Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A week after the fast

Well it's been over a week since I finished the fast.  It's definitely helped me make some life changes.  I eat tons of vegetables now, and have second thoughts about eating crap.  I went through ALOT of pain to get this far with the fast and I want to carry it further by living healthier.  I've also been spending more time doing physical activity after work - riding the bike, taking the dog for a walk etc. so on... I'll probably sign up for a martial arts class in the new year.

I haven't checked my BP recently but I fully intend to.  I imagine the more I keep living like this the more it'll go down.  My sister asked me if I gained any spiritual insight during the fast.

Just this; to fast for any greater length than 3 days, you're going to probably suffer some.  Especially if you've abused your body in the past.  Time moves slower as you fast as well, so at times it can seem to be absolute torture.  You have alot of time to think and meditate and consider things while you fast.  Which, incidentally is probably why it's recommended for mentally ill patients.  Some have made full recoveries due to a fast.

At any rate, when I was going through the worst of my my detox, where my head was literally exploding inside, the pain was almost unbearable.  But the more I surrendered to God, and let go of it and relaxed and let it happen, the less pain I felt.  Perhaps that's the most important thing in a fast... surrendering your body and letting go of all the worries and stresses.

It's a healing process, body and soul.

Cadmanz...Holding steady.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 4 Post Fast


  This fast has definitely improved my life.  I can sleep so much more deeply now, even if I wake up momentarily.  My head feels clearer, and I appreciate healthy food much more.  I've pretty much decided not to drink anything with caffeine any longer.  To limit my snacks at work to nuts and vegetables, and significantly reduce the amount of fast food in my life.

   As well, once I've finished recovering my body from the fast (I'd like to give it a week before doing anything punishing to it) I want to start doing physical activity daily that will help my body stay in good shape and resist migraines.

   By monday night I was thoroughly nauseous at the idea of any more fruit, so Jana made me some chicken noodle soup, which hit the spot perfectly.  Tuesday morning my breakfast was fruit, and snacks were assorted vegetables as well as almonds.  My lunch was chicken soup again.  For supper I had bean enchiladas my wife again cooked for me.  Which was excellent, however I think I ate too much soup and beans and had some stomach cramps at night while I was sleeping.

   I've reined it in a bit more today and stopping well short of feeling full.  Hopefully that will help.  Tonight is just left overs.

   I just can't get over how light and free I feel after only 10 days of fasting.  No doubt the decrease in blood pressure, the detox, and lifestyle change is all working together to give me a much clearer mind than I have before.  We'll see how this continues to unfold.

Cadmanz... healthy and happy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 3 Post Fast

Sorry I haven't had a chance to write much.  Busy with Halloween and stuff yesterday.

I will write more tonight but just a quick note.  The 10 day fast was a success, even though I couldn't take the fast to it's conclusion, my BP has dropped, I sleep using only one pillow at night and am able to sleep through the night undisturbed and wake up refreshed.  My migraines have almost entirely gone and what headpain I have is pale compared to anything I had prior to this fast.

I just wanted to leave a quick note but I promise I will write in much more detail tonight.

Cadmanz... Success!!