I think I know what it means to over fast

I broke fast again… grrr. However, it was after great contemplation, I don’t know if I can call that a copout or not. What finally triggered this decision was my complete lack of energy and slight lightheadedness. Do not ignore your physical state when you are fasting.

So my break was several pecans. I feel full, and yet gluttony has kicked in, driving me to eat again. However, I am turning that off. Meaning, no more food tonight. I will intermittently fast for the rest of the week.

At this point, I need to exhaust my stored energy, so I burn fat. This means I need my caloric intake to be well under 2800 Calories. (Bodyweight times 12). In theory, if I eat less than 4000 calories I will lose weight. However, If I burn too slowly then I am bound to plateau too soon.

What I really want is lots of leafy greens to chew on. I mean various lettuces and spinach.

Tomorrow night is Rosh Hodesh, head of the month. It is Adar II, the last month of the Hebraic calendar. The next month marks Nisan, the first month of the Hebraic calendar, and the beginning of several Hebraic holidays:

  • Purim is the commemoration of the defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews as recorded in the book of Esther. (March 16);
  • Pesach, Passover, the slaughter of the lamb in memory of the Passover event in Egypt. (April 16);
  • Feast of Matzah, in memory of the unleavened bread that the Hebrews carried in their mixing bowls as they left Egypt. (April 16 – 22);
  • Yom Hashoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day (April 27);
  • Second Passover, Passover for those who were traveling or unclean on the first Passover. (May 15);
  • Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks, marked the counting of the Omar. It is 50 days after the second day of the Feast of Matzah. (June 04). In the Christian beliefs, this is also the day that the Ruach HaKodesh, (Pneuma Hagion, Holy Spirit) descended on the disciples of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ), which then manifested the Ruach HaKodesh.

Please remember that in Hebrew, Ruach HaKodesh is holy wind or breath, there as Nephesh Chay (Nephesh Hay) is breath life.

Good night.

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