Self-portraits by Eliza Lupu
« I’m starting a 3 day project in which I will document myself. I’m fasting so I will only be drinking water and tea for 3 days (72 hours). I will use photography to show the exterior changes of my body since I will lose weight. I will use words to explain what I feel and what is happening inside my mind and inside my body by writing in the journal. »
« Today, when I woke up I listened to music and I realised by the feeling that the music gave me that my sense of hearing is much more intense right now. I lay and looked at the ceiling and I felt just good. »
« I’m more present than before and I don’t have energy to be in my head so I don’t really have thoughts. I’m very aware and it is why my senses are amplified. Physically I’m a little bit without energy but I feel very good on the inside. I miss food and I can’t wait to eat and rediscover how everything feels. Long story short I feel good being.
Sometimes I just want to hide in my mother womb and stay there. I realized that what we all want is to have that feeling of protection and care. We need protection. We need every emotion to stay alive but more than this to feel alive. Every emotion organizes and reorganizes us as individuals. We need sadness and love in the same measure. Every emotion needs to be felt and experienced to the fullest. »
« After 72 hours (3 days) my fast it’s finished and I find myself surprised that I still have a lot of energy. I’m happy, there are a lot of changes in me right now. This experiment tested my desire to eat, my patience, my body and my mind strength, boosted my confidence and now I know that whatever I want I can succeed. I thank myself for this inner power to stay focused on what I wanted to do and not skip it or lie to myself.
Everyone knows their body and you know what your body can do and what is better for you. You can try fasting if you feel it, if you want to get out of your comfort zone or if you want a change in your body, mind and soul. Eat healthy, do sport drink a lot of water and you will be ok. »