A week ago today I began a 7 day detox fast that was required before I began a 90 day cleansing program called Eat and Be Well. The plan is designed to detox your body, get rid of cravings for sugar and caffeine, and learn how to eat foods in their natural form, the way God intended. For 7 days I was to drink veggie juice and water for breakfast, lunch, and 2 “snacks,” and then for dinner eat only brown rice and steamed veggies. I woke up last Sunday morning so excited to begin this new journey. I used my new juicer I got for Christmas and juiced carrots and tomatoes and drank it for breakfast. Surprisingly it was pretty good. It didn’t take long for my excitement to end. Before I even had a chance to drink my lunch I got verbally attacked by someone who not only criticized me for doing the cleanse, but also did not understand or have a clue how it worked. I truly believe Satan will use any means necessary to bring you down, even those you consider close to you. Not only did this person deeply hurt me I was completely blindsided by this “attack.” I was put in a position to defend not only myself, but the cleanse as well. I was in a bit of shock over it and spent most of the day crying and trying to figure out what had just happened. With the cleanse you really can’t skip meals even if they are liquid only, and well with all the crying I did I just didn’t have an appetite. Day 1-epic fail.
Anyone who knows me knows how strong willed I am. I decided to get through the week and the weekend and I am going to start again first thing tomorrow morning. It’s hard to do something God-willed when you are ridden with anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Those who I may have ran into this past week, if I seemed cranky, moody, or just not myself… now you know why…and I was certainly not in the mood for any bull.
So here I go again, tomorrow is Day 1!
I dare anyone to try and stop me this time.
Failing twice is not an option. 🙂