The first day of my one-week fasting trial went generally fine. I woke up before the sun and had a very early breakfast. The hunger feeling didn't arrive until around 2pm when my stomach felt distinctly empty. I had a small nap but was awoken by screaming children outside! Anyway, I felt much better afterwards and was able to complete my day's fast, although I did get very thirsty in the last few hours.
But I'm pleased to say that I resisted any urge to eat or drink, and that felt good. The most difficult part of the day, funnily enough, was after eating at the end of the day's fast. I felt bloated and uncomfortable for a good hour before things settled down again. I think a smaller meal would be better!
Instead, I have been concentrating on the purpose of my fast, and reading some Holy Scriptures to supplement it.
Over the course of this week I'll be reading the following books:
The Holy Bible. Recently we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the first publication of the King James version of the Bible.
The Book of Mormon. A fantastic page explaining the Book of Mormon. Feel free to check this out if you are not familiar with it.
The Holy Qur'an. Simply click on a chapter and away you go. In both Arabic and English.
I'm hoping that by studying these good books, I'll get more knowledge and understanding in helping me reach my goals of my fast.