Water Fasting Teenager - Will The Weakness Ever Go Away? Encouragement Wanted!
I am 19 years old, 5'4", and weigh around 140lbs. I started water-fasting two days ago, hoping to lose excess weight.
Right now, I'm on my third day, which will be ending at 6am tomorrow morning (I started the fast at 6am two days ago). As of now, I've experienced weakness, dehydration, and the urge to quit. I have no energy right now, and even walking around is taking a lot.
I've read several testimonials, and many say the hunger goes away after the third day, but does the weakness ever go away? I don't think I can hold out much longer if this is the way I'm going to feel for the rest of the fast.
Last night was terrible; I kept dreaming about food, and I would wake up promising myself that I would get something to eat. It's just so hard, knowing that the headache and weakness would go away if I would just EAT.
I keep telling myself the negative symptoms of fasting will disappear by tomorrow (because then, I would have made it through the first three days, which are supposed to be the hardest), but I want to quit!
Tonight will be a major challenge; I play in a semi-formal orchestra, and every night before a concert (aka tonight), our director brings us chocolate treats that I absolutely love.
I don't know if I can take watching other people eat while I have a headache (which, btw, is getting worse and worse) that I could make go away so easily.
I guess I'll just have to hang on, waiting for noticeable change in my weight- I know that if I get through this, I will be proud of myself. And once I do lose my 'excess' weight, I can go home and see my parents without the Freshman Fifteen that they last saw me with.
Also, if I do get through this, I'll be able to walk around campus without being ashamed of my huge thighs... and maybe even talk to my crush, who I haven't seen since April 20th. :)
If anybody can give me encouragement to just keep going, that would be great.