Day 30 of the Fruit Fast. Still no salt cravings at all. Is this permanent? Maybe so. With my new freedom the possibility of this Fruit Fast becoming a permanent Fruit Lifestyle becomes more of a reality. But i may be getting ahead of myself. Indeed, this particular Fruit Fast is just beginning. Even with the salt cravings i wanted it to last at least a couple of months. If i am truly freed from salt (as i strongly perceive that this is the case), then i should continue to see improvements in my taste buds and overall well-being. i am feeling spiritually and physically terrific, but that was expected.
But there are definitely differences this time than when i did this last year or at any previous time. For example, sunday afternoon i had a non-sweet fruit salad. It conained 3 roma tomatos and one haas avocado. This is not unusual except that i had no seasoning at all with it. No basil, no cayenne, no other non-salt seasoning. i found it totally delicious and satisfying. i could hardly believe it since i have never been a big fan of non-sweet salads and always needed some sort of seasoning to enjoy them. Never in my life could i eat something non-sweet without something on it. Either the afore-mentioned seasonings or salt or oil.....something. It was so unbelievable to me i did it again today. Only this time i also added a chopped yellow sweet pepper. Not only was it delicious, it actually tasted like it had something in it! It has only been a week of drinking celery juice and my taste buds are changing very rapidly. Right now i am treating the celery juice as my medicine. Which really it is, as its doing a wonderful healing work in me.
Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
i weighed myself today. 30 days ago i was 213lbs. Today i am 206lbs. Now the loss of weight is in no wise the primary concern in this journey, so i don't rejoice or depress over whatever is happening. But i know that over time my weight will diminish and as a matter or record, feel it would be good for others to know where it settles at when its finished. Last year it was around 175-178lbs in July 2009. That was with much salt struggles. i am curious to see what happens this year. Last year i received some complaint about losing too much weight. i must admit that also played a role in my ending the 100% Fruitarian journey then. But this time i want to listen to the Spirit alone and just go where Christ bids me. Not concerning myself with man (or woman as the case may be). For i truly believe i am being led to an eventual Fruitarian lifestyle. i believe this has been where i have been headed my whole life, but i just didn't realize it. i wonder if this is the year it will manifest permanently? We'll see.
Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Things flew by me again and i lost a day. Here are today's activities.
Breakfast:25oz celery-apple juice, dried mango & bananas (homemade and delicious), durian.
Dinner:32oz OJ, 2 bananas, half a watermelon, small non-sweet fruity salad (no seasoning, imagine that).
Spiritual bread: Job 33.
Exercise: 30 tricep presses, 200 pushups.
Grace and Peace be multiplied.