Fasting 101-Saturday

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So, on Saturday I had half a banana at breakfast and a v-8 before we left the hotel.  The kids ate breakfast in their rooms so that was easy.  We had a late lunch at Subway and I ordered chicken dumpling soup.  It was really good and I tried to eat the broth and not all the dumplings.  I think I did pretty good with that.  I stopped when I got full and I only ate half the soup. 

At some point in the afternoon I had a few carrots and an orange.  I brought fruit with us so I would have something available in the room.  Of course I am still drinking water/Gatorade.  We attended the evening session and afterward, back at the hotel, we had pizza waiting on us.  Well, during our devotion time I kept smelling it and it just smelled so good!  Pizza is a real weakness of mine and I can eat some pizza!  After devotions were over, we took our pizza back to our rooms to eat.  I ate one slice of cheese pizza.   When I finished it, I wanted more.  Not because I was hungry, but because I was lusting for the pizza.  Grrr.

So, I asked Cort to please take the rest of the pizza to the boys next door.  We were finished and I knew if I didn’t get it out of the room I would eat more of it.  I didn’t need to do that.  So, my great husband gave the pizza to the boys and we went to bed.  Thank you hubby!

This is why I say NOT eating is easier.  I know I have to return to eating a normal diet eventually and I will have to become quite disciplined in my choices and how much I eat.  I am 50 years old and I want to live a long and healthy life.  If I keep eating the way I was, previous to this fast, I will kill myself with food.   I cannot let the sin of gluttony control my life anymore.  God has made this crystal clear to me.  He is teaching me how to stand firm. 

Lord help me.

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About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

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