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fast 
15 October 2009, 2:46am

a few years back, in college, hobbeseroo and i decided to do a full day fast, meaning from dinner, say, wednesday, until breakfast friday. we tried to keep up our normal activity level, as recommended by a professor of ours, which turned out to be difficult. it felt great, pretty refreshing, and also made me focus more on my body and what i ate. i was worried that eating poorly before or after would feel like crap, so i actually wound up eating really well for a few days before and a few days after, which would have been beneficial anyway.

it's time i do it again. i've been thinking about doing this for a while, ever since a friend of mine mentioned that there are roughly 8lbs of crap in your colon at any given time, and that the right kind of fast would help clean that out.

he recommended not doing a complete water fast, as hobbeseroo and i did, but to focus on your intentions and consume accordingly. his focus was cleansing, as is mine this time around, so he drank molasses water (to prevent muscle deterioration) with a bit of cayenne pepper (in his words, "for the back end") and some lemon (because it's delicious).

i've been reading a bit about it online, and it seems remarkable that i haven't done this before. of course, anything online you need to take with a grain of salt (but not while fasting! salt is bad for fasts because it retains water and apparently a bunch of toxins), but the general feeling is that if you're careful, it's very good. and your body can benefit.

so i'm going to fast. i was planning on this weekend, but think i'll push it up a day. today (thursday), i'm going to have a very healthy lunch, as healthy a dinner as i can, and then i won't eat until breakfast or lunch on saturday. i'll have to get all my locally grown honey (how the hell do you say molasses in chinese?), some cyan pepper, and some delicious healthy stuff for this evening. maybe i'll even check out the new organic food store that opened near my apartment, even though wjerome thinks organic is potentially meaningless...

[note: i agree with wjerome that organic food could be bogus. but i think, when you're in china and the options are street food that someone peed on yesterday or something that is obviously cared for, i'll take the latter, even if it's not "organic"]

update
[16 October 2009, 4:24am]

nearing hour 14 and feeling pretty good. I'm hungry, but this tea concoction I've been drinking is making me remain alert and energized. I've been breaking some serious wind. not sure if that means I've already started cleaning myself out or not. I may make this slightly more routing.

my dinner yesterday was spectacular, so I must not forget that the feast could be a lot of the reason I feel so good today.

update
[16 October 2009, 8:24am]

18 hours. I'm not that hungry but I really want to eat. put some delicious food in my mouth.

update
[16 October 2009, 2:53pm]

24 hours and 45 minutes. sleepy. tired. but I really do feel clean. my mouth tastes good and my teeth feel amazing. i wouldn't mind a pizza though...

update
[16 October 2009, 11:08pm]

33 hours and counting. I'm so ready to have breakfast. think I'll stop this in an hour.

I feel pretty good, but my head kind of hurts.

update
[17 October 2009, 1:15am]

okay. time to eat. it's been an adventure. but now i need to go enjoy the beautiful weather!

update
[18 October 2009, 12:42am]

apparently the "cleansing" process completed this morning...

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Will

[15 October 2009]

Good luck with the fasting. You and fast never went well together when it came to family races, so maybe you and fast can be together in this situation. ZING!

 

Saulemander

[15 October 2009]

WJerome: ooooooooo BURN!

 

THE Lowly Peon

[15 October 2009]

WJerome: perhaps, but sometimes fast isn't a good thing. I mean, two minutes is pretty pathetic, man.

 

Benji!

[16 October 2009]

Good one Will!

 

Will

[16 October 2009]

I wonder if there's pent-up gas in your system or gas-inducing particles. If this fast gets rid of them, I am in full-fledged support of all Peter-participating fasts, especially when we are in the same 10 mile radius.

 

THE Lowly Peon

[16 October 2009]

WJerome: I'll try to save it all up for the next time I'm in a 10 mile radius