I’m happy to say I’m feeling great. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m fasting at all. My stomach is at peace, I feel energic, and I hardly feel hungry (even though homemade French fries are cooking about 6 feet from me.) Thank God for the way my body is adjusting to no solid foods.
Everything food-related does sounds and smell wonderful…except salty broth. Ugh…that just sounds gross to me. I can’t say I’ve craved anything today though, which is not only rare on a normal day but comforting on a day when I can’t enjoy my cravings anyway. The closest thing to a craving I’ve had today was the enjoyment of an announcement at work for a sale on sour cream and onion potato chips. They sound great (although, ironically, they’re salty). Random.
I feel great physically today, yes, but mentally and spiritually, I felt more focused today. God is good, He is faithful, He is patient, and He knows our weaknesses and tendencies. I’m really thankful for the grace He’s giving me early in the game ’cause I know, in my flesh, I wanna quit this today.
I’ve lost around 5 1bs and am weighing myself every day to make sure I’m not losing too much too fast. I don’t want to be a skeleton.
Well, Adam and I are gonna clean up from dinner (Don’t even ask what he requested for dinner: it was so unhealthy but is one of our favorite snack-night meals. 🙂 )
Thank you again for your prayers, as I’m most-definitely sure that the rest of the days of this journey will not all be as easy as day 5.
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I kinda know what you mean about “Everything food-related does sounds and smell wonderful…except salty broth”. I’ve never fasted before, but when I had the flu, all sorts of everyday food smelled so good, while the few things I could eat seemed very unappealing. (But at the same time I had no appetite to eat anything) Glad you didn’t feel too badly today, and I hope tomorrow is the same.