by just trying to eliminate the Mtn Dew.  Replacing it with water.

Ate 4 or 5 peppermint bark chocolates.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

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