Day 5 the last day and to be truly honest I'm glad that it is. This week has been both a challenge and at times has brought out the imagination. I'm feeling pretty rubbish now resorted to taking some headache remedy earlier today. i'm found it hard to actually focus today and lacked any real energy to do much at all, but had to push through as friday is often a busy day. concentrating on the small thing seems to be a challenge and finding the also that the slightest thing was starting to annoy and being on a very short fuse. a constant horrible taste in my mouth and skin that felt as though it was sticky. The real hard part has been in the last two days and today especially the tiredness.
To be honest I wasn't really expecting that to to be the case. I've fasted for a week or 3 days on many occasions over the years so was expecting to have a similar experience as to these times. but this was very different.
One thing that hit home was how the type of diet I've been on this week effected over the short term, must effect those who eat it on the long term.
Tonights final meal was one suggested by one of my youth group, Pizza.
Two medium slices of bread, pasta sauce, Mozzarella cheese and the last sausage on top. it worked well.
breakfast was pasta with soup for lunch.
the week started with a passage from exodus to gather what what needed each day. we need as a community of Gods people to begin to think afresh on just what this means today. What was gathered for this week was not fully what was needed for the day. The meals may have supplied the body with some way to continue to function for a short time, yet there isnt the full balance to say that this diet is fulfilling this passage.
tomorrow is already planned salad and grilled chicken with orange juice for lunch, cereal for breakfast.