Whatcha gonna do about it huh? Here's the thing..I feel like if you aren't doing anything to fix something, then you have no right to complain about it. I will not end the year on a complaint but instead excited and optimistic at this new beginning. Since last year left my state of affairs in such a state of disarray, I will be starting the new year with a 21 day Daniel fast. Fasting is not a diet, although if you do it long enough it can certainly do great things for your body. The Daniel fast in particular is a partial fast. In the Bible, Daniel says:
I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled." Daniel 10:3 KJVBasically for 21 days I will be eating only fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Restricted are meat and all animal products, wine/alcohol, sugar, levening products (like baking powder..so no bread). The only drink I can have will be plain water. It is actually much like the cleanse I did this past year, only that was a diet, on a fast you deny food for a spiritual purpose...and my purpose is to get myself back on the road of life that I was meant to be on.
My fast will begin on Sunday..in the meantime.. probably what I shouldn't be doing but am anyway..cleaning out the fridge by consumption rather than feeding the garbage can. There was the slightest bit of heavy cream hanging out in there so I just made a quick bowl of fresh whipped cream, lightly sweetened with a little powdered sugar, and made some dark chocolate hot cocoa, with a tiny splash of orange extract in there as well. Topped off with my fresh cream and dare I say, I am in heaven. There are also a few leftover cookies chilling on the counter..Orange Chocolate Chunk cookies.. which go perfectly with my orange dark chocolate cocoa. Ah, the simple pleasures.
I have one of my favorite holiday movies ready in the other room, The Holiday. And by ready, I mean while I've been typing I've been listening to the menu music repeatedly and it's starting to get a little bit tiresome. I am going to bring my cocoa, cookies, and stinky pup over to the other room to relax and watch a movie!
And my final word of the year..I am so very grateful for everyone reading this. I noticed I jumped over 100 followers, yippee!! And it happened at a time that I didn't blog as often, I will do better next year! Thank you for stopping by. Please be safe tonight, whatever you end up doing! And may 2011 be the greatest year for everyone.