So far so good. Honestly it hasn’t been too difficult so far for me to avoid food, television, and listening to the radio.
I’d say that this whole “fasting thing” isn’t really a big deal, that’s it’s easy, and I don’t see what everyone’s whoop-dee-doo is about how tough it is… but I know the instant I’d say that I would immediately feel the hunger pangs of a thousand nations and I’d go screaming up the stairs to the fridge (or worse yet, to the nearest Wendy’s).
I’m guessing it hasn’t been difficult so far is because I’ve been so busy that I’m keeping my mind off of those items I’m fasting from. I’m busier now than I’ve been in years. However, I have honestly been spending more time talking with God during this time – which was the whole point. So it’s a win-win all the way around.
I’ve yet to experience too many of the symtoms I was warned about by others. I had a mild headache yesterday, but not near as severe as I expected. My stomach was making some fun grumbling noises yesterday morning – but I’ve not been uncomfortable with hunger. No boils (that I can see), and as far as I know my body odor hasn’t become putrid. My wife is still hugging me, at least.
I will say that the last couple of nights I’ve had weird dreams. For instance, in one dream last night Jay Leno tricked me into taking a bite out of a cheeseburger. The dream was so vivid that when I woke up I could still taste the burger in my mouth. Very strange.
This whole fasting thing reminds me of a song I wrote and recorded a few years ago for my church when they were getting ready to do a series on how to fast. Just for fun, I decided to place it in today’s blog for you. I’m not the best singer in the world – which is probably why I’m doing radio and standup comedy – but the song did seem appropriate to the occassion.