Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010......Day 5

Day 5 of the Fruit Fast. Today i got to enjoy one of the benefits of being self-employed. i worked out of my home office in my pajamas. i actually got alot done as well. It was a rainy and mildly cold day today so it was a good day to stay in. i didn't have a rigorous type of workout. But i just did about 4 sets of one leg squats and about 5-6 sets of  chins (mostly wide grip), but it was decidedly leisurely. i ate pretty much what i ate yesterday although i feel my body doing some housecleaning today. i believe its to be expected after spending the holidays eating home made unleavened bread, steamed veggies, popcorn and my favorite,  bulgar wheat with avocado. These things sound harmless to most but, when eaten late at night they can do damage. i also ate large amounts of trail mix. Just looking at nuts too long seems to put weight on me. As a matter of fact, last July i broke the fruit fast with an overdose of green olives. Very salty. i was about 170lbs at that time. Now when i weighed myself at the start of this fast i weighed 213lbs. Thats 40lbs without eating any so-called junk foods. No cakes, pies, cookies, sodas. No ice cream, no chocolate or any other candies. Just the things i stated above (oh yes, i ate pretzels once when i was on the road). Needless to say, i have no problem gaining weight on a vegan diet. i wasn't overly concerned as it was the holiday season and i was just coming out of a very hard time, it was like a celebration.

Usually i start every year with some sort of cleanse or fast. Last year i did all fruit. i really liked the results of that and i believe it was Divinely inspired so i am repeating that this year. How long i will do this for, i don't know. i am just taking it one day at a time. So far, so good. As i stated earlier, besides from the spiritual impact i am really looking at this as a training to not eat late or over-eat. Some say that cooked foods don't tell you when to stop eating. Actually that was not my problem. i just ate because i liked the taste of the things i ate, not because i was hungry. Or because i had nervous energy and it was late at night (that was usually popcorn or rice with veggies or rice cakes with avocado). i knew i wasn't hungry and didn't need to eat so i can't use the lack of a biological signal as an excuse.

Today's fare was:

50oz of smoothie with watermelon, oj, dates, bananas and about a tsp of molasses.

1 pear, 2 apples, 6 bananas, 1 avocado, 5 dried figs.

Spiritual bread: i read Luke 17 & 18.

4 sets of one leg squat and 5 sets of chins.

Grace and Peace be multiplied.


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