SparkPeople Daniel Fast Team Messageboard Team forum to motivate Sparkers participating in the Daniel Fast by sharing experience and recipes. SparkPeople Daniel Fast Team Messageboard Free meditations You can sign up for a series of 21 free meditations by email by going to the Daniel Fast website <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:11 EST Hi I'm thinking of doing the Daniel Fast... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:43:01 EST The Ultimate Daniel Fast 2017 Lyn and I have joined <link> </link> and would like some company as we fast and pray to God as we venture out on this new journey at the start of 2017. Kristen Feola sends daily video messages to your inbox, recipes, fitness and motivational messages that will inspire to you to continue on a 21 day Daniel Fast. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:45:20 EST The Lord's Table Course I will be doing the Lord's Table Course - if you think you might be interested in joining me, you can find more info here <BR> <BR> <link><BR>board_thread.asp?board=31258x66674x639<BR>94066 </link> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:47:09 EST Post Menus and/or Meals Here: If I plan ahead for meals, I will less likely snack. Although if I do snack, it will be acceptable to the Daniel Fast guidelines. Since the purpose of fasting is to deny yourself and spend more time with God, I will only snack according to a serving size to satisfy my hunger, such as, fruits and/or veggies and hummus or Crunchmaster multi-grain gluten free 5-seed crackers with 0 grams sugars that I found at Sam's store. <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 15:53:20 EST The Ultimate Daniel Fast January 2016 Hello Daniel Plan members! <BR> We will be starting a Daniel Fast on Monday, Jan. 3rd and will continue for three weeks. Go to and sign up for the Daniel Fast. You will receive daily email devotionals, a weekly newsletter and other beneficial information, such as recipes and motivational blogs and recipes. I did the Ultimate Daniel Fast last year, and grew closer to Jesus. I am praying that you will experience a deeper communion and closeness to Christ on this spir... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:27:05 EST Anyone Fasting Beginning of new year? Anyone fasting? Fri, 25 Dec 2015 23:08:29 EST DANIEL FAST.... NOVEMBER 2015 Day 1 for me was not as good as it could have been however i am believing god has got me doing this for a reason so tomorrow will be better.... <BR> he is in control....AMEN Tue, 3 Nov 2015 03:39:37 EST It's time to do this I am starting the Daniel Fast on Friday 30th October. Been considering it for a while, but God is faithful and has confirmed through a spark friend that it is the right thing to do. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 05:56:01 EST DON'T QUIT Don’t Quit <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will; <BR> When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; <BR> When the funds are low, and the debts are high; <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit <BR> Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. <BR> <BR> Success is failure turned inside out; <BR> The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; <BR> And you can never tell how close you are; <BR> It may be near when it seems afar. <BR> So,... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:36:19 EST Another round for the Daniel fast? Is anyone here still currently doing the Daniel fast? Sun, 31 May 2015 08:45:12 EST Fasting until Pentecost Well I had a good first day on the fast yesterday. Actually it didn't feel like a fast as you're allowed to eat so many different things! I'm looking forward to growing closer to God (and the physical benefits too!) <BR> <BR> Romans 5:9 "we have now been justified by His blood" Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:31:18 EST Daniel Fast for Easter I usually do a Daniel fast coming up to Easter.... <BR> I am starting this Thursday 12th march and finishing Thursday 2nd April.... <BR> Anyone want to join me???? <BR> I thought this could work very well in conjunction with Spiritually Strong that starts today.... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:56:52 EST Lent 2015 For those of you interested in fasting during Lent season, for the 40 days starting from Wednesday, Feb. 18th to Easter Sunday, we can share on this thread. I am going to pray about fasting from certain foods and habits, such as TV or facebook, or both in order to spend more time with the Lord and doing the things He would want me to do. I pray that the Lord will encourage you to draw closer to Him during this time. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:45:19 EST Spiritually Strong Hi ladies! Now that our Daniel Fast is over, let's keep up the momentum and read Spiritually Strong.... if you don't have the book, I will highlight the information that the author will be sending weekly to leaders, and relay it to the team. The book is segmented into a 6-week plan to strengthen us spiritually through bible study, prayer, fasting, healthy living, financial stewardship, and serving others. <BR> <BR> It is SO encouraging to know that we can continue to grow, even though, our ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:35:35 EST New Years Resolution Challenge <BR> <BR> Hi! I have decided to set myself a New Years Resolution Challenge and wondered if anyone would like to join me? It's a way of encouraging myself to consistently pray and read my Bible each day. <BR> <BR> I want to achieve a minimum of 1 chapter read and 1 person/situation prayed for every single day, but I am going to *aim* for 10 chapters read and 10 people/situations prayed for. If you want to join me you can set your own daily Bible reading and prayer goals. <BR> <BR> I wil... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:30:39 EST How to Stop Sugar Cravings Here is a great article on how to stop craving sugar: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=134 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:16:50 EST The Ultimate Daniel Fast January 2015 Hi ladies!! I just bought a book called "The Ultimate Daniel Fast" by Kristen Feola. It has full-colored glossy page recipes, a 21-day devotional and much more... when you go the website, you can sign up for email newsletters, and to join her Daniel Fast community. She will be starting the Daniel Fast with her church and online community on Jan. 5th... and I am excited to join in on this spiritual journey. Hope you ladies will join as well! Here is the link to her website. <BR> <BR> Here is ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:24:35 EST The Ultimate Daniel Fast January 2015 There will be a Daniel Fast starting January 2015... it is based on the book by Kristen Feola, "The Ultimate Daniel Fast." The book has a 21-day devotional, recipes with full colored glossy photos and much more. The author has her own website with a sign up to be a part of her Daniel Fast online community. You can also sign up for her newsletter featuring recipes, tips, spiritual information, etc. <BR> <BR> I have already signed up for both to join her Daniel Fast community and to receive ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:00:53 EST What was the Last Thing You Ate? mixed green salad with carrots, celery, avocado, lemon and olive oil <em>551</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:34:35 EST EASTER..10 day fast it is 10 days till Good friday.... <BR> Today i started a 10 day daniel fast..... the Thursday 17th will be the last day...... <BR> Today is day 1 for me.... <BR> Anyone with ME????? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:07:23 EST Green Smoothies Here is the best article I have seen on making green smoothie: <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1980 </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:49:55 EST What did you eat for breakfast? Veggie omelet. Yum! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:03:53 EST Hello all! Starting my Fast on Sunday :D Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:20:52 EST Juice fast I need to go on an extended juice fast for spiritual reasons. Now saying that I have no intention of fasting myself into eternity. I'm doing my research and at some solid food yesterday and today. Tomorrow I'm going to try juicing all day. I could go with store bought juices for cost, but then ther isn't a lot of real nutrition in this. Does anyone here have any experience with this type of fast? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:46:08 EST First time on Daniel Fast! Hello All! I am a first timer on the Daniel Fast! I am excited to see what it can do for me both physically, and mentaly! For those of you that have done the fast in the past are there any reccomendations, maybe good sites with meal ideas? Of course I know lots of fruits and veggies, and I have found a few recipies, just trying to be creative for the next 21 days... who knows may even slip a few meals in on the son and husband that abide by the fast ;) Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:20:52 EST Prayer Requests Please present any prayer requests here... this will be an awesome group to pray for people while they are fasting. <BR> <BR> Please pray for my daughter. She felt like she was coming down with the flu before she ate dinner. Now, she says she is feeling OK. She has a music audition for a college scholarship in Illinois on Saturday. Please pray that she will feel well and performs well enough to impress the judges so that she can get a well-paying scholarship. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:37:49 EST Hello! Good Evening all! I am new to this team & will be starting the Daniel Fast on February 3rd - February 24th. I am hoping this will help kick off weight loss, help me to maintain a healthier life, amongst other things! Have any of you had any success with the Daniel Fast on losing weight as well as growing closer to the Lord? I have no doubt in the 2nd half of that ;) Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:14:58 EST Fasting in 2014 Friends, let's use this forum to support our 2014 Fasts as The Lord leads. It is well with us all. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:42:45 EST hello from colorado Hi Team! <em>213</em> it's great to be here with you all. i'd heard of this program but until today never looked into it. Sometimes eat meat, but it's one of those take it or leave it items. <BR> <BR> My only concern is there are no fats including avocado or olive oil. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all. Have a sparkling, blessed day! <em>459</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 09:52:16 EST Another Fast 10 days Hi planning to start another fast on Wednesday 3rd April.....will seek god over Easter as to what this will olook like however I have a son that needs to be back in the kingdom so hence the reson for it.... <BR> Would anyone like to join me.????? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:44:27 EST Fasting from 22nd March & reading Elmer Towns My Elmer Towns Daniel Fast book arrived today. I plan on doing a 21 day fast starting Friday 22nd March at 8.30 pm. Anyone want to join me? Thu, 7 Mar 2013 10:43:39 EST 21 day Fast Our churches prayer group is starting a 21 day fast on Feb 25th 2013.... <BR> Any one that would like to join us please feel free.... <BR> we are fasting for breakthrough in our little church and our lives.... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:25:27 EST need suggestions for protein I am used to eating ALOT of protein. I take meds for my thyroid and when you are hypothyroid hair loss, thinning hair is a symptom. I find when I am eating enough protein this is not an issue with me. I always had super thick hair until my thyroid issues and it got very thin before I was diagnosed...I also gained 100 lbs before I was diagnosed and couldnt figure out why I was tired all the time and couldnt lose weight (both symptoms of hypothyroid) <BR> Dont want to get see through hair f... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:32:29 EST Hello, new here I started my fast Jan 1 but found this group today. Blessings to all on this journey. Looking forward to drawing closer in my walk with the Lord and starting fresh this year! Blessed 2013 everyone! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 20:33:53 EST Beginning of year Fast Jan. 2-22, 2013 Change of plans. Beginning my beginning of year Fast on the 2nd instead of 6th. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:08:15 EST Fasting January 6-27, 2013 I'm gearing up and getting ready for the upcoming Fast I plan on doing. I'll be starting Jan. 6th. With breaking my fast on the 28th in the morning. Praising God for this special time with Him. I sure do need this set apart time with him. I usually do some sort of fast beginning of year. Giving God the first fruits of the new year. I've been sensing doing the Daniel Fast. For 21 days. I'm hoping others will be joining me! Let me know if you'd like to be joining me and we can share ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:07:21 EST NEW TO GROUP Hi, you can call me Tee. BYE-ROLANDA, is jus a farewell to all of my rolls that have accumulated over many years, figured it was a farewell shot out. My church is starting the Daniel Fast tomorrow and good support is always needed. <BR> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 02:55:11 EST I AM YOUR FRIEND, I WILL ........ This is just to encourage us in this "Race". Just like the story in Mark 2:1-12, Spark Friend should support each other. <BR> I AM YOUR FRIEND, I WILL through prayer, on a daily basis, help achieve your weightloss goals. <BR> Complete yours and post new ones as often as you think of things you can do for friends. <BR> Femi Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:47:11 EST NEW HERE HI EVEERYONE, I'M FUNMIDAVIES, I WAS MOTIVATED TO JOIN BY TEAM MEMBER FEMISLIM, I WANTED A TEAM THAT CAN MOTIVATE AND AT THE SAME TIME BE NEARER TO GOD. I AM HAPPY TO BE PART OF THE TEAM. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 05:04:30 EST Friendly chat I found out you don't have a chat room on this site. So I hope you don't mind that I put one in. This way we can see how things are going. Today I went up and down the stairs twice and went to the store. So at least I did something. <BR> Darlene Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:15:55 EST 2 Samuel 15:1-24 This story of Absalom and David depict betrayal, as experienced, at different levels, in everyday life. It also shows that in the midst of every negativity, supports exist. We just must keep pushing on and not allow any of life's disappointments to distract us from reaching our goals. <BR> It is well <BR> Femi Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:40:09 EST My Fast To His glory, I successfully completed the first day of my Daniel fast. I was able to keep off all animal protein. I ate very healthy and met my caloric allowance for the day. I also started a bible reading plan on Consistency. This is a 30-day experience that I hope would transform into a lifestyle. I totally desire it. <BR> Femi Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:32:05 EST New Here Hi everyone. My name is Femi and I live in CA. I am just joining and hope it would be rewarding. <BR> Cheers Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:41:04 EST new member I just joined this Team,, I tried the Daniel Fast a few weeks ago and made it to day 4. Then the weekend hit and my friend wanted to go eat out, well she didnt have to twist my arm I went and have not been back on track since. I loved the fast and I am going to start again tomorrow. I was looking for others for motivation and to track my progress... Tammy <em>249</em> Sun, 27 May 2012 22:13:20 EST closer Hey there. I'm Winter. I have only one reason for doing the fast and that is that I feel like there is something stopping me from getting as close to Jesus as I want to be. I cannot seem to break through this place I am in. It's not a bad's just not good enough. I prayed about what I needed to do and this kept coming back to me. I have never done this fast before. I thought about it once or twice over the last decade, but I am certain that I do not, in my flesh, have the strength t... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:52:54 EST Philippians 4:13-14 Phillipians 3:13-14 <BR> <BR> This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:31:49 EST Not sure where else to turn... I am Leann and I am in Texas. Wife or one and mom to four... I am also a home based business owner of a personal chef and baking company. I started the Daniel Fast on Sunday and have a huge question. <BR> <BR> OK, TMI time... I have IBS and this fast has thrown it into overdrive. I am in excruciating pain in my lower back and feeling uber bloated and just not even hungry. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else with this situation? Do you make some kind of change to the fast so that you can... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:12:37 EST 40 day fast for Lent it is not too late to join in a 40 day fast for Lent...... <BR> I am giving up all junk food for 40 days..... <BR> <BR> Would be nice to have some others joining me in this..... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 04:07:44 EST DAY 40!!!!!!!!!! I did it! Thank you Jesus! I did all 40 days! <BR> <BR> 40 days of: <BR> - only drinking water <BR> - no sugars/sweeteners <BR> - no breads <BR> - no meats <BR> - no dairy <BR> - devotions <BR> - praying <BR> - getting closer to my King! <BR> <BR> I am strong! I know I am strong because he makes me strong! <BR> My God has done amazing things for me...and I know there is more to come. <BR> <BR> I will be breaking the fast this evening. I think I will have a little fish, a little parmesan c... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:19:13 EST This week's fast At the moment I have been led to fast one day a week and plan on working my way up to a longer fast with God's direction. I have noticed that it gets more difficult for me to fast with each passing week. I learned this week that on my planned fast day that it is was very difficult to fast while I was sick. I guess it is the devil trying to get me to stop I guess something good is happening if he is putting road blocks in my way. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:59:47 EST The Daniel Plan? Have you all heard of the Daniel Plan? <BR> The church by Pastor Rick Warren has done this plan with help from Dr. Oz. <BR> It is pretty neat! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's more of a lifestyle. A healthy way of living. It may be a good start before trying the full daniel fast and a good idea to continue with after the fast. <BR> But I thought I'd share. :) Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:06:37 EST Day week left! So today is day 33 of my 40 day Daniel Fast. <BR> I only have one week left. Here are some feeling I am experiencing. <BR> <BR> In a way it is kind of scary! Scary that it is coming to an end. I really enjoyed this time. This time between me and God. Not eating just for myself but having to choose with a purpose! I pray that I can continue to choose my food with a purpose. I need to know that everything I do is for HIM not just during a time of fasting. <BR> <BR> I am also looking forward t... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:00:39 EST What did you eat for dinner? Last night, I ate chicken and peas and corn. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:13:33 EST What did you eat for lunch? Yesterday, I ate whole wheat toast with cream cheese and peanut butter and clementine. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:09:03 EST What did you eat for breakfast? cream of wheat (no preservatives}, wheat germ, flaxseed and blueberries. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:04:56 EST Day 26! - 2/3/2012 Hi everyone, <BR> I decided to continue on with a 40 day Daniel Fast as I mentioned in my previous post. My church finished the 21 day fast on Sunday but I have continued on. <BR> Things are still going well! I do seem to repeat a lot of meals but I am satisfied! <BR> I am learning so much discipline in my life from this, that was really needed! I have become more prayerful, I've been reading 2 devotions each day and I have started running again. Not to mention being super disciplined in eac... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 15:20:27 EST February Fast 2012 I will be beginning a February fast, eliminating white sugar, white flour, and fried foods. Anybody can join the fast and choose foods to eliminate, preferably foods that you crave... foods with sweeteners are my weakness. <BR> <BR> Praying for great results for our fasting members, spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:18:35 EST Restarting Daniel Fast - Need Prayer This is Day #3 of my Daniel Fast. I had to restart it, just became overwhelmed by life's circumstances and turned to food for comfort. My daughter's health is getting better (praise God!), but my husband had to be rushed to the hospital at 3:00 am yesterday (Thursday) after being released last Friday! He's apparently having a flare up of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis after being symptom free for almost 15 years! Please pray that I will be faithful to complete this Fast. I believ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:18:34 EST On Day 11 - January 19, 2011 - First Timer Hi all! <BR> Ye,s I am a first time Daniel Faster but not new to fasting. I started this fast with a 3 day full fast. I feel that really helped. It helped make me appreciate this food that God made. <BR> <BR> I really have been enjoying this time of focus. Even yesterday I was thinking..."hmmm, maybe I'll go longer than 21 days...Jesus fasted 40 days...hmmm..." And, then I went to read my devotional for the day and it was about Jesus fasting for 40 days. Wow! I felt that was God telling me t... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:06:47 EST Day 3 January 10,2012 They say today will be the hardest day. I have to say that I would say that yesterday was the hardest day. I called someone for encouragement yesterday and they told me that I was "crazy," and that "it is unhealthy." I sitll feel like there is some purpose in this for God and myself, and that is all that matters in the end. Just though I would share this with you. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:38:57 EST What the Bible Says about Healthy Living This team is getting back in gear for the new year. It is based on the book by Rex Russell with the same title. Very healthy, balanced diet of natural food and we are going to help each other live a healthy life style overall. <BR> If that sounds interesting check us out over here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp </link> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:49:19 EST ANYONE UP FOR A FAST FIRST OF THE NEW YEAR??? HELLO, I plan on doing a Daniel Fast beginning of the year. I'm praying about January 1 - 21, 2012. Or else January 8th - 28th. I'd like others to join me! <BR> <BR> Debbie Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:27:03 EST Praying about doing a Daniel Fast Jan. 1st I'm praying about doing a fast Jan. 1-21, 2012! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:22:42 EST Day 1 - November 1, 2011 This is my very first time doing such a fast and I am greatly looking forward to it for many reasons. The biggest is the most important and that is to grow in my understanding of and relationship with, God. <em>43</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 01:15:12 EST FOODS - easy and quick Are there some Veggie burgers or BOCA burgers that are acceptable for this diet? Any <BR> other ideas like that for quick grab ready to go foods? (I know veggies and fruits work for that too but I mean something that's a meal like a boca burger). <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:40:10 EST Looking at this diet Taking a look at this diet. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:12:41 EST Daniel Fast Starting September 12th I don't know if anyone comes here anymore??? I'm going to be doing the Daniel Fast starting September 12th. I'm not sure if I'll do 21 or 40 days. Leaning more toward 40. If anyone wants to join me let me know. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> Debbie Mon, 5 Sep 2011 18:52:17 EST Daniel Fast June 1st - 21st Hey all! <BR> <BR> I plan on doing a Dainel Fast June 1st through the 21st. Sensing God is leading me this way. If anyone else wants to join me, great! Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> Debbie Wed, 25 May 2011 19:43:21 EST Getting Started I have been praying about doing the Daniel Fast for some time now. I was doing the Beth Moore Daniel Bible Study when the subject came up. I feel the Lord leading me to do this but I want to be successful so I am trying to prepare myself before jumping in. I bought the book The Ultimate Daniel Fast and I am trying to make small changes to prepare myself. My goal is to start June 1. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips on preparation before starting the fast? I would love to hear from a... Wed, 11 May 2011 14:22:38 EST Daniel Fast May 9th- July 17th I am planning on starting a Daniel Fast tomorrow since my church is fasting for the first time in preparation for our church revival June 17th-19th. Sat, 7 May 2011 20:39:03 EST Prayer for my fast Hi to everyone, I've been on the team awhile but haven't participated until now. <BR> <BR> I started a full juice/water fast yesterday and will go 3 days. <BR> <BR> Then I will start a 7 day Daniel Fast. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that I will have finished a book entitled, "Eat to Live" by then and commit to 6 weeks of healthy eating--it probably is similar to a Daniel fast but I've just started so I don't know all the ins and outs of the program yet. <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your prayer... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:37:14 EST Newby Hello everyone and God bless you all. Today I am starting a 21 day Daniel Fast, well really I start 3/9/11, but I am a Monday start up kind of girl. LOL <BR> I am very happy that this group exists, as I am doing this on my own. Well not completely alone, the Lord is with me. I hope I can provide and revive support from this group. I pray you much success in this journey. <BR> <em>247</em> & <em>212</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:40:04 EST Daniel Fast Ash Weds. (March 9, 2011) - Easter I'm planning on doing the Daniel Fast starting on Ash Weds and ending Easter morning. Normally Ash Weds to Easter is 40 days. I counted on the calendar and it's like 46-47 days! Also Easter is really late this year. I don't think I've ever seen it this late. It's usually around my Birthday. (April 5th) Anyone with me? I plan on doing the Fast as outlined in the book we follow on here. The exception would be I will have fish, dairy and eggs as the Lord would lead. Hoping other will ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:22:46 EST Toppling the Food Idol This is an article that really hit home with me. I thought I would share it with you. <BR> Toppling the Food Idol <BR> Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:57 AM EST Lisa Bevere <BR> Rein in those weight obsessions. Don't let eating consume your thoughts and control your life. <BR> I have experienced both ends of the spectrum: I've been overly thin, and I've been overweight, so I can keenly identify with the frustration and pain of those who suffer from eating disorders. <BR> During a six-year... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:08:06 EST DANIEL FAST JAN 2011 Hi, <BR> My name is Faith and I recently bought and read the Daniel Fast book by Susan Gregory. I know that God is leading me to do a fast. I saw Pam post that she is planning on starting on January 3rd. I am planning to do that also. <BR> <BR> The food plans in the book are a bit intimidating to me but I think that I can do basic whole grains, beans, fruits, veggies. I am concerned about "flatulence." I also find it hard to not have some lean protein, especially in the morning, but I will... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:24:38 EST Just to say hello Hey, team. Running by to say hi. I had a good morning. Now I want to lay down and take a nap. Think I will. Fell down on my food choices. Getting up, dusting off, going again. Hope your day is blessed. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:47:19 EST Darlene sends greetings from the top of Texas I am excited and grateful that Pam mentioned this team on another team's thread. It looks to be just the focus I need. As I told her, I do a lot of fasting, and though I do not do well on a strict vegan plan, cutting processed foods and sodas from the mix will greatly help me all the way around as I have health issues that are aggravated by such foods. I've been looking for a team that would help me be accountable in these things, so I am looking forward to joining this team and walking this ... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:45:04 EST Recipes I found some great recipes on SP for vegans-- these recipes also don't use sweeteners which is excluded on the Daniel Fast. I put them in my cookbook called Pam's Vegan CookbooK: Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp?id=305037 </link> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:06:30 EST Daniel Fast Menus Breakfast: barley, raisins, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, almonds <BR> <BR> Lunch: romaine lettuce, sweet peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds <BR> <BR> Dinner: whole grain pasta, olive oil, sea salt, broccoli, apple <BR> <BR> Snack: Carrots, celery and hummus Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:54:32 EST Daniel Fast December 1-21, 2010 Hello Fasters! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a new thread for those of us doing the 21 day fast. December 1 - 21, 2010!!! So glad to have you join me here! <BR> <BR> Pam, I've been praying for you. I hope you can sense my prayers on your behalf to our heavenly Father. Who loves you and cares for you so very much. Is concern with all those things that concern YOU!!! Praying your first day is going well. I'm doing pretty well here. I woke up this morning and was having some food thoug... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:48:41 EST 21-day kickstart vegan diet Here is a link for a 21-day kickstart vegan diet with a grocery list. Beware it contains sweeteners and breads and is not Daniel Fast friendly, however, a good vegan diet to follow. <link><BR>x.cfm </link> <BR> I am planning on starting it around Dec. 1 -21st if anybody is interested, let me know and we can compare notes!! It looks great! <BR> <BR> Remember that the vegan diet isn't as strict as the Daniel Fast which restricts sweeteners and leavening ... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 23:13:06 EST Day 8--Second time Around--Day 8 This is my second (technically third) Daniel Fast. I have had success in overcoming MOST temptations. But, satan has been busy. "He who is in me is stronger than he who is in the world"!! <BR> <BR> I am enjoying the devotions and learning more about God and growing closer to Him. I also lost 6 pounds last week (a nice byproduct of the Fast!). <BR> <BR> I am anxious to see what God has in store this week...more testing, more challenges, more blessings!!!!!!! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 10:15:25 EST anyone tired? I have one week left of my 21 day fast and I am exhausted all the time! I seem to need more sleep and I find it extra hard to get going in the morning. I know the lack of protein, calcium, and carbs are to blame but I've been trying to find them elsewhere (whole wheat pasta, beans, etc.). My roommate is doing the Fast with me and she's been tired, had an upset stomach, had headaches, and strong cravings. Thankfully I haven't had headaches or digestion problems (I'm not addicted to caffeine an... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:19:22 EST Mark 10:51 Jesus answered and said to him, "What do you want Me to do for you?"-Mark10:51 <BR> <BR> Just as the blind man threw off the cloak of the beggar believing that Jesus could heal him, we can have faith that God can miraculously move in our lives!! <BR> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 09:01:56 EST Good Morning My name is Jennifer. I am starting the Daniel Fast this morning. I am doing this to prepare me for Advent. I have never done a fast before and felt this is the best time to do so. I've had this on my heart for some time, and well now is as good as any other time. <BR> <BR> I am trying to do as much research as possible to make sure I am following the guidelines so that I can purify my body, mind, and soul. <BR> <BR> I feel that I will find new direction in my life and be able to see life ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:37:49 EST At the restaurant last night... I'm glad that I'm as far into this Fast as I am. I'm traveling this week and I was apprehensive about the meals of all things. I arrived in Denver, CO and after checking in, I went out for dinner to the Hard Rock Cafe because I knew they had veggie burgers on the menu. I ordered it without melted jack cheese on the veggie burger, no bun, no croutons, no cheese on the salad. After serving me, the waiter came by to check on me, I really think he felt sorry for me. "Are you sure everything ... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:25:38 EST Day 22 I decided to do a 40-day fast on my first time through following the Daniel guidelines - no pleasurable foods or beverages. My husband is doing the same fast with me, which has been wonderful to have an accountability partner in the house. We are eating only plant-based fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and only drinking water. Together we've studying Ephesians using a Kay Arthur precept study, which what we've read/studied has aligned itself nicely with Daniel - discussing denying our ... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:08:51 EST Needing Some... So I'm trying to get back into my healthy life style (which includes a fast starting Sept 1st) but I'm finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things. Any motivating words for the second time around? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Reina Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:20:39 EST Pre Daniel Fast Hello, <BR> <BR> I plan on starting my Daniel Fast August 1st. Sunday. I'm hoping others will be joining me! I've already started preparing my body and spirit for the fast. I stopped eating sugar, white flour, and diet soda. It's been about 4 weeks now. I've limited my animal protein as well so I'll be all ready to go. <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to doing this fast. I'm sensing God is leading me to begin August 1st. I'm doing the fast to draw closer to God and find out h... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:17:43 EST Day Two Day one went fairly well... <BR> <BR> Made vegetarian Taco Soup to eat through the week for dinner; salads for lunch. <BR> I have highlighted some of the recipes from the book, but I don't know if I will make them...I may, depending on how adventurous I get and how "bored" I get with the salads and taco soup!! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:16:15 EST Isaiah 40:31 - Strength in the Lord But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:51:18 EST Day 13 I'm trying to keep more in line with Matthew 6:16-18 and it hasn't been easy for me. That's why I've avoided posting or blogging these past few days. <BR> <BR> But what happened today was just so weird I had to write. Yesterday was the first time I cooked with tofu in years. I've kept it, along with all soy products, out of my diet as much as possible since I found out I was pregnant with my son (almost 4 years ago). Anyway, I forgot how bland it is, and I put salt on my dinner last nigh... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:04:12 EST Day 8 In Jentezen Franklin's book, Fasting Journal Day 6, I read about how God delights in renewal in our spiritual lives and breaking addictions. The reason this subject fits in a book about fasting is simple: fasting is a way of renewing yourself spiritually. Fasting is a form of worship- offering your body to God as a living sacrifice is holy and pleasing to God (Rom. 12:1) <BR> <BR> If we're fasting from food, we can spend that time we would use in preparing a meal and eating it, in time spen... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:47:36 EST Day 7 I did my readings today, but not like I prefer to. I like to do all of my reading, meditating, and prayer at the same time - preferably in the morning. I had to feed myself spiritually today in piece meal. The most important thing is I made sure to feed myself, but I do want to work on the timing. <BR> <BR> Food wise today has been the most difficult in wanting something to drink other than water, and in craving something sweet. The cool thing is what I'm craving are mangoes. I had one ... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:14:30 EST Day 6 I think that the interview went well...we talked for two hours about my skills, strengths, teaching experiences, discipline, my daughter and her viola playing, (which by the way he is going to hire a music teacher who is going to start an orchestra at school and plays violin and viola, and teaches lessons), Christian beliefs and policies of the school. He didn't want me to think of it as an interview, but to relax and have more of a conversation. I'm always nervous and excited during intervie... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:43:11 EST Day 5 Tomorrow at 10:00 is the long awaited interview! Please pray that the interview would go well and the Lord would give me the right words to say. Also, that I would know which position I prefer to teach. Right now, I know that I would be qualified to teach the middle school english position that's open. <BR> <BR> I just back from having dinner with friends so now I'm going to practice my interview and look through my english files. <BR> <BR> Thanks again for your support and prayers. <BR>... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:40:42 EST Day 4 Hubby and I went on a 21 mile tandem ride for 90 minutes at 13.8 mph. It was hot and humid, but felt great after the ride. <BR> <BR> We stopped at the bike shop and bought a new rack for our bike bag, our other one broke. <BR> <BR> Hubby wanted to stop at taco bell but since I cut out sweets and processed food from my diet, I came home and had a salad with mixed greens, berries, pecans. and an apple. <BR> <BR> Afterwards, DD and I went shopping and while she was trying on clothes, I got... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:33:48 EST day 3 God is working! I just got a call for an interview at my daughter's school for a teaching position. Thank you, Lord for hearing my prayers. I pray that God's will be done and that I will make a good impression and answer the questions well. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:10:34 EST Daniel 1:8- Making Godly Choices Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by eating the King's rich and dainty food or by drinking the wine which he drank; therefore he requested that he be allowed not to defile himself. <BR> <BR> Devotion: Daniel had the opportunity to eat "rich and dainty" food from the king's table, but he determined not to defile himself with those delicacies. We have similar ways to defile ourselves today, especially in the area of entertainment. We can be defiled by the ungodly... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:16:50 EST Day 2 Today has gone much better. I haven't eaten anything yet and it's 4:00 p.m. I was able to spend alot of time reading scripture, devotionals and in prayer. The specific goals that I am fasting for: <BR> <BR> 1. God's direction for a job <BR> <BR> 2. God's leading in my life <BR> <BR> 3. Discipline to follow nutritional plan <BR> <BR> 4. Have a closer relationship with God <BR> <BR> 5. Be a good example to those around me <BR> <BR> I listed several bible scriptures with devotions on... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:34:51 EST Matthew 6: Giving, Praying, Fasting In Matthew 6, Jesus gave Christians the specific duty of giving, praying and fasting. Jesus said, "When you give..." and "When you pray..." and "When you fast..." He made it clear that fasting, like giving and praying, was a normal part of a Christian life. <BR> <BR> Fasting brings you into a deeper, closer and more powerful relationship with the Lord. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:13:38 EST Ezekial 36:27 - Good Works The saying goes, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Are you "stuck"? Has your career become a chore? Are you doing things that you don't want to do? Relationships not working? Are we making the same mistakes spiritually and morally? <BR> <BR> Then make a change. Once we accept Christ, we are redeemed. We are now a work in progress, but not perfect. Any forward movement is progress. God can help us with that forward movement: "I will put ... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:38:36 EST Day 1 I was not as physically prepared as I had hoped - I didn't have anything appropriate on hand for breakfast. I ended up having a very late breakfast after I bought some fruits and veggies at the flea market. I'm so glad a girlfriend told me about the flea market because their produce is so much cheaper than the grocery store. I didn't have a very satisfying lunch either, but dinner was much more substantial. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what I was expecting spiritually on the first day of the fa... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:41:58 EST Phillipians 1:9-11 - Spiritual Growth And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:34:44 EST Planning and Preparation for the Daniel Fast <BR> <BR> I was looking through the the sample meal plan in the Daniel Fast book. I'm going to plan on making some of the recipes but I think I'll have leftovers that I can use in place of some of the recipes. Also, I'll make a double batch of chili and soup, and some other dishes that I think I might like. I haven't looked over many of the recipes, but I make certain meals that don't take much time. For lunch, I'll have salad with as many veggies as I have on hand and put in a half cup of ... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 23:20:55 EST 1 Corinthians 10:13 - Temptation No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:22:33 EST Romans 12:1-2 Offer Your Body as Living Sacrifice Romans 12: 1-2 <BR> <BR> Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will. <BR> <BR> Devotion: When we offer our bodies as living sacrifices, and this can be through fasting (sacrificing the foods that we want to eat) and prayer, our spiritual... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 02:15:48 EST 1 Corinthians 3:16-17- You Are God's Temple 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17 <BR> <BR> Verse: Don't you know that you are God's temple and that God's spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple. <BR> <BR> Devotion: If we are God's temple and God's spirit lives in us, we are to treat our bodies as His temple and to not abuse it by stuffing ourselves with unhealthy foods that can destroy our temple. Medical research proves this fact that artery-clogging foods a... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 01:23:46 EST No Matter What It Takes - Jeremy Camp I know that every time <BR> I find the one thing that holds me back inside <BR> I want to tear apart <BR> And bring my selfish pleasures at Your feet <BR> Every part of me is an offering, <BR> I will set forth and lay it down at Your throne <BR> Because I live for You alone <BR> <BR> [Chorus) <BR> No matter what it takes I will offer, <BR> Everything I am I give to You <BR> Even unto death I will follow, <BR> No matter what the price I will give to You now <BR> <BR> I won't throw this time ... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:34:00 EST Walk on the Water - Britt Nicole You look around and staring back at you <BR> Another wave of doubt <BR> Will it pull you under <BR> You wonder <BR> What if I'm overtaken <BR> What if I never make it <BR> What if no one's there <BR> Will you hear my prayer? <BR> When you take that first step <BR> Into the unknown <BR> You know that he won't let you go <BR> <BR> So what are you waiting for <BR> What do you have to lose <BR> Your insecurities <BR> They try to hold to you <BR> But you know you're made for more <BR> So don't be... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 15:58:18 EST Which day? ***Please do not post in this thread, so that the information below will remain at the top of the thread, where everyone can find it easily.*** <BR> <BR> I think it would be great for team members to start a topic corresponding to the day (1 - 21) of their fast. You can share about your quiet time(what you read or what you prayed), your menu for the day, your exercise routine, etc. You can also share any reflections on the day. <BR> <BR> ***Please do NOT respond to this post but start o... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:44:07 EST Hello This is my first time fasting, and it is also my first time leading a Spark Team. So I'm a newbie all around. <BR> <BR> My name is Reina and I am a married, full time working mother of a 3 year old (DJ). I am a middle school math teacher, and I know that this (the beginning of the summer) is the perfect time for me to participate in the Daniel Fast. <BR> <BR> A couple of months ago, before I joined SP, I felt convicted to fast one weekend, eating only veggies and fruits. I didn't reall... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:24:59 EST