Fasting for Easter

I’m starting a fast this evening, through until Easter morning and possibly beyond.

I’ve done fasting successfully before. The longest I have gone was just shy of five days, and even then I ended it not because I was desperate for food, but I just felt like I’d done enough.

If you’ve ever done a fast before, you’ll know what I mean.

So I’m going to eat today, breakfast and lunch (I don’t normally do breakfast) and then fast this evening onwards.

Why? Because I feel great when I fast, and also because I need to focus on something other than food for a bit. Fasting will give me the time and energy to do that.

I’ll also be doing a lot of prayer and meditation. I’m not a religious person at all, but this is one area of the OA program I’ve been weak in. I’ve done my readings, and I’m exercising more, but I stuck at prayer and meditation. A fast should give me time to focus on that.

I’m doing quite well at OA. I’m losing weight, and my relationship with food has improved incredibly. I still make plenty of mistakes, but I’m sticking with it, and it’s working for me.

So yes, this fast. It’ll be a challenge, as fasting always is. But I’m also looking forward to it.

Ideally I’d like to extend the fast for a month, or even 40 days, but I’ll start with my Easter fast, and see how I go.

I’ll check in here at the blog as I go through this. Wish me well 😃


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