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No sweets for Lent


Thursday, February 14, 2013

I'm not an active Catholic. I do say I'm spiritual and believe in a higher power, but being raised Catholic I understand the purpose of Lent. It's a period of sacrifice between the time Jesus was crucified and his resurrection. A single man suffered to save humanity and was raised up in glory (or something along those lines).

I can't equate my relationship with sweets to saving the world, but I can say that giving up my sweet treats at coffee hour, after dinner, or even at times at breakfast (an occasion donut or petite vanilla scone) can save my private world.

I'm fairly sure I am on the slippery slope of pre-diabetes (confirmation will come March 18 when I go to the endocrinologist) regardless how much I work out. I have to save myself and if giving up sweet treats for 40 days puts me on the path of salvation, well by all means point me in that direction.
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GATORADE71 2/14/2013 9:27AM

    This year's change of eating for me began with me fasting (Daniel's Fast) with my church for 9 days. I felt so good about what I was able to do, that I didn't want to go back to how I was eating/living my life before the fast. I've lost weight and I'm healthier because of my sacrifice for Him.

Small hinges opens and shuts great big doors. I believe you have great things opening of you.


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