06.21.06 - 11:42 a.m.

*burp* cereal and coffee

is what I've eaten so far today, and I'll have a turkey sandwich and mandrain oranges for lunch.

The blogosphere can be such a kind place! I wanted to clarify that I'm currently eating, and plan to keep eating 'till I know I've got a decent fasting plan. I've received lots of good advice, and have come to the conclusion that a THREE day fast is a much more logical approach to sorting out my guts for the first time.

I'm really curious to see if I can please my digestive system so I can get through 24 hours without a tummyache. I'm not after weight loss, because (as I mentioned) I'm vain, and think I look sassy. (Um, I also know that the first place I lose weight is my chest, and then weight gets confused when it returns and lands on my butt instead.)

Until further notice, the only diet alteration I plan on making is to stop eating after 8pm. I'm a midnight-snack-aholic, so I may have to shut myself in my bedroom with a book for the first few days.



06.20.06 - 9:38 a.m.

damn, I'm on a run!

So I should be saving up my cool ideas and spitting them out one day at a time, but it'd be sad if I forgot this:

Husband porn.

He cooks, he scoops kitty litter, washes dishes then drys them and puts them away, vacuums, mows the lawn, takes puppy out to potty in the middle of the night - and then? Cleans some more!



06.20.06 - 9:28 a.m.

I've talked myself out of this before. . .

I just read yet another fantastic post by Chris Cactus, and am feeling a little foot-in-mouthish about what I intended to type about today.


Not "oh good grief, why don't my jeans fit" kinda fasting, but "bleh, I'm feeling crappy, why am I vacillating between starving hungry and stuffed to the gills, whenís the last time my tummy felt good all day" sort of fasting.

I've never done it before, and don't know anyone personally who has, and am a bit reluctant to talk about it with coworkers, friends, or family. I already get crap about not being overweight. That's right, in this nation of fluffy people, people who are not yet fluffy get crap for it. At 5'8" and 140ish pounds (haven't seen a scale for a while) I'm at no risk of blowing away in the breeze, but I'm not s-k-i-n-n-y either. Folks, Iím borderline vain, perhaps my self-image isnít based in reality, but Iím a happy camper because I think that curvy ladies are way more attractive than hungry-looking ladies.

Where was I? Oh yeah - I'd like to do a 10 day fast, I'm concerned that I'm going to freak people out if I announce my intentions to them, and I'm sure to freak people out if I don't tell my loved ones and they sort it out themselves.

I won't proceed until I have a plan, and a few backup plans. So far searching the internet has yielded interesting results. I take most medical information with a grain of salt, and in some cases, it would require a boulder to get past phrases such as "Lifetime freedom from disease can become a reality".

I'm not going to go bother my doctor until I've done a lot of research myself, and can contribute more than "uh-huh" and "oh really?" to a fasting-related conversation. I should also point out that I'd prefer to do this at my own home, rather than pay someone to not feed me.

Go forth my minions and help me figure this out! Or at least share your opinion?
(woooo, please excuse the temporary superiority complex)



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