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Never done this before

For breakfast, I made cashew milk

I’m doing something I’ve never done before.

For the first 7 days of my Daniel’s Fast, I will be on a liquid only diet. A couple years ago, my sister did all liquid for a few days (I can’t remember how many) and though you could tell it was a bit difficult at first, she handled it quite well.

On my previous post, I discussed what fasting is. Now, on my 21 day journey I will share what I consume and the day to day focus of my fast. The thing about fasting is it is very sacred and I probably shouldn’t be talking about it publicly. But I have always noticed that people that do not fast for religious reasons often have questions; questions are mainly about why and how it is done. While I will be sharing this process, there will also be things I keep to myself. Any revelations I feel are mine and not for sharing will be kept to myself. I also want to note that my personal experience will not necessarily reflect “the perfect fasting procedure” or what you might experience during a fast.

Usually, our church schedules our fast to begin on a Monday, but that is not the case this year. As I mentioned, for the next week I will only consume liquids.

For breakfast, I made cashew milk

Cashew Milk Recipe (one serving)

  • 1 ounce raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Blender
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Strain.
  3. Serve.

I made the mistake of not drinking something nutritious for several hours (just drank water) and got a very strong headache. I was determined not to take any medicine and focused on the day’s events.

I sat in the patio and read a little, and wondered why I don’t try to make time to do this more often. It felt so relaxing.

For dinner, we went to my in laws and I had broth from the soup she made. It was very good. There was a lot more food; tostones, rice, shredded beef, bread, and salad – all things I couldn’t eat.

This is what the soup looked like
This is what I actually “ate”

Overall the day was not too hard and I feel it can only get easier. Especially if I plan my “meals” better for the next 6 days.

Today’s Note:
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Whether you are a Christian or not, this makes sense. If you focus on positive things in life you are more likely to have positive results. If you are a pessimist, it will be more likely for you to be unhappy.Seize the day. Bring your focus into something great!

Fast Day 1

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Today, I woke up full of energy. I usually set three alarm times on my phone.

  • The first is meant to just tell me it’s the morning and I’ll need to get up soon.
  • The second is “the last one I can ignore”.

Cool interrupting fact: they’re playing “Lucky Star” by Madonna in the chow hall right now 🙂

  • Anyway so the third alarm is the real one

…but I got up at the first alarm. Usually the sign of a good day…

And this breakfast supports that so far: cheese omelette, pancakes, OJ. The milk and Pop Tarts are for a snack later.

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