About 8 years ago I started fasting 2 to 3 days a week from 12 midnight to 3 o'clock in the afternoon.(I chose to end my fast @ 3 in the hopes I would remember when Jesus died on the cross that particular day and thank him for it.Over the course of a few years that fast turned from 2 to 3 days a week to a daily fast 7 days a week.This is now my 6 consecutive year with no end in sight(god willing)There are times when I might have a piece of hard candy or a breath mint(I work midnights on an oncology/hospice unit @ a local hospital so I don't want to have bad breath for the patients) but other than that its a strict fast.I have added @ the 3 o'clock hour of not only thanking Jesus for his Passion and Death and all that he suffered for my sins and the sins of this world but also thanking our Blessed Mother for her 7 sorrows and St Joesph for his 7 sorrows as well
I can honestly say I have easy days and hard days but this is a small sacrifice I make for the ENORMOUS sacrifice Jesus Mary and Joesph made for myself and the people of this world .Hopefully this will spur someone somewhere to try fasting/it truly is a game-changer!!
May god bless you!