Last week, my wife left to take her annual trip to the United States. Starting last year, she works in Alaska for part of the year. During the time that my wife was home last year, and part of this year, I really didn’t do much fasting. I had decided that when she went back to the United States, I would really jump back into doing extended fasts.
My wife left late on Tuesday night of last week, and I began an extended fast on Wednesday evening. Today, where I live here in the Philippines, it is Wednesday morning. I am just about ready to complete the seventh day of my fast. When I first set out on this fast, I really left it open as to how long I would go with the fast. I continue feeling well, and I feel no reason to stop. In the last seven days, I have lost about 12 pounds, although you should keep in mind that much of that is water loss which will return when I start eating again. It is still a very good loss, though.
More exciting to me than the weight loss is the changes that I am seeing in my body.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s article, I have seen significant improvement in my vision, which was damaged due to my long-term diabetes, which I have now turned back and eliminated.
Last year, I lost close to 100 pounds. Over the last several years, I am down about 200 pounds. So, as you can imagine, I have a pretty good amount of loose skin from this extreme weight loss. However, last year I learned that through fasting, because of autophagy, you could eliminate loose skin. Over the time since late November 2017 until now, I have seen quite a reduction in the amount of loose skin that I have. And that has increased a lot since I started fasting last week. This is all very good news.
In the past, I have always set goals for how many days I wanted to fast. This time, I have not done that, but in the last couple days, I do have a number in mind for how many days I want to fast. I’m going to reveal that to you tomorrow. Just for a recap, when I started fasting 2017, I did a lot of intermittent fasting, then I did a number of 10-day fasts, one 15 day fast, and one 20 day fast. Later in the year, I did a series of five-day fasts every week. I have a little different goal in mind this time.
I am really enjoying being back into fasting. It makes me feel so good. Honestly, I was worried whether I would be able to really jump back in and do it. I’m so thankful that it has worked out in a way where it is really not very hard for me to do again.
Tune in tomorrow when I will tell you the goal that I have in mind. Also, keep in mind, although I have a goal in mind, no matter when I decide to stop, I will consider it a successful fast. If I don’t make it to my goal, that’s okay, I have already done a significant fast just making it up to seven days. In my book, there really is no failure, you are always a winner no matter how long you make it. If you are a faster, try to have that kind of attitude. If you think you’re constantly failing, you will decide to stop fasting, and fasting is good for you.