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.