Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So How's the Fast Going?

Glad you asked. It is going surprisingly well. I am not having ridiculous cravings anymore and I haven’t deviated once. The purpose of the fast (for me) was all spiritual. There were specific things that I needed to bring to God and some things can only be achieved through prayer and fasting. So here I am. When I think about restricting my diet, (restrictions include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, bread and alcohol) I think that I’ll starve or get bored. Thankfully, I have done neither. There have been plenty of fruits, veggies and whole grains. I have gotten most of my recipes from  and it has been a fantastic resource. In addition to my jazzed up salads (with kalamata olives, dried cranberries and pine nuts) I’ve also had Mexican rice and beans

Wild rice and almond casserole. The recipe doesn’t call for it but I added Portobello mushroom

And tonight I’m making stuffed peppers

So far each dish has been delicious. Seriously. I’m not saying that I’m going all vegan or even vegetarian … for real, I am planning my first “after fast” meal and it will contain some kind of animal protein and my cheesiest macaroni and cheese and nice glass of wine … but I can definitely see myself having more meatless meals. I don’t feel as though I’m losing anything.

Except weight. This was unexpected and I’m feeling some kinda way about it. I’ve lost four pounds in the last 10 days. I was pretty content with my weight and losing pounds was not in the plan but it’s happening. I don’t think I’ll have an issue getting it back when it’s all said and done. **shrugs**


LadyLee said...

Good for you! Not as bad as you thought, hunh? I think the key is to amp your spiritual goals waaaay up. That seems to fill the hunger void, this nuturing and feeding of the spirit. I've gotten plenty of interesting personal internal issues cleared up as a result of fasting.

And you are jumping over into my territory with the stuffed peppers. YUM!!

TJ said...

I'm glad your fast is going so well! Fasting used to be really hard for me, but I think the commitment to the fast and spiritual growth have helped me a lot. Those bell peppers DO look good. :)

bayoucreole said...

You're doing wonderful! Fasting is extremely hard for me. I think that's something I need to work on.