I MADE IT!

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@Kandae11 (36907)
January 31, 2017 5:01pm CST
It started on January 1 this year and I made it to the 31st with only a few bumps along the way. Today I end my 31 day fast. I am not sure if it can be considered a real fast, I had breakfast every morning, followed by a light lunch at noon - and that was it - until the next day. Some nights I awakened with hunger pangs, but I held firm and didn't give in to temptation. I must confess though, that on five occasions I had something to eat in the evening -- but that happened on those days when I missed either breakfast or lunch. So what have I gained from this exercise? Well, I feel physically and spiritually rejuvenated , and I have once again proved to myself that one can achieve success if one is committed.
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
1 Feb 17
sounds similar to what ive known a few people to do, a protein shake or something like it for breakfast, a small lunch with some sort of fruit and a dinner.
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@TheHorse (65726)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Feb 17
The humanity! I'd die of protein and carbohydrate deprivation.
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@TheHorse - thats why pizza was invented !
@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
They say, the less you eat - the longer you live. Didn't say anything abut crime getting you before your time.
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@TheHorse (65726)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Feb 17
Um, I wouldn't count that as fasting. But then again I don't fast. I eat slowly, but I eat. And eat.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Well, I don't normally eat after 6 p.m. anyway so that made it a bit easier - and I coped with the hunger pangs or desire to eat by going to bed early. I was also testing my willpower to resist temptation.
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@Marty1 (33550)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Feb 17
@Kandae11 I like that testing your will power! I am so happy for you!
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
@Marty1 It made me feel great.
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@marguicha (94564)
• Chile
31 Jan 17
How many pounds did you lose?
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@Kandae11 (36907)
31 Jan 17
Unfortunately , I lost five pounds. It wasn't a weight loss fast, I have been at my ideal weight for the past twelve years.
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@TheHorse (65726)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Feb 17
@Kandae11 I'm almost obese, according to the charts. I don't trust the charts. Muscle weighs more than fat.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
@TheHorse I don't usually follow the charts - and muscle is great.
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@1hopefulman (28403)
• Canada
9 Feb 17
You did it! You have amazing self-control. I could not do it as I get hungry at night. It is not hard for me to skip breakfast and lunch and then eat a couple of times in the evening. Your way is much better!
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@Kandae11 (36907)
9 Feb 17
I slept much better, except for a few hunger pangs in the beginning. I also retired to bed earlier than usual - that helped me not to be tempted.
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@1hopefulman (28403)
• Canada
9 Feb 17
@Kandae11 I have come across a few people that eat their last meal in the early afternoon and don't eat again till the next day and they say that it is a much healthier way to eat.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
9 Feb 17
@1hopefulman That is my every day pattern. My last meal is at 5 p.m.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 17
Well done for succeeding in reaching your goal. Did you lose weight too or wasn't that the aim?
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Seeing I have maintained my ideal weight for a number of years, losing more was the one drawback I feared, but I will soon get back what I lost.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 17
@Kandae11 Well done again then. You've done well.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
@JudyEv Thank you.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
31 Jan 17
Wow well done. I really don't think I could go that long. Congratulations on achieving your goal. You did great.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
31 Jan 17
Thank you. I wanted to challenge my willpower as well.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
31 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
Congratulations that is a big deal to do that for a a month. I love the term spiritually rejuvenated.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Thank you, it is a great feeling.
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@Marty1 (33550)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Feb 17
@kandae11 I am so proud of you! I think I am going to follow in your footsteps and do a 28 day fast for February! I like the idea of feeling rejuvenated! Thanks for encouraging me!
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Right on. Go for it -- and the weeks go by so quickly, before you know it, you have reached the end - with wonderful results.
@DianneN (78053)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Congratulations on achieving what you set out to do!
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Thank you.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
That is quite a challenge. Glad you feel good.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Yes, I wanted to start the year doing something challenging.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Congratulations. That's awesome and I like the graphic
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@Kandae11 (36907)
1 Feb 17
Yes, I found it inspiring.
@amadeo (65750)
• United States
31 Jan 17
good for you.Not my cup of tea.I do not worry about my weight.No need to.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
31 Jan 17
Thanks, that wasn't a weight loss exercise, in fact that was my only worry - that I might lose .
@TRBRocks420 (77485)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Jan 17
Glad to hear you made it.
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@Kandae11 (36907)
31 Jan 17
Thank you.
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@Hannihar (36258)
10 Jan
Since you achieved what you set out to do that is important.
• Chennai, India
9 Feb 17
I appreciate that you're keeping up your new year resolution. But I'm not sure if I would skip having something in the evening.. don't you think you're with empty stomach for so long hours? At what time do you have your breakfast?