So we have Week One under our belt...how did it go? Jumping in with a food fast was a tough transition for me, but it truly did keep my thoughts and heart on Jesus.
Here are a few things I was reminded of last week as I struggled through the week trying to only eat 7 foods all week long. And let's face it, with Fall Retreat this past weekend I decided that my "7" would end on Friday. Praise, because no one wants to have me on a youth retreat without coffee. Ever. Ever. Ever.
1. It was harder than I thought it would be. I found myself really wanting things that "weren't on the list." Like, really wanting them. I thought about stopping on Day One. My head hurt so badly from caffeine withdrawal...and I'm sure I was a barrel of fun to be around.
2. It was simpler than I thought it would be. With only a few things to choose from, mealtimes were easy to navigate. We were also not eating out and having a "pantry-raid" at the same time. So we were at the mercy of whatever was in the cabinet and fridge. All this made food decisions really simple.
3. It was more intense than I thought it would be. I couldn't get away from my own wants. Feeling deprived because I didn't get my cup of joe in the morning? Please. Disappointed because I can't put sauce on my chicken? For real? None of this is worth me getting frustrated over and I found myself doing just that over and over again. I didn't make it past day one before I was thinking, "Poor me, no coffee or coke today, what am I to do?" (sigh) My own attitude, ego and privilege were staring me in the face. And that made me think real hard about Jesus.