Now, I took laxatives for the first time last night...or rather, for the first time without actually needing relief for constipation. I won't get in depth because truly no one wants to read about my bowel movements, and I, equally, don't really want to write about them with any detail. However, let me just say that last night I didn't think they worked...um, I was wrong. They're just a bit delayed. I could see how people say they're addicting, though, because it definitely does make you feel a lot less bloated and much cleaner. But I would advise only taking them the night before a day of nothing because being near a bathroom is crucial.
I am still planning on the very long fast starting on Sunday. This is going to be interesting, and honestly, I have very low expectations of my success. Obviously that is a horrible way to start, so I am working on getting myself motivated and more positive. If I look at it from a logical perspective, I would see that 1) it will not kill me and 2) I would lose a lot of weight, then it should be no big deal. In fact, my body should be grateful for not being loaded down with fatty food. Encouragement much appreciated, people!