Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wow, fasting really brought up some great conversation. Some support fasting and actually participate every so often, while others think it's a big no no. I even had one Sparkfriend send sparkmail because they were concerned. (Thanks!)
The sparkmail did bring up an excellent question in light of my daughter's eating disorder. The question asked if I was fasting for health reasons or for control. Again, an excellent question and one that I had, briefly, thought about.
I had not told my daughter about the fast. My fast consisted of a protein shake breakfast and lunch and a "normal" dinner. I had a weekend of eating until I was fuller than I normally feel. This fast was a way to get my body back to its normal "routine." It also helps my stomach "shrink" or at least make me feel fuller with less food.
Two days after my fast, I can tell you that it did SOMETHING to my body. Some good as I do feel fuller with my normal portions, but some bad as it also came with a headache. I'm not sure if it's due to the fast or only drinking one cup of coffee!
To sum it up, I'm glad I did the fast! It accomplished what I wanted and it showed, once again, how awesome my Sparkfriends are! Here's to a protein shake or a fruit smoothie!