Still Daniel Fasting, still facebook fasting, still fasting most social media like Insta and Tumblr, ect. I have not used my vape or had coffee in almost 4 days. I am essentially eating vegan without any sugar. Grapefruits have replaced the bedtime bowl of ice cream as my dessert of choice and it’s pretty awesome. I didn’t eat ice cream very much but you get the idea.
On being off social media, it’s awesome. I don’t think I realized how much time I wasted there. One thing is for sure, I won’t be running back wth open arms when the fast is over, and I will never delete my FB account. It’s too important. I have found myself sneaking back on just to grab a file or photo from the groups I am in, sometimes I need contact info that requires me to log on but only for a moment. I always ignore those little red demon notifications though. I am really looking forward to posting photos again, that is something I love to do. I will probably continue to post on Insta and link to my FB and twitter accounts. I so miss twitter.
I don’t miss the food fixes that never really did anything but make me feel like crap. Tonight I’m eating vegetarian chili and have survived the past few days on zesty whole grain pasta salad, both have lots of fresh veggies and just make you feel good about eating. I’ve come to the conclusion that food has become overwhelmingly important in today’s world. We look forward to it and plan it when really, it’s just another basic human need. I need to look at it more like, the air I breathe or the water we drink to stay hydrated, it doesn’t need to be fancy and overly flavored, it needs to sustain us. It’s also interesting to note that the foods I’ve been eating have regained their flavors, before they would have tasted bland compared to the junk. Food should be an afterthought but something we plan for by having healthful foods on hand.
I hope this sticks. I really enjoy eating this way and while I know for a fact butter’s coming back, I’m not so sure about the chips. I’m going to start baking with whole grains again, pretty excited about that.
I went to the gym for the second time this year yesterday. Our community center is amazing and offers some very cool options for working out. I used Fitness on Demand to access a cycling class, pulled the bike and went for it. It was pretty awesome.
The spiritual dividends on this fast are too numerous to list right now. I have so much peace and the past two nights I’ve dreamed I had babies. Beautiful babies. That’s a dream that means good things. The first night I had the most adoreable little baby that almost looked like a doll, it was dying so I revived it and it began to thrive. If that’s not a sign of the peace in my soul, I don’t know what is. Something new is being born.