Yesterday was quite a busy day. I did some work and then made supper for some friends who recently became foster parents to infant twin girls. I prayed that I would be able to fix the food without tasting any of it and without mindlessly licking my fingers. I even asked a couple friends to pray that specifically! Praise God, I didn’t taste or lick!
I went to a birthday lunch for my nephew and took along some veggie puree. I also went to a smoothie store and got a smoothie. On the cup was this saying:
That’s not true. Chewing is wonderful, and I look forward to next Thursday when I’ll be able to chew again! I made sure it had no added sugar, dairy, protein, etc. It tasted okay but was too sweet. I was trying to figure out why it was sweeter than what I make at home when it had basically the same ingredients I use. After some thinking, I realized that I add pumpkin to my smoothies sometimes. That’s nutrition but not sweetness. There weren’t any bananas in the store-bought smoothie and I put them in my homemade ones. I know they’re sweet, but somehow it’s a different sweetness than other fruits. Anyway, the lunch was at a BBQ restaurant, and BBQ is what I want when I’m off this fast. More prayer. It smelled so good when I got out of the car! I ordered only water, though, and drank my smoothie and puree. I also was able to feed and play with my niece, which helped distract me from the fact that everyone else was eating.
Yesterday was set up to be a very difficult day food-wise for me, but it really wasn’t. Thank you to the friends who were praying specifically, and thank you to all who were praying in general. That certainly played a big part in how my day went. Another thing that helped the day go smoothly is that my heart wasn’t divided. For example, when I got out of the car at the restaurant I knew I wasn’t going to order anything or take a bite off anyone’s plate. I didn’t have to agonize over what low-cal, low-fat, low-whatever thing to choose from the menu. I wasn’t going to eat. Period. Simple as that. Honoring God by reining in my flesh was the highest priority. I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself. This is more about God gain than weight loss, and I certainly experienced growth in God yesterday!