Unfortunately, I began November by taking a few days off. My first fast of the month started on the evening of Tuesday, November 3.
Tuesday/Wednesday (November 3 & 4): That first November fast began at 8:21 p.m. Apart from a coffee at home with a small splash of milk, my fast lasted 20 hours 20.
Wednesday/Thursday (November 4 & 5): My second fast of the month began at 17:57 p.m. in the same seat at the same cafe as last night. A banana protein smoothie broke that fast just before my music club started at 11:53 a.m.
Thursday/Friday (November 5 & 6): Dinner was history by 6:33 p.m. and given my schedule tomorrow, I think I can make this a longer fast. The fast ended just a fraction after the 18.5-hour mark.
Friday/Saturday (November 6 & 7): My next fast wasn’t the cleanest with a drink at night that contained more than a few calories, but I at least made it through my morning class before eating.
Monday/Tuesday (November 9 & 10): After another little break, I completed a fast that was almost 19 hours long.
Tuesday/Wednesday (November 10 & 11): I started my fast late after another night gym session, and I made it well past the end of my only class. The resulting fast was almost 18 hours long.
Wednesday/Thursday (November 11 & 12): A longer fast of almost 22 hours interupted by just a cafe latte in the morning.
Thursday/Friday (November 12 & 13): Another fast that included a latte a few hours before its end.
Friday/Saturday (November 13 & 14): Caught up with work late at night, I decided to eat late at night instead of fasting.
Saturday/Sunday (November 14 & 15): A pizza dinner at home was finished at approximately 8:50 p.m. A lazy Sunday morning made fasting easier, and I begun a latte 16.5 hours later. I began solid foods at 2:04 p.m.
Monday/Tuesday (November 16 & 17): I completed my first clean fast in a while and I exercised soon after it began. I finished eating for the day at 3:10 and I began breakfast 18 hours and 55 minutes later at 10:05.
Tuesday/Wednesday (November 17 & 18): Today was a 2-meal day and both meals were normal run-of-the-mill not-too-big meals. I last mouthful disappreared at 7:51 p.m. Exactly 12 hours later, I found myself in a Starbucks with an Americano and a desire to get straight down to work, and I’m eyeing a gym session before breakfast soon after 10 a.m. Change of plans – a small latte at 10:15 as I continue working. I decided to eat sooner than originally planned, and I broke my fast just shy of 17 hours.
Wednesday/Thursday (November 18 & 19): I just had the one meal today and I finished eating at 1:30 p.m. I was sorely tempted to snack before bed, but I resisted and the resulting fast was 19:19.
Thursday/Friday (November 19 & 20): My next fast started a couple of minutes before 5 p.m. It’s now just after 10 p.m. and I’m feeling like I can easily go the rest of the night without eating. This fast should significantly exceed 16 hours. In the end, it didn’t exceed 16 hours by as much as I had expected, but I’m ok with that.
Friday/Saturday (November 20 & 21): My fast started at 3:33 p.m. following an hour in the gym, and I made it through until the end of my Saturday morning class. The resulting fast was 19 hours and 47 minutes.
Saturday/Sunday (November 21 & 22): It may be too early, but I started today’s fast at 12:43 p.m. It was indeed too early as after an intense evening weights session, I felt the need for food and protein. The fast was restarted at 8:23 p.m.
Sunday/Monday (November 22 & 23): The day’s fast started at 2:28 p.m., and it’s now 17.5 hours later and I’m doing okay. Breakfast was begun just as my fast hit the 19-hour mark.
Monday/Tuesday (November 23 & 24): My next fast started at 12:54 p.m. and I feel motivated enough to make this a really long one. I ended up eating again later in the day and in the evening, but the ensuing fast was my longest in a while at 22.5 hours.
Tuesday/Wednesday (November 24 & 25): A shorter fast followed that was just under 16 hours.
Wednesday/Thursday (November 25 & 26): I skipped today’s fast, but I didn’t eat too much.
Thursday/Friday (November 26 & 27): I started my latest fast at 1:25 p.m. and I continued until past noon the next day.
Sunday/Monday (November 29 & 30): After another wee break that included two intense weights sessions, I started fasting again on Sunday afternoon at 2:41 p.m. It’s now eighteen hours later, and I’m feeling fine.
Monday, November 30: I started my last fast of the month at 12:40 p.m. I cheated a little around 11 p.m. with a small energy bar as that was the only thing handy I had to eat and I had finished a pretty intense 45 minutes of weights earlier in the evening.
Lengths of Fasts