Quarterlife Fast: Day 2 Update
Update: Day 2
(I will be writing periodically to document the Quarterlife Fast/Daniel Fast and how things are going in advance of its’ culmination on Good Friday. Enjoy!)
The Quarterlife Fast is off to a fast start. It’s already day two, and that’s a good thing. Here are some thoughts:
- I was mildly ill-prepared for this. Yesterday morning, I woke up and walked over to the CityPlace Publix and bought some watermelon, two bananas, and some raspberries. Total cost: $9.00. That lasted about two hours. I headed over to the Palm Beach Publix in search of some more earthy foodstuffs (their Publix Greenwise areas are larger), and dropped another $25 easy. It’s very clear––you have to go about a fast like this in a smart way, otherwise you will set yourself up for failure.
- Chipotle will be a lifesaver for me. For once, I appreciate their commitment to earthy veganness. I had a vegetarian burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, grilled veggies, mild salsa, corn, guacamole, and lettuce. Total cost: $6.50. Despite the fast, my appetite hasn’t changed, meaning that I can still get two meals out of every Chipotle trip. Bonus.
- Praise God for Rorabeck’s Market. There’s a great little market called Rorabeck’s in North Palm Beach that will save my life. I mentioned how I spent $9.00 on some watermelon, bananas, and raspberries at Publix; here was my haul at Rorabeck’s this morning: one head of celery, one pineapple, a basket of seven MacIntosh apples, one bag of spinach, one bag of carrots, one carton of strawberries, one carton of blackberries, one carton of cherry tomatoes, one cluster (help?) of bananas, and six kiwi. Total cost: $16.62. Baller status. It will be forever impossible to go back to gourmet grocer fruit prices.
- I still feel like I am in the detox phase. All in all, the fast is tough but fairly easy right now. I’m expecting it to get tougher as I begin to miss meat, but I rest in a God who is stronger than physical sustenance, so I’m not too worried.
- My desire to read God’s word is increasing. If I weren’t writing this entry, I would be sitting in God’s word right now. I suppose it’s a natural byproduct. Leaping for God is making me yearn to want him more. Because this is only day two, I can’t wait to see what the next nineteen days will hold.
Pray for me. Pray for everyone who is doing this. We will continue to see God in an entirely new way. I can’t wait.
[box_success]Thanks for reading. Let us know how your fast is going, or if you need prayer. I will write the next entry sometime in the future (it might be tonight, it might be in a few days; there’s no plan), so stay tuned.[/box_success]