Well, today was day one.
I’m attempting something dramatic in the realm of my health. For the next 40 days, I’m going to try to eat nothing except vegetables. I have some health issues that would be radically helped, if I were to take control of my out-of-control eating. I often do not feel well and am low on energy. So, with an eye toward Easter and spring, I am undertaking something similar to a fast of all things except vegetables.
Now, you may wonder why not fruits and vegetables. Mainly because I abhor fruit. The only fruit that I like (and I really, really like it) is bananas. And Tomatos, if they are considered a fruit. Otherwise, anything citrus, anything berry, ugh. I just can not stomach them. And bananas make my throat and mouth itch something terribly, it figures that I’d have a food allergy to the one fruit that I really like. 🙂
So, today is day 1. Only 39 to go.
I wish I could say that this project of mine had some deeper, spiritual meaning or significance. Unfortunately, that is not truth. It would be nice to be able to say that I am fasting to get closer to God during these season leading up to Lent. And maybe, that is what will happen. I think I understand fasting, at least one aspect of it, to mean forgoing something in order to be more aware of one’s need and dependance on God. Both difficult things for me in my nature. As I write this, I am wondering though now if I shouldn’t spend some time thinking more deeply about the subject of fasting as it relates to my reliance upon God.