Friday, December 19, 2008

IF Intermittent Fasting.

As of an hour ago I've started one of my longest fasts to date. I'm going for 19 hours. Water and lemon juice will be my hydration for the day. I'm also allowing for 2 cups of coffee without milk.

You may not get the whole IF fasting, which is fine. My reasons are both physical and spiritual. With so much going on in my life I'm hoping for some mood changes and clarity.

There are stages in fasting. The first stage that is the hardest for me is when I feel what most people would call "starved". When it's passed I'm good to go and somewhat hyper. It's the sugar that makes my body unhappy with me. Sugar is my strong hold addiction. I love sweets and they love my ass!

Update mid day Saturday.























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I'm at hour 16 and feeling "Good" I felt great an hour ago. I lead 3 classes and worked on my form in the Clean on and off before and after classes. No real WOD today due to the fact that I just came off a 12 hour shift and I'm heading in for a Princess shift only to return for another 12 hour shift. So I just don't want to crash at work due to muscle soreness and general fatigue. I will hit the WOD's again on Monday.
This fast will end today at 3:30pm.
After the holidays I'm going to go for a 24 hour or 36 hour fast. I have one taker on joining me. If your interested let me know so when I set the date we can do it together.

http://www.modernforager.com/blog/2008/03/04/my-intermittent-fasting-success-story/

http://www.theiflife.com/2008/02/27/intermittent-fasting-101-how-to-start-part-i/

1 comment:

Donna said...

funny to read your post about sugar, then cave in. my issues are with bread and butter. ahhhh the thoughts of warm bread and butter. just one bite and its all over...so i will not give in. yet! cheers jen, merry xmas and best wishes for a very happy new year! love you.