Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen; to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
The purpose of fasting is not to punish you from the things that give you pleasure, but to serve as a form of teaching and acknowledgment of the important things you need in life. When you're not distracted by the "wants" of your life, God can then see what your "needs" are and will guide you to concentrate on those things. Have you forgotten your resolution from 1/1/2010? Fast, pray and ask God to get you back to the excitement you had about your New Year goals almost 3 weeks ago.