I didn't set out today with a fast in mind. The fact that I was fasting came to me mid-fast.
Last night before I went to bed, I decided that I wanted a smoothie for breakfast. So this morning, I picked up a smoothie on my way to work. About mid-morning, I decided that it might be a good idea to give my digestive system a little break by sticking to liquids today. I'd never done that of my own will before. And as with every first, I've learned some lessons. The most noticeable was that I have the potential to drink a lot of liquid if I forego solid food.
To most people, that's nothing new. But to this girl who is lucky to swig down a bottle of water during the day, which I know is a bad thing, it was a huge accomplishment to drink over 64 ounces of liquid, and most of that occurred before 5 p.m. I simply do not get thirsty. Or I'm unable to notice my thirst because I crowd it out with food.
Tomorrow, I'll go back to real food because I've felt what hunger is today. But I'm hoping that I'll also learn to recognize when I'm thirsty and be able to satisfy that with water instead of overcoming it with food. And I hope that I will recognize this tendency--to fill a need with something less than what is needed--in other areas of my life as well.