Day Seven 12 y
I only made it for 20.5 hours into day seven. This made the fast 6 days and 20.5 hours. I was in a terrible healing crisis. My body ached so bad that the pain was unbearable. I did not break it due to cravings but due to pain. I told myself from the beginning that I would listen to my body and break it if I felt it was necessary. I have been drinking juice. The pain lifted after around one half hour. I am still weak but better. visit the page
Day Six 12 y
I am currently on day seven of my water only fast. Day six brought a healing crisis. My body ached at times and I did not have energy. My biggest accomplishment of the day was brushing my teeth, with water only of course, and I struggled to do that. I didnít even comb my hair. In fact, I spent most of the day in bed as I couldnít do much else. My stomach is starting to hurt a little. I sure hope I donít get nauseated. Also, I hope the crisis does not last long. visit the page
Day Five 12 y
A Nice Surprise
I am currently into day six of my water only fast. What a nice feeling it is to be half way through it. Day five brought a nice surprised as I had just a tad bit more energy than yesterday. I really thought that it would be worse and that I would have to spend the day in bed. Now donít vomit on me, but my hair actually looked pretty by the time I was done combing it. Well lol, I guess that is a matter of opinion, but I did have more energy to put into my combing today. :) My laundry was calling me and so I decided to do it. I did not struggle with it as much as I had anticipated. I wonde ... read more
Day Four 12 y
Thinking about the Benefits
I am now into day five of my water only fast. Some weakness has arrived. I am so thankful that I did not have to go to work. I donít know how I would have made it. Combing my hair and washing my face was not easy, but I did it. I even washed my hair. I have to admit that I did not do a very good job on the combing. I told the Lord that at least I combed it. I did have some personal stuff that I just had to get done. It was a struggle. I bought some blueberries before the fast and did not have time to take care of them. I made myself get them in the freezer so they would not spoil. They wil ... read more
Ten Day Water Fasting Goal 12 y
I am currently on day four of a water only fast. My goal is ten days. This will be a breakthrough for me as I have not been able to fast past seven days in recent years. The first three days I did work. I am using vacation time for the remaining seven days. The first three days are the easiest for me as my body is used to short fasts. I was very happy about how things went on my third day with having to work. I remember when I first started pushing myself to work on the third day. I struggled terribly just trying to get ready for work in the morning. Also, it was all I could do to do my jo ... read more
23 Hours and 19 Minutes 12 y
I Did Not Eat a Bite
Well I did go without eating today for that amount of time, but I cannot truly call it fasting. Early on a coughing spell hit and so I felt I had to take a couple of strong cough drops just to quench it enough to sleep. The coughing continued today at work, so I took a few more to make working easier. I was discouraged because I knew this was not truly fasting, so I celebrated with a Pepsi to try and cheer me up, Youíve got to hand it to me though because I DID NOT EAT A BITE. In fact, by the time 23 hours and 19 minutes of it came along I was pretty hungry. I enjoy eating when I am very ... read more
Fasting Report 12 y
Variety is the Spice of Life
Iíve had a change in plans. Some issues have come up and I will not be able to spend my days off in bed. On Thursday, I did start fasting, but when I realized I have to deal with some things instead of fast I broke the fast. I fasted about 21 hours. On Friday, I realized how much good even a 21 hour fast helped me, therefore, I decided I would try a new thing that might better serve a very hectic life. I decided I would try a possibly new thing everyday depending on me and whatís going on. After all, variety is the spice of life. My goal will always be to keep my focus on improving my ene ... read more
I will Comb my Hair and Wash my Face 12 y
And when you fast, donít make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get.
But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face.
Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.
Matthew 6:16-18 NLT
I am planning to start this journey with a short water only fast beginning sometime Thursday. This will make my two worse days, off work days. I already know ... read more
Reminder of Benefits 12 y
Gaining Power to run in life
How can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? How can you say God refuses to hear your case?
Have you never heard or understood? Donít you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.
Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up.
But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will wal ... read more