Day 26 of the Fruit Fast. i am cautiously very optimistic about the workings of the celery juice. i am having absolutely no salt cravings. But today i suffered out of a habit. i overate on my non-sweet salad big time. The only reason i really was eating the non-sweet salad in the first place was to have the taste of something savory. This taste for the savory i attribute to my want for salt. But now, with the advent of the celery juice, i don't have a taste for anything savory. But out of habit i made a non-sweet salad anyways. As is my bad habit at times, i made way too much. i don't generally like to leave leftovers of raw salad, but i like to eat what i prepared. Tossing out good salad is out of the question (perhaps if i had a good compost pile it would not be so bad), but i have a real peeve about wasting any food (especially fruit). So i made way too much sauce with the celery juice (probably 24oz) and way too much salad (3 tomatoes, 2 large english cukes, 1 large avocado, 1 stalk of celery, 1 orange sweet pepper) and i had the nerve to eat 2 bananas while preparing it. Yes, i ate the whole thing and i was totally overstuffed. Now the good thing about raw foods is that within say 90 minutes it was digested. But, i felt the energy my body used to deal with it drain from me. i could not work out later the way i wanted to as my energy seemed sapped. But by the Grace of the Lord Christ, i have learned my lesson. By His grace i don't want to do that again. If, by chance this experiment with large quantities of celery juice is successful in freeing me from any need of salt, my meals will become much simpler. This scares me alittle as it gives me a mental picture of want, but the reality is that i would be totally satisfied. What a journey this is indeed!
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Today's fare was:
Breakfast: 44oz watermelon-celery-OJ juice, 6 bananas.
Dinner: Way too large non-sweet fruity salad with avocado-celery dressing, 2 bananas.
Spiritual Bread: Acts 13
Exercise: 5 sets of 10 clappng pushups, 36 weighted step hops.
Grace and Peace be multiplied.