Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 13 - I miss coffee

Today is day 13 of my Daniel Fast, and so far, so good! I haven't cheated one time, nor have I wanted to. Yeah, sometimes I REALLY want something that isn't allowed, but cravings haven't been overwhelming. The only thing I truly miss is coffee. Oh, how I want some coffee so bad! It's definitely one of the first things I will treat myself to. And I'd love some tilapia. Weird, but the stuff I want isn't even bad. So I know I'll be able to last for until January 22.

I'm still very adamant that I am not eating sugar or refined carbs this year. Which still even seems crazy in my mind, but I am determined. I really think it's a necessary step to beat my food addiction. Yes, I will miss it. But I'll live.

I have discovered that beans don't agree with me. After making three different recipes with beans last week, I noticed that my belly stayed really bloated and I became constipated. The only other thing that could be causing this is the wheat crackers (Triscuits - they are allowed) I've been eating. We'll see after the fast. I'm already planning on cutting down on beans this week, but the wheat crackers will stay until I'm off the fast and can find a gluten-free alternative.

Oh, I've discovered natural peanut butter. Freshly ground. And it's amazing. Such a treat.

I've lost down to 261.5, but the scale really hasn't moved in the past week. Any other time I'd be stressing but right now I'm not worried about it. Weight loss is a bonus, not the reason for this fast.

I do think I'm growing closer to God. It's almost like I feel him talking to me at times, and I need that. I'm still waiting on my "breakthrough" but I believe I'll get it. I'm only half-way through this fast, and I'll go longer if I'm led to.

Not exercising a lot. Honestly, I "want" to, but I haven't been very motivated. My energy level isn't great... maybe lack of protein? This week I will try, but I have a work deadline that's killing me, so that will come first. Hopefully I'll knock out the majority over the next day or so and will be in the gym soon. Right now, honestly, eating and food is my main concern. The fitness will always come.

Pray for me!

5 comments:

Honib1 said...

Yu are doing great..!! Congrats... Glad I found your blog.. I am on Take Shape For life.. A Medifast field program.. Am down 51.4 pounds with another 22-25 to go!! You will get this done.. And your body will be grateful!!!

Sarah Yoon said...

Hi! good job with your daniel fast! I've been following your blog for awhile and it's very encouraging. I started doing a sugar fast several weeks ago! I write my progress on my blog: www.keepitslimple.tumblr.com. Keep up the good work!!!

Mrs.Watanuki said...

If you read about Paleo they claim beans a a known inflammatory food and cause systemic swelling. I'd say you have discovered you have a sensitivity and I would also say the beans account for the halted weight loss.

Take them out and see what happens!
Way to go, you must be so proud!!!

Carolina Ivey said...

Coffee contains many health benefits ..

When you drink coffee quarter of an hour before a workout, enabling you to train more intensely..

Kenechukwu Okpako said...

i will start praying for u dear. well done. i am trying to lose weight too. sometimes i fall and get back up but it is still okay. i pray a lot too about it. you will do great. don't stop pushing!! i also blog about it too www.slimqueenie.blogspot.com if you want to check it out. cheers!