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solon

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abstaining from excess for 21 days
« on: January 16, 2017, 12:39:59 PM »
The pastor at my church recently issued a challenge to fast from something for 21 days. So I'm choosing to fast from 'excess'.

My biggest area of excess is food, so I've decided I won't eat any excess food for 21 days, starting today.

That means:
 - no dessert
 - no snacks
 - at meals, I will eat normal food, but just one serving

I'm doing alright so far. Had a small (for me) breakfast, nothing until lunch, and then a small (for me) lunch.

I expect to be healthier, but I'm also exercising my discipline and contentedness muscles.

This is just a short 21-day journal for me to make my commitment public, and to record my progress.

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 09:07:01 AM »
Day 1 was a success. But barely.

Last night I was home alone, and extremely bored. All I could think to do was go to the kitchen. I ended up watching a movie, surfing the web, etc. But it was difficult!

In spite of the chiseled appearance in my profile pic, IRL I'm just slightly softer.

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 05:07:40 PM »
My biggest area of excess is food, so I've decided I won't eat any excess food for 21 days, starting today.

That means:
 - no dessert
 - no snacks
 - at meals, I will eat normal food, but just one serving

Sounds like the very simple No S Diet (http://nosdiet.com/) - no sweets, no snacks, no seconds.

Thanks for the idea of fasting from excess, Solon. I'll have to think about that for Lent although cutting back is often harder than going cold turkey. Good luck!

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 09:19:03 AM »
Day 2 (Jan 17) - success!

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 02:29:20 AM »
Day 2 (Jan 17) - success!

Good work! Keep it up!

(I originally thought the title was 'abstaining from exercise', and I thought I could finally jump in a thread. Alas. :D )

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
Day 3 (Jan 18) - success!

And now I'm thinking about a no-exercise challenge. Hmm...

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Re: abstaining from excess for 21 days
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 09:34:48 AM »
Good luck!
I should do the same - but I don't want to...