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Old 05-07-2010, 04:39 PM
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Yup I'm starving myself for 30 hours... why? To help people in third world countries where people die everyday from starvation. For a few weeks I have been earning money, and all the money I earned went to World Vision who would package food and deliver it to third world countries... $30 fed a kid for a month. How cool is that. It's an event our church decided to do, so from 6:30am Friday morning (today, its 8:31am right now) till 12:30pm Saturday I won't be eating. Its a great feeling sitting here (yes even at work) and just knowing I'm saving a kids life right now. Just something cool I thought I'd post

Only in 3 hours... lol
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:30 PM
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:34 PM
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hey good luck from me too!!

it is an amazing thing you are doing! i wish i could! i really REALLY care about those people deeply.. it really makes me sad to see what their lives are like. but i couldnt starve myself.. i could not do it.. especialy cause i work in a grocery store where i see food all the time.. and being weak at work too.. especially when standing in one spot for over 6 hours lol. I really do thank you for doing such an amazing thing tho! you truly are awesome!!
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:53 PM
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Just drink plenty of water, Stanley, or yer gonna get a killer headache! Good on ya, tsmukan!
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:57 PM
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omygosh!! You're making me hungry talking abou starving yourself. Good cause though Stanley. I salute your efforts!!
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:19 PM
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Good luck Stan! I did this a few years back, the 7th hour is the hardest! then the next morning sucks.. but you'll do fine!

Water is key! but too much is debilitating lol
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:27 PM
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Good luck Stan! I did this a few years back, the 7th hour is the hardest! then the next morning sucks.. but you'll do fine!

Water is key! but too much is debilitating lol
Too much water is actually really bad for you. Ever heard of water intoxication?
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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Hey! I've got this idea too, and I was going to put it in practice tomorrow!

Anyway, good luck with your famine Earth will thank it to you (and the poor ones as well).
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:37 PM
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I know you can hold out. This is a much better sign of protest than setting yourself on fire lol. I wish you good health, and may I suggest some protein drinks when your done. The amount of muscle you'll lose is equivalent to a week if you don't have protein in you daily diet, speaking from 48 (in your case, 30) hours.
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No offense, but what is the point in starving yourself for 30 hours? I mean, there are times I don't eat for 41 hours straight (I have this strange problem with my metabolism), but it isn't helping anyone. If there're starving people in other countries, what is not eating going to do? Is the food you didn't eat going to somehow get eaten by those in need? Is every hour you spend not eating earning you money? or... ? I don't really get it.

I think the project your doing with the church is wonderful, though. But what does starving yourself have to do with it? Just wondering...

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The amount of muscle you'll lose is equivalent to a week if you don't have protein in you daily diet, speaking from 48 (in your case, 30) hours.
That probably explains why I don't have much muscle on me...

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Old 05-08-2010, 12:49 AM
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No offense, but what is the point in starving yourself for 30 hours? I mean, there are times I don't eat for 41 hours straight (I have this strange problem with my metabolism), but it isn't helping anyone. If there're starving people in other countries, what is not eating going to do? Is the food you didn't eat going to somehow get eaten by those in need? Is every hour you spend not eating earning you money? or... ? I don't really get it.

I think the project your doing with the church is wonderful, though. But what does starving yourself have to do with it? Just wondering...


That probably explains why I don't have much muscle on me...
Perhaps this is a part of the church program. Kind of goes hand in hand to help the participant realize the affects of going hungry.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:58 AM
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Well, as someone who has not eaten for long periods of time, I advise you to start eating really slowly when you do eat again. I mean like, maybe have a smoothie or something in liquid form first, since your stomach is going to be completely empty and really slow at first.
Like...don't eat peanut butter or something. That would be really bad. XD.
But I'm sure you know that and I mean, it's really not that long that you're fasting. Glad that it's for a good cause!
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:56 PM
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No offense, but what is the point in starving yourself for 30 hours? I mean, there are times I don't eat for 41 hours straight (I have this strange problem with my metabolism), but it isn't helping anyone. If there're starving people in other countries, what is not eating going to do? Is the food you didn't eat going to somehow get eaten by those in need? Is every hour you spend not eating earning you money? or... ? I don't really get it.
I guess it could be a sponsored thing, or just awareness.

Myself, I eat in a weird pattern. Some days I'll eat a lot, other days I'll maybe eat once.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:01 PM
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Awesome dude, I wish you luck to pull through!
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:33 PM
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Good luck Stanley! I've done the 30 hour famine several times, it's not so bad. You can do eet!
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