So my husband and I had the zany idea to do a Daniel Fast over Lent this year. The fast is based on Daniel and his buddies (from, you know, the book of Daniel) where they eat fruits and veggies instead of the hearty meats and fancy desserts the king offers them. Kind of a spiritual protest.
Don't worry, I'm not protesting anything. It's more of a spiritual "reset" button. And a physical one, as I fear I've become a sugar addict of late and my pancreas is getting cranky again. So it's fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains. No sugar, nothing made with yeast, and only water to drink. Avoiding processed things. Here's the official list.
Yay...beans. Lots and lots of them. Beany goodness. Mmm.
Yesterday was officially Fat Tuesday at our house. We ate junk all day yesterday. Donuts for breakfast, Chick-Fil-A for lunch, nachos at Moe's for dinner. The nachos were vegetarian, if that counts for anything!
It doesn't. I know.
If I cross your mind, please pray for us. I'm also trying to cut down on the amount of TV I watch. My Roku player and my Netflix instant queue are awesome and awful at the same time. I have plenty of other things to do! I don't need to watch junk!
But I want to watch junk. Le sigh.
So pray for my husband and me as we embark on this reset of the spirit, body, and mind. It's going to be a long forty days.
And I don't know why they call it a fast. It's going to go soooooo sloooooowly...