Thursday, February 21, 2013
Daniel Fast Update 1
After three successful days I completely fell off the wagon. Despite my preparations and good intentions, taking a four day trip proved to be too much for me and continuing the Fast. I tried to not let my Catholic guilt get a hold of me, but figured God would be ok with it since I was going to a full Catholic funeral AND had to say the whole rosary. Now that I am home, though, I have recommitted to it. That hardest parts have been the requirement to only drink water and eat no leavened bread. This means I can not have coffee, tea or my yummy homemade pizza dough. I realize that this is very small, but I am finding that I have to make just about everything from scratch. I like its emphasis on whole foods and hope that this continues on after the Fast. I am still working on the spiritual aspect. Since I have just begun (again), I haven't felt a whole lot of difference but will continue with the suggestions in the book and reflect on how they relate to my personal spirituality.