Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 10 - Tuesday

Down 0.8 pounds from yesterday and 11 pounds from the beginning. 

I’m halfway done!  At first I felt torn being happy about that.   I thought I shouldn’t be happy to have this time end.  Eating is the way God provided for us to sustain life, though.  It’s meant to be the normal way.  I was just going too far in that direction and needed a course correction.  My course is being corrected and I’m looking forward to getting back to eating in a regular way without letting my taste buds overtake me. 

I walked only 1 mile today, but that’s all I attempted and it was on purpose.  I did 2 last week and was sorry later.  I feel fine now. 

From A Hunger for God by John Piper:

“…fasting is an expression of humility – that is, our sense of desperate, utter dependence on God for what we need.”


  1. I spent 5 mins on the elliptical yesterday. Didn't want to do more because my body is getting so many fewer calories than it is used to. Also, I knew that I was going to be doing laundry, dishes, etc and burning more calories.

  2. I agree. I just got back from grocery shopping at two stores and going to the bank. Normally that wouldn't be a reason to nap but during a fast it is.