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#15×15 Check-in: Feasting and Fasting

In the book Bread and Wine there is a section about feasting and fasting. The author shares how we need both. She uses the term fasting loosely, which I follow in this post. (Though I also believe there is a time for fasting, or abstinence of food for prayer.)

I feel like in my #15×15 challenge I have done a lot of fasting, but this weekend I had the opportunity to feast. I got together with my (in)RL gals and we feasted on the recipes from Bread and Wine. A majority of us had been reading it and Kate graciously opened up her home for us to share community and food together. I honestly could have passed on the Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Toffee and the Simply Chocolate Mousse. They aren’t on my “eating plan”, but I also knew that this coming together and sharing recipes from one book wasn’t going to be a weekly affair. Therefore I feasted. I didn’t overdo it, but I didn’t stop myself from trying everything. I ate and was full, but not overfull.

I agree that we need both feasting and fasting, as in everything its finding the right balance, motives and following God’s leading.

My #15×15 Goals

Drinking 80 oz. water: I did better than last week and got 2-3 days of 80 oz. Maybe I’ll just work myself up by adding a day every week?

Exercise 5 days and 2 hours of walking: This week I finished three 28 min runs, one workout with Jillian, and about 20 min. of walking. I was hoping to catch-up by the end of the week but my allergies wiped me out.

Eating more veggies and fruit: I  had quite a few salads and berries this past week, but there’s still room for improvement. I may need to look for some new recipes with new vegetables to add to our menu.

Weight loss this week: .5 pounds Total weight loss for this challenge is 7 pounds. 8 pounds to go!

When have you found that feasting was a good choice for you?


This post is part of my #15×15 challenge. Feel free to join up with your own healthy living goals. If you need some accountability feel free to check-in in the comments, daily on Facebook, or by using the #15×15 hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.

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