Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Fast day, as in not eating for 24 hours, not fast as in speedy! I've been doing a 24 hour fast once a week from noon Wed to noon Thursday. So really I only miss one meal -- Wed. dinner.
I just love how I feel on fast day and the day after! On the morning of fast day, I wake up knowing that today I get to have a break from "having to have my own way" all the time. I enjoy my exercise, my breakfast, my light lunch, and then leave the kitchen until tomorrow. I feel at peace because I know there's no way I'm going to be out of control with my eating today. I might get hungry in the evening, but it's freeing to know that I don't have to obey every little demand my body might be making. I don't have to follow the impulse to pop something in my mouth. Instead of eating supper, I'll spend the extra time on my screened porch by the river reading a book.
Have you ever tried fasting? If you've never tried a fast, think about it. You really feel clean and peaceful.