Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 9.

It's day 9 of my 10 day fast.
I'm beginning to think about what meals I will make for my three day acclimation back to food.
What have I learned from this fast?
What will my relationship with food look like?
Emotionally and physically, it has been a roller coaster ride.
I never knew what the day was going to bring.
At times it was frustrating as I'm sure you can well imagine.
Most of all, it has been a wonderful learning experience and a blessing.
I have learned things that I will take with me through the rest of my life.
Connected with people that I hope to stay connected to.

An added bonus are the external physical changes.
I'm surprised when I walk past a mirror.
What happened to that stressed out mom with the bags under her eyes?
Who is this well rested person with the rosey cheeks?
I didn't track my weight loss because it really wasn't about that.
But I can tell you, I'm happy with it.

I don't know that I will ever do another 10 day fast. But it's not out of the realm of possibility.
I do plan on incorporating fasting into my yearly routine, however.
3 to 5 five days could suit me just fine.




  1. jamie, i'm so happy to have shared this 10 day fast with you. it's been an interesting journey, hasn't it?! loving that you are well-rested and rosy-cheeked :)

    1. Thank you Michelle. The feeling is mutual! I have learned so much from all of you. I have a hard time expressing what it is I'm trying to say on the facebook group for some reason. In the beginning it wasn't so hard but as the days went by I found myself with writer's block. It's easier here as I'm sure you understand. Our own sacred space. Virtual though it might be. I will be sad when all the correspondence ends but I hope we can stay in touch through our blogs. I'm very interested in Squam, btw. I noticed it on your blog. Maybe someday you could tell me more about it.

  2. Jamie- you are formally invited to come over and make me dinner because that looks delicious!

    I'm sad the group is coming to a close-
    i'm sad we didn't get into as much soulwork as I would have liked.

    but I'm so happy for the connections and shared adventure.

    I completely understand and relate to the comment-writer's block. For a group of 16, it was quiet all around. But I loved that. Working in our sacred space- holding each other in silence.