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    So I know that if you consume anything with calories, you end the fast. I am trying to do a 24 hour fast today, for religious reasons, but just had a realization. We are offered bread & water as part of our "communion" (sacrament) at church, and I'm going to get a lot of strange looks if I pass, especially since I hold an office in the Presidency over the children.
    Moral dilemma!

    1) it's bread (grain, anti Primal)
    2) but it's the sacrament

    Ah, help!
    --Trish (Bork)
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  • #2
    Tell them why your fasting....
    and take the water
    "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do" - Epictetus

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    • #3
      Well everyone in the church is fasting today (unless they are physically unable to), but taking the sacrament is still expected. You're not supposed to have one without the other. It's kind of a no-no.

      EDIT: Just remembered I have a friend at church who can't have gluten. I will ask her how she handles the sacrament.
      Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 02-06-2011, 12:25 PM.
      --Trish (Bork)
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      • #4
        How big is sacrament? - its bread but normally its not much - If your fasting with everyone and everyone is taking it......
        then again its amazing how far a shake of the head will go - I am captain oblivious though and for all I know everyone is looking down on me
        "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do" - Epictetus

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        • #5
          Usually it's a piece of bread about the size of one's thumbnail. Same for the water.
          --Trish (Bork)
          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
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          • #6
            I'm guessing this would be a good situation for the 20%.

            Feeling uncomfortable about not taking sacrament OR feeling uncomfortable about eating grain? Think about which one worries you the most and decide from there.

            Another tip might be to just stop worrying about it and let the stress go. It's only a tiny bit of bread (thumbnail, wow) it's not going to do damage in such small quantities and so infrequently.
            Last edited by jandge; 02-06-2011, 12:50 PM.

            Do yourself a favor and become your own savior.
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            • #7
              Pay attention to everyone else - I know I'm not the only one that gives a slight shake of the head and keeps his mouth closed.
              but its really not much - If you think its the right thing to do, do it and don't worry - its not enough to spike your insulin or cause bloating and your fasting for religious reasons and everyone else is taking it then your still following the rules of that fast.
              "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do" - Epictetus

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              • #8
                I think I will skip it this week so I can honestly tell myself I completed a 24 hour fast, and then take it the other 3 Sundays. Thank you!
                --Trish (Bork)
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                • #9
                  There is a since of accomplishment after completing a day long fast - I'm below my weight loss goal and still do a day every week - I do it on my first day back to work so I can sleep in and not make breakfast or lunch. Weird talking about fasting and getting sent this on Facebook:
                  http://www.examiner.com/low-carb-lif...e-fasting-myth
                  "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do" - Epictetus

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                  • #10
                    Still hanging in there at 22 of 24 hours. It's gonna get tough now that we've got dinner in the oven and the house is gonna be smelling of deliciousness. My stomach started growling toward the end of church. Very cool article, btw, Rud

                    "At the end of a 24-hour fast, you will have a slightly elevated metabolic rate due to increased adrenaline levels."
                    That might explain why I feel kinda flighty/panic-attacky. Adrenaline. That's new.
                    Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 02-06-2011, 04:47 PM.
                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
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                    • #11
                      From what I've heard, Catholic celiacs tend to go up for a blessing if there are not GF wafers available.
                      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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                      • #12
                        that's awesome that they are still blessed. The bread & water at church is brought around on trays. I was able to pass it without a big deal. I think everyone around us was more interested in what our 2yo was doing (reading, aloud... yes, she reads)
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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