If you are interested in seeing how our family participated in a Daniel Fast you can read
Breakfast: Some had leftover spaghetti and some drank some juice
Lunch: Chips, homemade pico, popcorn (Made grill cheese sandwiches for company. It was crazy and hectic; didn't think to eat better.)
Supper: Vegetable soup
Snacks: Homemade crackers, apples
Side effects: We all felt pretty good today! :)
Breakfast: Fruit smoothies (juice and fruit only)
Lunch: Bean burritos, leftover veggie soup and homemade crackers
Supper: Tofu and veggie stir fry
Snacks: Mixed nuts with raisins
Side effects: In the evening, my stomach bothered me tremendously. Indigestion/heartburn and pain. One of the kids had some sick stomach issues before bed time.
Breakfast: Applesauce, juice, mixed nuts, fruit smoothie
Supper: Oriental stir fry with tofu and brown rice
Snacks: Mixed nuts
Side effects: Just my stomach issues.
As you can tell, our choices grew thin. It seems we had the same vegetables a lot. I did try to alternate them though.
Just as the Daniel Fast is a partial fast, our Media fast was a partial fast, too. We allowed ourselves one hour a day of "brain candy" and it was noncumulative. We adhered to this fairly well. There was one night in particular that the guys watched one whole movie and I believe it was almost two hours long. There was one night that I spent 2 hours on face book and that was personal, blogging, and ministry-based. The rest of the time when we allowed ourselves "brain candy" we tried to make sure it was Biblical or educational.
It was heart warming to see so much more family and sibling interaction. After much discussion and prayer, we hope to keep our future "brain candy" at a minimum.
My next post will be a summary of our fast and my thoughts about it since today is the last day we are going to be fasting.
Blessings on your journey!