Everyone wants to know how I fared with my fast and how it effected me. I will try to detail it again:
Sunday, I woke up with God telling me I needed to fast.
By mid-day, I was questioning God's purpose with it. I was asking "Why?" I was wondering if it was really necessary to torture myself. We had a very productive and humbling conversation which led to me being more cooperative and feeling less hungry as the day wore on.
I was afraid the hunger would not let me sleep well, but by the time it was time to go to sleep, I wasn't hungry enough for it to keep me awake.
Monday morning, I woke up and ran to the bathroom. After a LONG time on the toilet, I showered and readied for work. I figured I should eat, so went to Waffle House and got a breakfast. An hour later, I was hurrying home. I barely got into my house before I messed up myself and all of my clothes and ended up BACK in the shower.
It was AWFUL!
On the upside, I FELT really good. I felt ten years younger!
Once I was satisfied that I was cleaned and stable enough to go back to work, I did. I worked all day. Before I came home about ten hours later, I stopped and ate from the Salad bar at Jason's Deli. I was hungry, and the internet said I should eat something lite after a 24-hour fast. So I did. Successfully.
Tuesday, I went to work. About mid day, I bought food at Taco Bell. I ate it all. I was hungry. I guess I scarfed it down because I was in a hurry to get back to work. I finished out the day, got home, and off to the bathroom I went - again. But, this time, I was hurling into the trash can.
Today, when I got hungry again, I decided to play it safe. I went to the Dollar General and bought a pack of white turkey breast and some cheddar cheese to snack on through out the day. So far, so good. I've eaten slow. I've enjoyed the taste. I've learned my lesson.
And, I still feel good!
And, I can see right now that this is going to help me a long way with losing weight. I needed this. Thank You, Jesus! I plan to do this again, as needed to control my eating habits!
Have a blessed day!