so, as embarrassing as this is, i have to come clean.
a few hours after making my previous post, i broke my fast.
i felt terrible afterwards; very guilty and disappointed.
i'm kind of getting over those feelings.
i realize now that it probably wasn't ideal to jump into something like this without better planning and preparation.
so, i ended up fasting for a little over 24 hours, i guess.
i do intend to try another sometime soon.
and i have crazy respect for people who can hold out for such long periods of time.
better luck next time!