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    ASHAIXIM   22,857
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LENT

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Okay, FAT TUESDAY is over and since it is NOT Fat T-M (Tues thru Mon) I am now "giving up for Lent". My hope is that after 47 days I will have built a "habit" of not having these things so I will continue to have these healthy "given ups" for life.

emoticon emoticonFast food (that's burgers, Mcanythings, etc. - I can still get a salad or healthy "meal" at a fast food place but not fast food "food" - if that makes sense! Like today I had a salad from Little Ceasers for lunch... fast food joint but not "fast food".)

emoticonIce Cream (of any kind. sugar free, low carb, yadda - I have zero! portion control with this)

emoticonCarbs (not all carbs, but simple, sugar laden junk)

emoticonLimit “eating out” (ie: Little Ceasers once a week or less ok, every day not so much!)

emoticonsugar/sweeteners (I don't know how successful I'll be but I'm trying to cut out all added sugar and sweetener. The sweetener more because I think some of my pain and issues may stem from them. Also, if I don't do sugar or sweetener I can't do ice cream so it kind of helps build on and reinforce that.)

emoticoncoffee (I can NOT drink coffee without sugar or sweetener. I originally was going to say caffeine but this allows me the luxury of drinking non-sweet tea still!)
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SIOBHANKNITS 2/24/2012 7:15PM

    I've thought about whether sugar substitutes (even natural ones like stevia) make me crave sweets more. I'm not sure.I should research those studies. I should also blog my Lenten food choices, too. I know you can do this, Lou!
~Ann

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LIVINGFREE19 2/22/2012 4:27PM

    This is easily possible.
I know that since my tastebuds have changed, I don't want this type of food.
As I am seeing my weight loss, I also realize how much I don't want to eat this food all the more.
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TRYINGHARD1948 2/22/2012 3:43PM

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MERRYWON 2/22/2012 2:10PM

    I so agree with you about sweeteners. Think about it, with the introduction of sweeteners came the increase in obesity. Dr. Oz says it is because they are 200 to 600 times sweeter than sugar and they make us crave. I am giving up soda for Lent and trying to eat healthier. I am trying to make this six week change a permanent one. Good luck to both of us!

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