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MLAN613 Posts: 22,757
4/27/19 8:25 A

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Arch: Yeah...it seems like some food or another is regularly contaminated. Glad you found some sardines you prefer.

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4/26/19 1:50 P



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And it's news like this that makes me glad I chose to give up meat for Lent.

26 tons of ground beef has been recalled because of e.coli contamination.

www.yahoo.com/finance/news/another-day-ano
ther-recall-26-144230526.html


Of course, lots of veggies have been contaminated too. You do have to be careful what you eat.

Here's something interesting I did learn during Lent. Sardines are not created equal. There is a lot of variety in texture, flavor and size. I've tasted/bought sardines from Portugal, the Philippines, Thailand, Poland, the coast of Maine, Morocco, etc. I do think the ones from Portugal may have had the best flavor.


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4/26/19 6:55 A

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How did everyone do? I am actually continuing to stay away from sugary baked goods and candy. I had 2 pieces of candy on Tuesday and it was icky! So, I plan on staying away and keeping the treats like a cupcake sacred for special events like birthdays. I am even using less Splenda in general and often drink my coffee without these days.

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4/21/19 4:09 P



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I have a friend who is Greek orthodox. Their Easter isn't until next week, because of the calendar difference. So, in solidarity, I'm continuing my Lent goal for one more week.

I actually didn't mind being meat free for the past 40 ish days. I was more creative with my meals and I have enjoyed eating more seafood. Maybe I really don't need bacon to survive. LOL


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4/21/19 7:34 A

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So, Lent is over. He is Risen. How did you do in your Lent goals? Are you continuing the good momentum? I know I plan too!

Side note: Lent goals are not nonsense. It can be a big part of a Christian's faith journey.

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4/13/19 3:52 P

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Gave up nothing since I think Lent is nonsence

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4/10/19 1:58 P

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I gave up soda for lent. I decided to give something up for Lent that I wanted to get out of my diet anyway. I figured if it was for Lent I would have more resolve to keep to my decision to eliminate soda. I have not had a soda since Lent started. I found after the first week I didn't really miss soda and I don't crave it any more. I am going to try to keep it going once Lent is over.



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4/10/19 10:58 A

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I almost haven't had any fast food and deep fried food since Lent started.

Except that one time when my boss was rushing to go to the aquarium shop and I decided to eat one piece of KFC with rice and a scoop of coleslaw. And the 2 or 3 times I ate tempura.

All in all, I think I did pretty ok, 70% of the time anyways. I'm feeling guilty for the those few times I cheated though.

But I feel I've wasted my effort as I've gained a little. I honestly hope I've gained muscle. I gotta start my Pilates again!

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4/8/19 1:08 P



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I've been doing well going meat free. Haven't had any unusual cravings or felt like I was being deprived (of bacon) in anyway.

I've even discovered the wonders of avocados ! YUM





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4/8/19 7:27 A

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Lent ends on soon. How is everyone doing? I have done great avoiding the bakery desserts and candy!!!

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3/31/19 12:15 P

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I give up being grouchy or judgmental..


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3/30/19 9:14 A

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I gave up alcohol and sweets.



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I’ve never done this.



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3/29/19 1:08 P

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I gave up meat, processed foods, sweets, sodas and electronic games for Lent. I hate to admit that giving up the games has been the hardest!

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3/26/19 12:27 P



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@HRTBRKR2013

How have you been doing quitting smoking for Lent ? If you need support, the spark community is here for you. Quitting smoking is tough.

I've been doing well with my Lent goal. Haven't had a craving for chicken wings, burgers, pepperoni, steak, etc. Did look longingly at the bacon at the Whole Foods breakfast bar this past weekend. but like you, kept on walking. LOL

Being a pescatarian for Lent has been a good experience, so far.


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3/26/19 6:00 A

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How is everyone doing with their Lent promises? I am doing great. No candy and no sugary baked goods. I was in the office yesterday and somebody brought in donuts. I was able to pass them up no problem.I also walked by my co-workers desktop candy dish multiple times with absolutely no desire for the garbage in it. It's really empowering.

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3/25/19 10:39 A

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I give up chocolate for Lent. Have been doing so for the past 30+ years. The first few weeks are easy and then by the end I just want to rip people's heads off. :-)

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3/14/19 1:10 A

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Do not observe Lent~

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3/9/19 7:44 A

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@HRTBRKR2013 You got this!!!!

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3/8/19 6:03 P

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I usually don't observe Lent, but this year I am doing a 40 day devotional



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3/8/19 12:32 P

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For Lent I have given up chocolate and sweets and am committing to exercising a minimum of 5 times a week.



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3/8/19 9:14 A



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HRTBRKR2013,

That's awesome ! We're all here to support you !

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3/7/19 5:05 P

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Oh this will be a tough one for me but I will do it!
I am giving up for Lent and for life Cigarettes.

John 11:35 "Jesus Wept"
Romans 8: 28 "And we know that in all things God works
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God is good...
All the time,
All the time ...
God is good.
God's blessings to you.


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I am giving up celery, kale, and cilantro.

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3/6/19 10:40 P

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Yes, I observe Lent. This year I am choosing to find a truly needy family with children and help them any way I can!!

Janie Garcia Moreno

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3/6/19 6:19 P

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My plan is to cut right back on sugary food. I also want to carve out more time to pray as often live can just get too busy and cluttered.

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
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I am going to try to focus on Lent this year by being more tolerant and kind. Giving things up doesn't appeal to me after doing the same for so many years.

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3/6/19 8:27 A



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Count me in for observing Lent this year. The past couple of years, instead of giving up something, each week, I donated at least seven items to a local food bank. One item for each day, 40 cans/boxes of food total for those in need.

This year, after also being inspired by that same thread, I've decided to do Lent.

I've chosen to give up meat. no chicken, pork, ham, beef, burgers, bacon, lamb, etc.

Seafood/fish will be okay. In fact, something I've wanted to do for a long time was to eat more fish. This is my chance. I debated about eggs. Decided for now, eggs are okay too.

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3/6/19 7:51 A

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I'm giving up the social media and news apps on my phone. I've been spending way too much time on it and not doing other, more interesting things.


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3/6/19 7:47 A

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Great idea. I don't observe Lent, but I think I will try it.

MLAN613 Posts: 22,757
3/6/19 6:51 A

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I got this idea from another thread I am following. Do you observe Lent and if so, are you giving up something?

I do observe Lent but have never given anything up. This year, I am giving up excess sugar, namely baked goods. I have been eating too much garbage in the form of cupcakes lately. So, I will be staying out of the bakery section. And even harder: no white Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs..LOL

The only things I am allowing are the 2 Splenda packs I drink in the morning (1 per cup of coffee) and the 10 grams of honey if I eat a nut/seed butter on toast.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 3/6/2019 (06:54)
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