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.
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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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.
Everyday is a winding road/ I get a little bit closer/ Everyday is a faded sign/I get a little closer to feeling fine. -Sheryl Crow
Fall down seven times. Get up eight. -Japanese proverb.
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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.
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.
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 for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." God is good... All the time, All the time ... God is good. God's blessings to you.
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.
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.