Alexis – 21 days

How long was your fast?
21 days

When did you fast?
3/26/03 – 4/15/03

What was your age, gender, height, weight before your fast?
23, Female, 5’10, 145

What was your weight after completing the fast? What is your weight now?
130

Why did you decide to fast?
After a NYC winter of sun/exercise/health STARVATION, my body took over and DEMANDED I acquiesce! (sp?)

What was your biggest apprehension going into the fast?
no apprehension, just relief that I was doing it……finally!

Did you ever consider ending the fast during the process? If so, why? Why did you continue/stop?
No, once I decided 21 days, that was it

Did you accomplish what you set out to do with your fast?
I see it as a life journey….but, yes, it was a step in the right direction

Would you recommend that people have their fasts supervised? Why, or why not?
Longer than 3 days-yes; so you can fully embrace the fasting process; it is very comforting & reassuring to have the process supervised.

Why did you choose to fast at the Tanglewood Wellness Center?
It was the only place I could find online that was fitting with my “back to the basics” values/desires.

What was your experience like at Tanglewood?
Ideal; warm, supportive, reassuring staff that truly cares combined with a beautiful serene environment….again-ideal!

What did you experience during the fast?
lightheadedness, weakness

How did you spend your time?
In a zombie/meditative/1/2 dead, 1/2 asleep state lying in my bed or in the sun

Just purified water? Were you hungry?
occasional mind memory food associations.…that’s all

Did you get weak?
yes

What was the best part of the process for you?
Being directed to do as “little as you’re willing to do”!!

What was the most difficult part of the process for you?
Remembering to do as “little as you’re willing to do”

Was it ever painful?
no.…just had to remind myself to surrender to the process; & that whatever manifested—be it emotional, physical, mental….it was all in my best interest.

What are you experiencing now after the fast? gratitude

Did you experience any changes due to fasting?
Deepening peace; I feel more in sync with my inner & outer worlds/realities

What kind of diet are you following after your fast?
raw

Is eating difficult for you now that you’ve complete the fast?
first day only

Would you fast again?
yes

What advice would you give to other fasters?
give yourself this time to lay aside your worries and heal….you might find that worry is totally unnecessary after all.

Additional Comments:
Awesome! I want to go to Costa Rica and eat mangoes!!!

If anyone reading this would like to contact me feel free to do so at: alexis_lyon@hotmail.com

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