Yesterday was spent in the courtyard, reading, writing and a pretty much uneventful as far as fasting discomfort. God did give me a divine appointment with a fellow faster. He was a young man and very fit. He shared that he is healing a form of skin cancer. I spoke Jesus to Him, I spoke truth to him and shared about the power in our words. I told him, he would be just fine...and that He would live "well" into his 90's. He thanked me for the wisdom and the words, he seemed to tear up a bit. Blessed my heart and made my day quite meaningful.
I have reached my full 4th day, amazing enough I have had no hunger pain. Energy level is a little low but all in all I feel pretty normal. Crazy, 4 days with only water and I am still "good to go". I will say it's the mental battle that is fully exposed on a water fast. The body seems to know that this is a good thing, it's the mental that tries to talk you into giving in. My weight loss is more rapid than expected. 1 lb daily is the norm but I'm averaging 2lbs a day. I don't have a lot to lose so I made the Doctor aware. Thankfully he feels it would plateau out. My weekly visit with Dr Sultani went quite well. Testing again today with my KetoMojo, I am still in optimal ketosis and my blood sugar is in a a good range. So we continue.........
I am researching recipes books. I will need to become my own chef to stay with this very clean eating. I will say I am impressed with the variety of dishes at my disposal. Vegetables are healing and most of us do not eat enough of them, ofcourse this program calls for a full vegan diet - no sugar, no oil, no salt (SOS), their studies have shown them unhealthy but also all three tend to create cravings for more and as most of us know, sugar also feeds all kinds of diseases, including cancer. Regular table salt can cause high blood pressure in those that are sensitive. Vegetable oil, canola oil, Safflower oil, Corn oil, hydrogenated oil to name a few are polyunsaturated, refined, bleached and deodorized and considered bad oils. Most the people that come here to fast for health and weight loss are unaware of healthy oils, healthy salts or healthy sugar alternatives. So those that are fasting to lose weight, continuing on sugar, table salt and unhealthy oils - well it makes it harder to say no to seconds and thirds.
My finding thus far is I do not eat enough veggies, not near enough! I use Redmonds salt or Himalayan salt when at home, some of my favorite oils are cold pressed avocado oil, cold pressed virgin olive oil, butter/ghee, coconut oil for baking. My favorite natural sweetener is Stevia - liquid form by Kal. I will discuss these healthier options with my doctor and if there are any reasons for caution for continuing. If it all falls back on potential weight gain - then it won't be an issue, if he explains to me how it may fuel cancer - then more research to dive into. Well enough on the physical..... on to the spiritual.
God brought me this Scripture today....
Then He is gracious to him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom; his flesh shall be young like a child's; he shall return to the days of his youth. Job 33:24,25
Daily I must stay in communication with my Companion for He is my Compass. I trust Him to lead me in to insight and clarity over my situation. Daily I ask for Him to speak to me. I long for an extended talk with my Savior. He knows everything about me from beginning to end. Todays scripture is timely - I have been learning how water fasting regenerates the body, all of its cells from skin to all major subtypes in the body. Renewing skin and cleansing the body of disease. Jesus says that He took my place on the cross and restoration is coming to my flesh and I will be restored to my youth. Well I'll say "I receive that promise as a daughter of the KING, a child of the Most High. Satan is defeated and JESUS IS LORD OF MY LIFE! I WILL LIVE "WELL" INTO MY 90's." This word from God is my promise on that.
Good night my friends!
Jo A Madonia
1/14/2022 10:55:43 am
I'm so glad it's going well for you! You're and inspiration and gladly share it with others. Sending love.
1/14/2022 11:26:36 am
Julie, I am expectant and joyful with you in this process. Your witness to the young man is seeds of life sown with a guaranteed harvest from the Lord for both him and you! Your journey is stirring in me a desire to eat better. I have let $ dictate what I eat not Spiritual guidance. Please pray with me that I am willing to make the changes (primarily adding vegetables) and that I rely on the Lord for the $. This is a time of mental battle as I’ll be going on Medicare in April with increased cost and decreased income from the divorce. This is very scarey to me. Brings tears to my eyes. But I remind myself that He is my husband and provider. I love you, Sister! Praying for you! ❤️
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