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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For several years, my husband and I have been using Wednesday as a fast day. We drink only liquids, such as hot cocoa, tomato soup, milk, water, etc. and it has taught us that we don't need as much food as most of us Americans are eating every day. We take the money we would have spent on food and donate it to programs that feed really hungry people in this country and around the world. Our bodies have adjusted to this schedule so well that we don't even get hungry on Wednesday. It's amazing to me how much more time I have on Wednesday to do things like walking, meditating, yoga, Jazzercise, etc. because I don't have to spend time preparing food and eating it. Both my husband and I are in the best of health and wouldn't advocate this idea for anyone who isn't already in good health.
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    Peggy, you are to be commended for your commitment in giving up food to share your means with others. Your body, mind and spirit are richer for it. There is a scripture in Psalm 91:16 that I try to read every day:
    "With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."
    God Bless you and your DH. emoticon
    2922 days ago
    I think that a lot of us could do this for one day.
    We often are compelled to do it when going for a colonoscopy.
    That requires only apple juice, clear soup and jello.
    I have found that the next day I have felt so much cleaner intestinally.
    I think I will try this once a month to start.
    Thanks for the blog.
    2954 days ago
  • 2BEATIT1
    Great Blog,
    I believe in fasting but due to hiatis hernia, I have always found it hard to fast so haven't tried. However, I would like to try the Daniel Fast which is just water and veggies.
    Of course I will check with the doctor before doing it.
    2954 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Great blog. What you are doing is a very interesting idea. You are to be congratulated on it.
    I am also glad that you suggest the idea of being in good health to fast like you are doing.
    Thank you for sharing and again congratulations.

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    2956 days ago
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    2956 days ago

    This is an interesting idea, and one I'd never considered before now! Thanks for writing about it!
    2957 days ago
    2957 days ago
    It's nice that you donate the money that you would have spent to a worthy cause. We Americans do eat too much. There is a sinful amount and variety of food available to us. I don't think we realize that we overconsume food to the extent that we do. It's an eye opener once one becomes aware of it. I don't eat out much at all anymore. Right now I'm fasting because I have a stomach/intestinal bug and I'm eating saltines and water. I hope it goes away soon.

    Do you take extra vitamins and minerals on Wed.?
    2957 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2011 3:10:32 PM
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