Water fasting therapeutically for regeneration and rejuvenation is the best gift you can give yourself. With growing excitement, I juice feasted for 8 days, emptied the fridges and was good to go having done a huge amount of physical and mental preperation to ensure a successful water fast. Day 1 – Busy day in home office with work I was unable to reschedule with a mid day sunbathing break. Spa session then bed. When water fasting it is important to drink quality water and distilled is often recommended. I have a water distiller so intended sipping 1 – 2 litres of water daily. Day 2 – Disturbed night. Morning in office. Sunshine break, then bed rest as advised. Light headed, shaky and surprised that my water fast made me feel so weak so quickly. Tummy grumbling but no hunger. Day 3 – Poor sleep. Grateful for ½ hr mid day sunshine. Spent the day in bed, couldn’t be bothered to do much. Happy not to feel any hunger. So far so good, water fast is quite comfortable. Day 4 – Didn’t sleep well at all. Feel pretty rough today. Luckily, I don’t have hunger to deal with as well. My mouth tastes slightly of onion. Snow came thick and fast today so very cold. Body temperature drops naturally when water fasting so must stay warm. Day 5 – Frustrated with lack of sleep. I thought water fasting would make me tired and sleep like a baby but that isn’t my experience so far. Bed rest most of the day. Got acid reflux. Not thirsty but made myself sip water throughout the day. Day 6 – No sleep. Did all my measurements today to give me something to focus on and stay motivated about my water fast. Also tried on summer clothes but it was exhausting so went back to bed for the day. Day 7 – No sleep again! Had a shower but even that exhausted me. Had a reassuring 90 min Q&A Skype session with Loren Lockman afterwards went back to bed relaxed enough to have a nap. Noticed a slight runny nose. Day 8 – Got some sleep. Disaster, kitchen is flooded due to frozen pipes. I feel sick and my heart is pounding with the exertion of clearing up. Weight loss is slow so glad it’s not the only objective of a water fast! Can’t be bothered to do anything else today, slept this afternoon. Day 9 – Disrupted sleep but less stressed about it. Had to do a food shop and collect Robert who returned from the States not ideal on a water fast. Good job I feel stronger today but it was still tiring. Day 10 – Reasonable sleep. Upper part of my body slimmed down, but plenty of reserves waist downwards so happy to continue with water fast. Spent the day in bed, even had a nap. Still not hungry but tummy is rumbling like crazy. I feel ‘parched’ no matter how much water I sip. Day 11 – Better sleep. Weakness continuing but no hunger which kept me motivated. Loosing interest in sipping water. The weakenss is probably one of the hardest parts of water fasting. Day 12 – Passed several water fasting milestones day 1,3,5,7,10 and next is day 14 and 21 – never even considered water fasting past 14 days, but today I’m thinking it could be a reality. If I do go for 21, then I’ve passed the half way mark which is quite motivating. Day 13 – Even when I wake up feeling strong, when I’m actually up and about, I soon realise water fasting zapps me of virtually all energy. Have developed what is called ‘cotton mouth’. Day 14 – Not much weight loss, good job I have 25 objectives other for water fasting, am very pleased about inch loss though, feeling tired but can’t sleep. My skin is really drying out. Day 15 – Tummy quite painful today with what I assume are shrinking contractions, felt I could have given in today as I really don’t like this feeling and no amount of water is helping. Water fasting isn’t for the faint hearted! Day 16 – Dozed all night, woke feeling tired so stayed in bed until mid pm. Had a mini spa session then back to bed, mild acid reflux and tummy still rumbling like crazy. Water fasting is easier than dieting though. Day 17 – Difficult to sleep as my tummy is painfully contracting. Starting to feel bored and frustrated to be missing out on family life downstairs. I feel so weak but refuse to let weakness, tummy pain or cotton wool mouth stop me completing a successful water fast at this stage! Day 18 – Can see the end in sight and not a moment too soon, I’ve had enough of water fasting. I found the first 7 – 10 days quite enjoyable and comfortable with the second half of this experience less so. Perhaps because it was easier on my own? Then there is Roberts cooking smells wafting upstairs and the lack of water facilities due to the frozen pipes. Anyway, feel mentally stronger today that I will stay the distance and complete my water fast. Day 19 – Poor sleep but feel energy is returning slowly. Seriously considered continuing my water fast for a further week but Robert won’t hear of it. Day 20 – Short sleep but woke refreshed. Had to go out today for tiles ready for plumber tomorrow. Tummy has gnawing pain again, otherwise, felt well today and water fasting is actually quite pleasant if it wasn’t for the tummy pain. Day 21 – ‘D’ day, under the right conditions, I feel mentally and physically I could continue water fasting for another week. I’ve already achieved more than I thought possible because I allowed myself to stop any time I wanted. Breaking my water fast Day 22 – Not sure why I waited other than the fact that I wasn’t actually hungry, I ate a tomato that evening and felt full afterwards. Day 23 onwards I continue to break my water fast with oranges and tomatoes which are apparently the best foods for the job. Not the juice, but the whole food to encourage the bowels to function properly again. As the days progress, I’ve had the odd green salad but am mostly eating fruits or drinking green juices. So my diet is 100% plant high water based raw foods. I’m taking the recommended 1 day for every two days water fasting so that means 10 days or so to before resuming a ‘normal’ diet. For those who want to read a more detailed account of my water fast that includes the following information My journey Principles of natural hygiene (NH) How i mentally and physically prepared How I motivated myself throughout My 25 aims and objectives of water fasting My water fast experience in full How I broke my water fast Benefits of a supervised fast Weekly statistics Summary of observations / healing crisis My expectations versus the reality of this experience Benefits of water fasting What’s next Appendices To read my full experience see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Water-Fasting-day-experience-ebook/dp/B00C8T4LUQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1365521781&sr=8-14&keywords=dawn+campbell
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