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21 Day Fast: Week 3 {Challenges} — 20 Comments

  1. Hi Barbie, Nice to “meet” you too. Thank you for your encouragement. We are on this journey together. I’m so glad I am also reading the book I mentioned on my blog. Winning the Battle of the Bulge is a lot more than food. I must desire God more than food…. when I am tempted I need to turn to my Lord… and when I am discouraged I need to turn to the God of hope instead of food for comfort. Yes, it is going to be a life long battle, but it will be worth it because I on the winning team! We can do it!

    Feel free to visit my website too…http://www.beelieveyoucan.net/

    • Hi Michele! That book reminds me so much of Made to Crave, which I read over the summer. It’s all about replacing my cravings for food with God. I am an emotional eater, but know that with God I can do this!

  2. You have done very well, Barbie! God is smiling on you for sure because he knows how strong you desire Him in your heart. I am praying for you in this journey. xo

    • Oh friend, you are too kind! Of course, I always think I could be doing something more to do better. I hope you are feeling better!

  3. Even with setbacks it sounds like you tried your hardest and learned Barbie, that is what counts!! Set up some good small goals for yourself, you can do this. I love that you got in some whole grains this week, that’s a great step forward in a healthy lifestyle change. Have a great rest of the week and I hope you are feeling better!

  4. I hate to admit this but I’ve never actually done a fast. So bravo to you Barbie. I know your intentions and your heart are good. I like what Kim wrote in the comment above. I always think of baby steps; one step at a time. Think of healthy habits. At least that’s what I do.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  5. Barbie, we’ve all had setbacks in goals we’ve set for ourselves. I think you’ll be blessed to choose a smaller goal that you know you can attain. You can always build up. Maybe this week join the Weekly Challenge just doing one small exercise and one small food goal??? Or set something similar for yourself? You are going to succeed Friend!!!

    • I’m going to try my best to do the exercise challenge. Honestly thought, I have to work all day, so I will be trying to do it at night. Lord help me!

  6. Barbie, these are big challenges. I can sure relate to having big obstacles in the path of my spiritual goal. As I’ve mentioned, my focus this year is on encouraging others. So I was in a great mood and was ready to encourage my doctor and nurse–only to have him give me a cancer scare (it turned out to be nothing). Then my best friends let me down and I got the flu. You just have to laugh! It’s taken me a few weeks, but I am ready to encourage again. I know the Lord looks at our heart. You have a heart to fast. It doesn’t matter what you actually eat. Hang in there, lady!

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