Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Daniel Fast: Day 2

Today’s Devotional: “Phil.2:14-16 (MSG) ‘Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I'll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You'll be living proof that I didn't go to all this work for nothing.’

This is going to be a great day. What an awesome opportunity you have to be a carrier of Light & Glory. You are focused on your purpose & confident of the Christ that abides within you. Let that great smile you possess break forth on those who are blessed with your presence & set an atmosphere of Joy & Peace. Today you can bring someone out of darkness into the Light of God’s Love.”

Smiling?  Okay…that’s rough with a two-day caffeine deficit, but I’m trying my best!  Still feeling very sluggish, but never hungry, even though my calorie intake is about 200-400 calories lower than usual. Probably a good thing!  Definitely drinking tons of water…though, today, I’ll admit… I actually opened the bag of coffee at work and took a big ol’ whiff.  I do love me some java.

Breakfast:  Oatmeal again, but this time with strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon and a small dollop of Polaner All-Fruit Blackberry Jam, which is only sweetened with fruit juice.  The jam helped a LOT.IMG_20140204_095225

Lunch:  I brought a small (4oz) container of the black bean & sweet potato mixture from last night, and then made some of my fresh avocado salad.  It was a full plate of food, but only about 250 calories.

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Dinner:  Leftovers from last night.  I really can’t complain…it’s such a tasty filling!

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(Note:  I’ve also made this same burrito filling with roasted butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes.)  Plus a couple big glasses of my infused water:

Ingredients:  1 cucumber, peeled & sliced; 1 lemon, washed well & sliced; two sprigs of mint leaves, lightly chopped

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I’ve started a Pinterest board for Daniel Fast recipes (including infused water suggestions)—it’s here if you’re interested!

Oh, and a few frozen grapes to snack on.  The Hubs has a tendency to bring me a couple pieces of candy (when we have candy), so now he gets to bring me frozen grapes.  It’s a pretty solid replacement. :)

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