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Monday, January 19, 2009

Back in Montana, New Sugar Fast Challenge

Well, we finally made it back into Montana. We had such a great time in Minnesota. As most of our readers know, we live deep in the wilds of mountainous Montana. Our trip back was uneventful except for the last mile. We were on single lane glare ice roads in a Suburban pulling another SUV. As we went around our last corner on top of narrow lane carved into the side of a hill, we slid into a precarious position. We all had to get out and hike the last mile (or a little less) home. It wouldn't have been a big deal except that it was 2am and the road was glare ice. I put Moonbeam in my sling and shined a little flashlight on the road. It was very very slow going. Kevin and the other kids helped me find rough spots in the ice to walk on. Sometimes I walked the sides in the crusty snow. It was a hike I will not soon forget.
Of course my imagination ran wild and I wondered what would happen if a family of squatters had already moved into our home. Kevin seeing a light on in the basement didn't help. On and on my imagination shaped a "Chuck Norris type gunfight" accompanied by hand to hand combat. Eventually we chase the would be squatters out of our home, and the perimeter becomes secure. Then the would be squatters become old friends or family who we must dutifully invite to live with us. These crazy ideas go on and on until I have built a fire in the wood stove and fallen asleep.
Well, I am glad to be home, no squatters present. I am thankful for safe travels and wonderful family.

For anyone who wants, I am beginning a month long white sugar fast, and you are welcome to join me :-) I will plot my progress as it comes. This will be my 3rd annual sugar fast. My first one was 2 1/2 months long, then I've done 2 more month long ones. I have also done sporadic week long ones as well. I will be writing more on this in future blog entries along with healthy "hope for the best" recipes. I will also write my testimony about how this has helped me. I will say that I have grown from them spiritually, and lost from them in fat (30 lbs) the first fast. Anyway, my mom is joining me and every one else is welcome too ;-) It is a good time for me to focus on nutrition and also on prayer.


"Indescribable" said...

Thank you for your kind words and prayers. We're still waiting!

Soooo, tell me, what are the first steps in the white sugar fast? I've never done a fast b/c as soon as I decide to fast the temptations are overwhelming. Can I eat... chocolate? (It's not white) I'd like to try it, please advise.

I'm glad there were no unfriendly squatters at your home!

outdoor.mom said...

I guess it's up to you how you want to conduct your fast. I may try stevia or honey with cacao this time :-) The main thing is to challenge yourself into being healthier and better you.