Daniel Fast – Day 3

It’s been an eventful day. I’m a little tired but again it’s been an eventful day. Quite a bit happened at work that I’m not really able to share. But, I think it all worked out ok. As far as my energy I was a bit more sluggish than I’d like to be today. I didn’t have a headache though. A couple of times I thought that might actually happen but in the end it didn’t. I drank 3 juices today. I’d made them last night. They were tasty but I forgot to take pictures. One was an intense green drink. I added Vitamineral Green to that one. The other 2 contained beets. One was beets and oranges. That was in a word…Excellent. The other also had celery, carrots, and apples. It looked like blood but tasted quite good. I shared some with one of my coworkers. She was surprised at how sweet it was. The other thing though is that because each juice contained a whole beet I know by this time tomorrow my insides should be good and clean.

When I got home from work I found out my son discarded the last of my chipotle chili. I wasn’t happy about that since my original intent was to snack on that before making the spinach and zucchini casserole. But, it was my fault. I didn’t realize I hadn’t put it back in the fridge when I ran out the door to work this morning. My husband didn’t put it away either. My son was just doing his job by cleaning up. The spinach and zucchini casserole was, edible. It was missing a flavor and I’m not sure what it is. I was out of basil so that might be the taste that would pull the meal together. I ate it over quinoa. I probably have like 4 more servings of that. Next I’ll make the Jamaican chili.

I’m really tired so even though I planned out my juice for tomorrow I really am too tired to make it. In a minute after I take my digestive enzyme I’m going to bed. I need to be up at least 30 minutes earlier to make the juice.

On the spiritual note I completed my devotion. It was about the changing of my name or what’s in a name. It helped with my meditation on what to do next and how to control my tongue. I have some evidence of that so I’m going to find out what is next. Until tomorrow. I’m done.

Daniel Fast – Day 2

It’s 9:38 pm and I made it through Day 2 of this Daniel Fast. I went back to work today. I followed the pastor’s advice and proclaimed my fast so now I have approximately 41 accountability partners since all of my coworkers delight in reminding me of my journey. I’m good with it though. Surprisingly I wasn’t hungry and Praise God! my headache was gone when I awoke this morning. I’m not a big morning eater so I decided to juice the first portion of the day and eat solid the afternoon and evening. This morning I alternated between juice and water until about noon. I then ate more of the chipotle chili from last night. I finished the rest of my day with water.

Physically my throat is a little sore and I’ve been eliminating a lot but otherwise I’m in good shape. Oh, I’ve been unusually tired but I know it is from the detox effect of the fast not from lack of nourishment. Spiritually, Ive been reading the book of Daniel in the bible along with the devotionals included in Kristen Feola’s book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. It includes a daily reading with additional scriptural references. It helps me to formulate my prayers. In the meanwhile I’m wandering around my Kindle library and realize at some point in the recent past I acquired a book that serves as sort of a commentary on the life of Daniel. It is fascinating that I’d find it at this time and I’ve been filling some of my time with that. It is called The Book of Daniel (Prophecy for Today from Daniel, David, and Haggai) by Russell Stendal. Finally, at the end of each day I check the church website for the daily devotional. I’m about to do that now. I just wanted to get this down first.

I made 3 juices for tomorrow and I’ll take some more chili for lunch. After work I stopped at the local market and picked up produce for a Spinach-Zucchini casserole. I will definitely make that tomorrow with some quinoa to go on the side. As the the juice I made an all green juice with kale, romaine hearts, spinach, parsley, celery, ginger and lemon. I made an apple, beet, and carrot juice that included ginger but nothing green except one of the apples. And I made a surprisingly tasty beet-orange juice. It looks like blood but tastes like desert. I enjoy the juices better at room temperature but unfortunately I can’t store them that way. So, tomorrow I’ll see how they taste cold.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I’m going to finish this last exercise before I head to sleep for the night. Happy New Year.

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Daniel Fast – Day 1

I decided to participate in the Daniel Fast practiced by my church. This year 2013 I’m focusing on getting closer to God so I can hear his direction. I’ve been truly blessed and increased in 2012. I’m going through a transition and I see evidence daily that this is where I should be. So, in celebration of finally finding my place I’m giving this 21 days to Him! Today is Day 1.

So far, I’ve abstained from all the forbidden foods. I have a raging headache yet I haven’t taken any sort of pain killer. I think that would defeat the purpose. I know it is a withdrawal from caffeine. So instead I’ve used my brand new juicer to create juices from various fruits and vegetables. I’ve also made a chipotle chili for dinner. I’m looking forward to trying that. I got the recipe in the Ultimate Daniel Fast book I’ve been reading. It has some devotionals and some recipes. I’ve completed Day 1 which is the confession portion. Now I’m just hoping to make it through the night. My head is splitting.