On ash wednesday I was still hungry from the night before and had an extra small meals and some snacks up until around 2 a.m I went to sleep and had a few spoonfuls of Yogurt and a few hours later I ate a bowl of soup and price of bread (regular meal) and toward the evening a few sticks if celery and nothing to eat until after 12. a.m Thursday when I had a usual sized evening meal.
Admittedly I could and should have done bette in making it a full 24 hour fast but I am not good going without food for long in evenings but I did spend slot of the time hungry and with intention of enduring for pennance. So does this 2-3 hours when Tuesday evening turned to wednesday morning snacking period invalidate the daytime fast? I am vegan so I don’t eat meat and did not do so at any point on Ash Wednesday.
It’s my first fast of ash wednesday but I have done voluntary fasting in the last few months successfully but I really needed to be in the right mindset and prepare my body better than I was able to last Wednesday.
I’m thinking about bringing it up at my next confession but something is telling me it’s not nevcesary.