Day 9 of Water Fast
My daily Journey to a healthier life style
Date: 3/18/2011 1:06:47 PM ( 27 mon ) ... viewed 862 times
March 17, 2011
Happy St. Patrick's Day. My wee bit of Irish in me is mourning as I will not be partaking in Corn Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes with lovely day. No Guinness for me. POOOH!
Of course, I laid in bed, until I HAD to get out. I smelled nasty and feel nasty. I drank a bit of water (approximately 7 ounces), which helped me a little bit. I felt a little bit like a zombie, as I didn't want to go to work. I wanted to get some more sleep. I did put my St. Patrick Day socks on! ( little fun socks with shamrocks and a pot of gold on them. My mother sent them to me two years ago . She knows like different socks. In Jr high school, I picked up the nickname “Socks” because of the weird socks I wore.
I brushed my teeth and tongue with was nasty, nasty NASTY. Part of me wants to start eating again so that the taste and the smell will go away. My tongue is pasty white and I have the horrible smell of acetone coming from me that I hate as well. I think if I could handle the acetone smell, then fasting wouldn't be so hard for me. I was thinking about previous fasts, especially my big one of 55 days during the Lenten season about 6 or 7 years ago. I was working two jobs, and I really think that really helped me expel toxins faster as I was getting a lot of exercise with the 2nd job. I was wondering if that is why I struggle so much with completing a fast. Then again, I probably am not as healthy as I was then either.
I am still really cold and I layer and bundle (secretly wearing legwarmers under my pants. LOL). I usual hide my hands under my legs or in my pockets as they feel ice cold at times. I have to warm them.
I really would have loved to have some Corn Beef and Cabbage with potatoes, but I realized that this fast is important to me and I could always make some of that later on after my fast.
Today's Lenten Focus for March 17, 2011
Make us One
Read: John 10:16
Today I focus on praying for Jesus to call for the lost ones in our city to come to Him and for Christians of our city to come together in friendship.
I didn't get to listen to my new Bible CD in the morning, but I did after work while I was taking a shower. I have really come to talking to God more and more during the day, like I used to. I used to share things with Him, like things that upset me or even fun things I enjoyed seeing. As I was driving to work, I saw a couple of Canadian geese fighting for territory in the parking lot where my Harding Memorial is. I laughed a bit, as I love watching birds, and I thanked God allowing me to see some big birds. God knows I enjoy seeing birds flying and just sitting there, so when they come my way and I see them, I feel that it is God's way of giving me a gift from His heart. I talked to the one attorney about what I needed to do about volunteering at a nursing home, but he said I should just call some to find out. I know that I will have to be a little bit braver then I am right now to do that. I think I will pray about it over the next couple days.
Work was slow and busy. It was slow, because I was a bit achy and I wanted to go home, but busy as of work to do. I sipped on a bit of water during the day, but not much as I wasn't really thirsty. I didn't have any nausea yet, but lower back was hurting a bit, as I was slouching in my chair at work. I wanted to go home!
When it was time for me to go home, I decided that I need to go to the grocery store to get a bit more water as well as cat food, as I gave my cats the last of the dry food in the morning. I walked in and I was bombarded with lovely smells like oranges, strawberries and such. It was wonderful. As I was walking around, not making for the cat food aisle, I had the wild urge to break my fast. Some food looked so good, that a evil part of me was urging me to buy something so I could eat it and break my fast. I keep my hands in my pockets, as I was afraid it I touched the food, I might buy it. I made my way to the cat food aisle and got my kitties their food, as well as I got my water. I had been thinking about soy foods, as when I return to eating, I would like to eat a bit more soy rather then beef. My thinking was I could use soy crumbles instead of hamburger when making chili as it would be healthier for me. So I stopped by the freezer aisle to see what they had. Since I have only had the Boca burgers in the past, I don't know what the crumbles would be like since it was by another brand. I was thinking that I could get a couple Boca burgers and crumble them up if need be. I looked at the nutritional content and found that they had a lot of sodium in it. I looked for only organic soy because other soy products contain hexane, which is a toxin and is not good for us. I did a bit of research on Soy, to make sure that it is healthy for me to eat. Then again, I am not going to be eating tons of it, just a little supplement now and again in my diet. I am not trying to cut out red meat or meat all together, but get a healthy balance where I am not eating a lot of red meat, as I have in the past. I am thinking that I might try to have it once a week, and chicken and fish the rest of the week. Just trying to make my life healthier by watching what I will be putting into my body after my fast.
A couple of weeks ago, a new friend of mine told me about Psyllium Husk, that I should thinking about taking it once in a while to help clean out my intestinal walls. My friend and I were talking about healthy eating. I told her that I starting a health lifestyle back in November 1, 2011, as I was 155 pounds at the time. She asked what I had been doing. I told her I cut out fast food, processed foods, soda and started eating more veggies and fish. She said “Right on! Its amazing what something so simple can do” I didn't tell her about my water fasting, as I would have be embarrassed if she took it wrong. That was when she told me about Psyllium husk and how it would help me clean out the gunk in my intestines. I told her that I would look into it and try it. I did looked into it and it looks that once I have finished my re-feeding period after my water fast, I will add a little bit of Psyllium husk to my diet. And a long while after I will do a liver/gall bladder flush.
Funny thing. My Pokemon Pikachu 2 documents that I have walked 116,271 steps in 28 days. Wow. I guess that is one reason why I like wearing it. I wear it along with my other pedometer everyday, (except some days I don't wear it). It is still fun to wear. It is funny that in the morning when I am getting up, it shows him taking a shower or eating breakfast. LOL He swims and hula hoops. He is some what more active then I am. LOL
OK, there is an Irish favorite:
From EatingWell: March 1998
A comforting dish with a healthier profile.
4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups diced cooked potatoes, or frozen hash-brown potatoes
1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket, (4 ounces, see Tip)
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 large eggs
1.In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute; until it starts to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring, until they brown in spots and become crusty, about 8 minutes more. Stir in corned beef and broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 8 minutes. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper.
2.Meanwhile, fill a large skillet with 2 inches salted water and bring to a gentle simmer. Break eggs, one at a time, onto a saucer and slide into the simmering water. Poach eggs until set to desired firmness, 4 to 5 minutes.
3.Divide hash among 4 plates. Place eggs on top of hash.
Per serving : 320 Calories; 13 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 240 mg Cholesterol; 36 g Carbohydrates; 15 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 493 mg Sodium; 695 mg Potassium
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat
Tips & Notes
Tip: Corned beef can be purchased at your supermarket deli. Be sure to specify lean: it has 1 gram fat per ounce and an ounce of regular corned beef has 5 grams fat.
I am sure that it is much healthier then the canned stuff that I loved to have once in a while for breakfast. Aaaahh, how I miss Irish food today. Oh well, it isn't like I am not going to eat again. It just seems such a lost being not able to. You can say that I feel left out of normal stuff like EATING. LOL.
Well, on with my documented day. I walked around the grocery store a bit, mostly looking at the Easter like stuff and magazines (which I got a couple, since I am not eating at least I can read). I went home and did a couple things around the house, before feeling a bit worn out. I got into bed around 7:30 just to relax and watch a movie. I watching Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief, which was really good. I looked over my new magazines and I fell asleep for a bit, until Mekong jumped on me, crying. I pet her for a while. It was about 10:15 then. I can't remember what time I feel back to sleep. I was woken up around 3:00 a.m. by a text message from Phil wishing me a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I texted him back and got up and went to the bathroom. My urine was still cloud and high of ketones. I drank a little bit of water and laid there thinking about if I should text Phil again, to see if he would talk to me a little bit, but I decided not to. I thought if he wanted to talk he would do so. I probably just got a mass text from him, which wished all his friends on his cell phone a Happy St. Pat's Day. Sigh. I really hate feeling this way about him and me. I hate feeling alone, with one to share my life with. Is it so much to want to share my life with someone? Maybe I am just beating a dead horse and I should just stuff it down and away. I guess I just want to experience the things that so many other people have, and in which I have been denied or at least it has been just an arms length away, which tortures me.
Oh well, that is not what this fast is about. It is about me becoming closer to God. I guess it is hard, because as this fast goes one, the emotional and mental desire to have a family, a child and just sharing my life gets harder.
Well, now to another day!
EXERICISE: walked 1.60 Miles,
WATER INTAKE: approximately 32 ounces
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