The first week was HARD. I was hungry all the time, and when I ate, it was absolutely unsatisfying. I longed to feel the way a thick cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun felt in my mouth, for the flavors to mingle all sloppily together, to feel that full feeling washed down with a glass of unsweetened tea. Beans and salads and apples just didn’t cut it. I dreamed of eating big platters of Family Favorite Steak & Gravy. I had a headache almost daily. And baking dark chocolate chip cookies for Kaylee’s school trip was almost my undoing. I could not fathom two more days of it, much less two more weeks.Pin It
Month: October 2010
We’ve broken off from the norm since August and are listening to the testimonies of various women in the church. So far, I don’t think any of the women have been members of the class. This has been an amazing and wonderful journey for me.
So, I spent most of my adult life in Florida – a place that might as well be its own country it’s so removed from many traditional things I’ve heard of in other parts of the country. I’m sure that has something to do with the lack of seasons. Prior to Florida, I was an Army brat who lived on post – another way that local customs and traditions get diluted.
This is week 2 of my 21-Day Daniel Fast. My blog post about that can be found here, but basically, it’s vegan extreme – and I’m throwing in my own personal restriction to unleavened bread only. I had a weak day at day 4. I didn’t break the fast, but I was tempted for some reason, even dreamt of food that night. At this point, I’m in a steady go, not tempted to cheat, not wishing I hadn’t started the fast in the first place (heh).Pin It
My husband and I went through a spiritual revival about 18 months ago. Part of that revival was cleaning out what we take in. I don’t mean food. I mean all of our sensory input: television, movies, games, music, internet, radio, etc. We stopped consuming sin, in a way to quit condoning so much sin in our culture.Pin It