The moment of truth has arrived. Today God & I start my 30 day fast. I say God & I because I am no fool, I know I will need His strength and love to make it through. I have committed to spending more time in prayer with Him along with doing the fast. My husband will also play a huge part on this journey with me. He has done a lot of research on fasting like this and between him and our friend I am confident that I will be guided and watched over well. My friend sent me a link to a site that my husband may have already seen but I really enjoyed it. Freedomyou has great information on fasting and the owner freely speaks about God!!
The fast is going to rotate between juice and water days. Here is some nutritional information on what I will be drinking mostly on my juice days.
2oz Mona-Vie 30 calories (5 from fat)
Total Fat: .5g Vitamin C: 25%
Sodium: 5g Vitamin K: 10%
Potassium: 55mg Iron: 2%
MV in 8oz of OJ (+ Calcium) 110 calories (0 from fat)
Sodium: 0mg Potassium: 450mg
Protein: 2g Carbs: 26 (22 from sugar)
Vitamin C: 13% Vitamin D: 25%
Riboflavin: 4% Vitamin B6: 6%
Magnesium: 6% Calcium: 35%
Thiamin: 10% Niacin: 4%
Folic Acid: 15%
I will drink this 3 times a day on the days that I am doing juice only. On top of that I have to drink approx 170 oz of water daily.
I have also decided to use this time to begin the book A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I figure it is a good time to do it as I really want to commit myself to this and reading this book one chapter a day for 40 days will help me build a habit of making time every day for scripture and time for God.
So there you have it. My journey begins. Feel free to come along with me and see how it goes. I’ll take all the prayers I can get along with comments or suggestions. (Be advised ~ all comments are monitored for content) I plan on updating this site at least once a day maybe twice. Thank you for stopping by! God Bless!
Update: 10:17 pm ~ Well most of the day was good, until around 4:30…and then I got HUNGRY!!! I know these first three days are the hardest, but the timing is a little rough. Let’s just say I need chocolate or some other comfort food at the moment. But, alas, it is not to be. I made this commitment…I will succeed. I am hoping to make a lot of changes over the next month. I’m hoping that by getting closer to God, I will overcome my fears that constantly hold me back in life. By spending this month praying, I hope I will hear Him and discover what He wants from me.
Well, that’s it for day 1. Thanks for coming by! ~ Jena