Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Fasting

I had a dream this morning, my last one prior to waking up I presume. I was a blond female college trackstar, with flowing yellow hair and I was starving. The coach didn't feed his athletes and I was running not towards the finish line but a plate of food beyond the finish line on the track. Yeah it got me scratching my head too. Well the hunger part was easy, by 7:30AM, which is the time I got up, I was 31.5 hours into a fast - liquids but no solid food. Surely my body was telling me to eat but the female trackstar part, damned if I know. I've never wanted to be a trackstar or a blond babe in track shoes. Ahhh...wait a mintue (lightbulb goes on), I think it was from talking with Nancy and Rochelle last night at the Tri-Club meeting. These gals are regulars on the Sunday trail runs and one of them asked why I'm a no show for the track workouts. That must be it. Rochelle is Chinese but Nancy is Caucasian. Ha, solved my own puzzle.

So why the fasting? I used to fast for faith related reasons, I've done 32 and 56 hour fasts in the past. I've been slacking though, I just love food so much. Fasting is one of the 12 recommended disciplines for those who want to go deeper in their Christian faith. Sooner or later I will have to return to practicing it. Anyway I've been having problems with my weight. Every December I take off the entire month, no exercise and I indulge in all the bad food stuffs. It's normal for my weight to fluctuate 8 to 10 pounds during the year, reaching my heaviest in December. The problem is that here I am in March, back in shape, being smarter with my diet and I still weigh the same as I did in December. Boggles my mind how that could be. How can I weigh the same as my sedentary self? So I've decided to shake things up a bit internally. After fasting the weight comes back right away but I noticed that weight loss became easier, it's like the body realizes it can go down further. I feel like my body is stuck and I just need to jumpstart it...know what I mean?

So that's the plan, using the fast to break this impasse, this plateau that I'm on. We'll see if that works. I broke the fast at noon for a total of 36 hours. I lost a total of 2.5 pounds which I expect to come back in the next couple of days but I'm hoping my weight starts sliding down from there. We'll see...

3 comments:

  1. may be I should fast too...for all the reasons:)

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  2. Squirt3:32 PM

    Maybe you're gaining muscle weight?
    'Cause you say you're eating healthy and that the weight still comes back, so you could be possibly gaining muscle.
    That's my thought on the matter.
    Who ever thought your calves could get bigger than they already are! LOL! Just playing.

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  3. naw...it can't be 8 pounds of muscle weight.
    nice try though.

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