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hal1 04-08-2014 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 (Post 187152)
Look forward to seeing your results, Heather. I wish you continued success with your journey.

Thanks, Craig. It's always good to remember that this is truly a journey and not the end-point!

RobB 04-09-2014 05:53 AM

Congratulations to you both. That is SO neat that you can work out together. That is great. :)

hal1 04-10-2014 08:16 PM

Thank you, Rob! It really helps to get the work out done when you are accountable to someone else (and vice versa)!

shawns711 04-11-2014 07:36 AM

Nice work!!

Congrats to both you and John :)


concetta27 04-11-2014 09:33 AM

So nice to have a willing partner. Congratulations to both of you! Concetta

RobB 04-11-2014 11:09 AM

And the partner likely keeps you going.........I have never had a partner to train with.... a "loner" in that regard.........keep on - keep'in on!

mocombes 04-13-2014 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by hal1 (Post 187147)
Hey Maureen - the 24 hour fasts don't bother me so much as long as I keep busy. Same with the 16 hour fasts. Each has a "dead time" where if I am not busy, food definitely calls my name. On the 16 hours fasts I sometimes feel hungry in the morning, but that is because I am making lunch for my kids and I can logically push it out of the day. I also will get hungry around the 14-hour mark and I can usually push through it if I just keep busy and steer clear of the kitchen. For the 24-hour fasts, the 18-20 hour mark is the key. Something kicks in at that time that tells me to eat and once I am past that, I am home free. In fact, by the time I actually do eat, I usually am not hungry but eating simply because I know it is time. It sure tells me how habitual eating is!

Hey Heather, finally getting to this...

But first of all, GREAT results from the contest!!! You look terrific and must be really happy with your progress.

So back to fasting... do you ever have any fatigue, dizziness, "brain fog" during your fasts?

hal1 04-15-2014 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by mocombes (Post 187272)
Hey Heather, finally getting to this...

But first of all, GREAT results from the contest!!! You look terrific and must be really happy with your progress.

So back to fasting... do you ever have any fatigue, dizziness, "brain fog" during your fasts?

Thank you, Maureen. My goal is to continue from here and try to get the legs and hips a little leaner. I know that is tough given the female body, but it's worth a shot.

As far as fasting goes, I have never experienced any brain fog, fatigue or dizziness. In fact, I often have more energy during the fasts and an amazing ability to focus for long periods of time. It's actually quite interesting. I'd be curious what the research shows since this is just my own personal experience.

I've had a rough few days on my end (well, not me - my son). You'd think after the crazy start to our year with one child hospitalized for meningitis and the other out sick the following week with severe strep throat that we'd have filled our quota for the year on illness/hospital/emergency care. Not the case, I am sad to say! My 8 year old had an accident on his bike on Sunday night and knocked a permanent tooth out. Completely out. One of the beautiful top front teeth. Through much blood and screaming, we realized it was missing and my husband did find it. So we washed it off and per instructions we found online, my husband put it back in! It was level with the other tooth, so according to the dentist that was fine. On Monday morning my son was taken to the dentist, they did x-rays and found a small fracture in the jaw which should mend on its own. The tooth appears to have sensitivity, meaning at the moment the nerves are intact and functional. The hope is that it will heal fine, but the likelihood is that at some point he will need a root canal. The hope is that the jaw bone will heal right and the tooth will heal right so that there is no need later for a bone graft (ouch). He has temporary braces on now for a few weeks and obviously can't bite on his front teeth. Food is being pulverized for him to eat. He's on antibiotics to avoid an infection. And he will need a mouth guard to protect the tooth. Who would have thought that when I said, "do you want to eat dinner now or go outside to play for a while?" that I should have just fed him or been a mean mother and said he needed to stay in. Such is life, I guess. I'm feeling a little better now that he has seen the dentist and the specialist (bone/root canal doctor) but it's still a bit depressing to think about given the uncertainty. And of course it is all just a waiting game. I am not the most patient person in the world, but I have learned patience as I have aged and when that's the only option, well, that's just the only option. I am hopeful all will be well!

shawnss711 04-16-2014 12:27 PM

I hope your family gets to feeling better. A house full of sick children and adults is never fun.
I know I am a rather impatient person as well. My hubby has helped a lot over the years and I would say while I am still not the most patient person in the world I have improved :)

Hang in there :)


LeslieM 04-20-2014 11:49 PM

You and your husband both look amazing!

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