My husband has been asking me to add my thoughts to this blog for awhile now. (I’m sorry, honey, that it has taken so long!) So why now? Well, I am about to embark on something that I never thought I would – a juice fast. I have never fasted. I know many followers of Jesus feel led to fast and pray at various times, but I never have.
A number of weeks ago my husband found a documentary called, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” and decided that he would do the juice fast. Every time he mentioned it to me, I would say, “Great. Go ahead. I don’t have to do it with you, do I?” Then I watched the movie last Sunday and when it was over, I had an unexplainable feeling that this was something the Lord would have me do. For 10 days mind you… the guys in the film juice-fast for 60 and my husband is thinking of 30 days
Many would wonder why. One friend I told said, “Laura, you look good, you look healthy, your coloring is good.” Another said, “Oh no, you will waste away, the wind will blow you away.” I am not fat. I am not sick. And as far as I know, I am not nearly dead. But, do we really know? Every person I know who has been diagnosed with cancer, was completely taken off guard! The fact is we all have unhealthy cells in our body that the healthy cells must fight against. And those healthy cells need the right ammunition, don’t they? Where does the ammunition come from? The food we eat! And high amounts of fruits and veggies have the micro-nutrients that our bodies need.
So in an effort to cleanse my body and in the words of the movie makers, “reboot” my body, we’re doing this juice fast. The way we ate yesterday, one would think we were going to the firing squad. For lunch I (Laura) had three pieces of pizza, fruit and a brownie (which I normally would have declined). For dinner I went to the trouble of making fried potatoes and Eggs Benedict – yum!
This is day one! It is nine o’clock in the a.m. I am hungry! I am a little nervous. But, mostly really excited! I think I will start the day with the kind of juice I am used to – carrot, apple, orange and ginger.
Stayed tuned – I will be updating this daily to let you know how the day went, how I feel, etc. (Who knows, honey, I might actually like this blog business.!)