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Getting to Know Each Other = July Edition

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

In my teen years I would fast between good Friday and Easter dinner

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Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

*** Munches on roasted boar leg***

I fast every day between meals..it's hard!!!

*** Brps***

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When I was in Boy Scouts many years ago there was a camp thing in which we fasted during the day, effectively just skipping lunch.  I no longer remember what that specific event was about anymore.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

 

Well, I just broke my fast with Pop Tarts, but that might not be what you're asking about.

 

Other than that, only on doctor's orders and the longest was about 24 hours (though that included forced consumption of horrible-tasting fluids, so it seemed much longer.)

 

4 minutes ago, EvilJames said:

When I was in Boy Scouts many years ago there was a camp thing in which we fasted during the day, effectively just skipping lunch.  I no longer remember what that specific event was about anymore.

 

Order of the Arrow ordeal, perhaps?

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

 

Yes & no. I have never fasted as a spiritual thing, but for a year or so after I was separated & on the wagon, I would go three to five days without eating.

There is something to be said for it. I felt pretty good &, when I did eat again, everything tasted WONDERFUL.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

Never voluntarily nor for longer than a day. Usually for medical tests, several times just because there was work to be done.  These days, just going from dinner to breakfast without a snack is a struggle.

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3 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

 

Every Lent on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, when I don't have a medical reason not to do so (which, unfortunately, has been most of the last 20 years; only in the last 2 have I been able to do this again).

 

24 hours

 

I also need to fast once every other year for a rather invasive medical test.

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3 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

 

Just medical. Several sinus surgeries, multiple tests. Hate it. My body does not do well without regular protein. I get the shakes and get really lightheaded, actually. 

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29 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

 

Order of the Arrow ordeal, perhaps?

Yes, that was likely it.

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Medical and every night when I sleep.

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1 hour ago, Xherman1964 said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

*** Munches on roasted boar leg***

I fast every day between meals..it's hard!!!

*** Brps***

 

I think I had to for a medical thing a long time ago but not for a terrible duration. 

 

No spiritual reasons for me. 

 

However, computer gaming has caused me to accidentally fast a few times. I'll get so engrossed that I forget to eat for more time than is reasonable. 

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

I've done a long weekend before.  Just long enough that the hunger is beginning to go away... that was in college and I'm sure it was some worthy cause that someone had hot-buttoned that weekend and we all joined in.  Wish it were more memorable what the cause was.  Mostly I remember the absence.

 

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

Slowing perhaps, but not fasting. :lol:

 

I've only fasted for blood tests, but that's more like going to bed early and then going to the hospital before having breakfast

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Question for July 12th:

Fasting, ever tried it? If so, for how long??

 

I fast for 8-12 hours every night. Then I break it. :poke:

 


Real answer:

Not really. I've done short fasts for medical reasons, etc. for up to 18 hours or so, but I haven't really intentionally fasted for any purpose.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Every Lent on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, when I don't have a medical reason not to do so (which, unfortunately, has been most of the last 20 years; only in the last 2 have I been able to do this again).

 

24 hours

 

I also need to fast once every other year for a rather invasive medical test.

 

Cannot like. :down:

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