Breakfast was strawberries. Lunch was sunflower seeds and oven-baked potato chips. Supper was sunflower seeds and strawberries. And a few drops of a fresh batch of strawberry goosh. We're talking far less than last night, and last night I had just enough to swallow maybe twice.
Basically, we had to rush to get through the strawberries. Who knew that fresh-picked strawberries could start to mold literally overnight?! The good news is that I got to eat plenty of them over the last 24 hours, and I'm really happy about that. I love strawberries. And I got a break from almonds and beans.
This is starting to wear on me. I'm pretty certain it's mostly due to the monotony of my menu. I didn't prepare very well for this, and I have yet to eat the frozen veggies I bought from Whole Foods. I think it's mostly because they remind me of the cashews I really wanted but didn't get. I truly was disappointed about that. I'm looking forward to another chance to go back to Whole foods to buy maple syrup and some of the flours I didn't get before. And some fish would probably taste very good right about now. But I'm still hanging in there. I know that when I'm done, I'll be very glad that I did it.
I also know that this was, in large part, to help me set myself up for a dietary overhaul. I cannot go back to eating the way I ate before I started the fast, that's certain. I'm going to be eating a lot more beans, for one thing, and I know that there are a lot of different kinds of beans other than pintos, so one thing I want to do is purchase different kinds. Hopefully, they'll taste enough different one kind from the other that I'll eventually develop a keen taste to be able to distinguish the flavor of one kind from the flavor of another kind. And I'm going to be sure to keep a good variety of produce on hand so I don't get into monotony and ultimately rebel against boredom.
Meanwhile, I have six more days to complete, and I want to finish well. I'm determined to complete this fast, to the glory of God and the joy of myself and my body—and a healthy future. Can I please tell you how good hope feels?! Thank You, Abba!