Sunday, June 15, 2014

Daniel Fast Chronicles #3

F-O-C-U-S


being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Philippians 1:6
NKJV


Reflections



  • I am enjoying preparing Daniel Fast meals
  • I have come to the conclusion that bread is really filling - I haven’t had any bread since starting the fast.
  • Last Monday, I had sprinkled cheese on my salad and sour cream on my baked potato.  Yep, I temporarily interrupted my fast.  I was eating with co-workers.  After that meal, I returned to Daniel Fast foods.
  • Never before have I drunk so much water!  But, that's a good thing. 
  • For a couple of days, I had a fever blister and a few pimples.  I think my body may have been purging itself from toxins.  
Check out the following video to find out what I've been eating.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Daniel Fast Chronicles #2

F-O-C-U-S  !!!
That has been my word for this past week and will continue to be my word throughout the Daniel Fast.


Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.  Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  Turn not to the right nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Proverbs 4:25-27


Reflections
Week #1


  • Caffeine, even a cup a day, is more addicting than I thought it to be.
  • Adding extra virgin coconut oil to a dish adds delicious flavor.  I added it to my oatmeal, and I was surprised at the flavor.
  • The first couple of days were rough.  I had very little energy and a weird headache  (centered in one area of my head).  I attributed it to not having  my daily cup of coffee.
  • Passing by Starbucks and not stopping was a challenge !!!
  • I realized that so much sugar is added to foods.  I have been reading labels - even more.  Some canned fruits even have added sugar.
  • I never realized how much discipline it requires to eat only fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • I  really missed my whole grain bread.  I had just started to eat Ezekiel bread.  But, I couldn’t have it on the Daniel Fast - it contains yeast.😞
  • I don’t drink cow’s milk, but I sure did miss my cheese and yogurt!
  • I bought more fruits and vegetables than ever before.
  • PREPARATION is the key to success on the Daniel Fast.  I prepared salads ahead of time.  I kept sunflower seeds, peanuts and popcorn in the pantry.  I even stored smoothies in Mason Jars in the refrigerator!



Until next time, enjoy victorious living!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Daniel Fast Chronicles

 
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us
pulse to eat, and water to drink.”
Daniel 1:12
 
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food,
o meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” ——
Daniel 10:2,3
 
Hello !


Today, June 1st, is the day I started the Daniel Fast.  The Daniel Fast is a biblical based fast of eating only fruits, vegetables and drinking plenty of water.  According to the book of Daniel, Daniel fasted for 21 days.  The Daniel Fast is a spiritual journey that involves being in tune with God as well as refraining from dairy, meat and processed food.  


My goals for this fast are as follows:
  • Edify body, soul and spirit.
  • Establish and stick with some type of exercise.  (I always start and stop.)
  • Acquire an overall feeling of well-being, both mentally and physically.
  • Cleanse my body of toxins from processed foods.
  • Refrain from toxic people who so often deplete positive energy!

To find out more about the Daniel Fast and to see a food list of acceptable foods, click HERE and HERE.