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Lent starts tomorrow (Wednesday)

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Elasticwoman · 21/02/2007 00:00

Who's giving up chocolate?
Who's giving up crisps?
Who's giving up alcohol?
It's called fasting for 40 days. Good for the soul and may have slimming side effects.

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Catbabymummy · 21/02/2007 07:03

Me! Is this where I can get some encouragement - really need to lose some weight.
To this end I'm giving up the following:
Chocolate
Crisps
Biscuits
Cakes & puddings
Junk food
Bread (at least cut down drastically)
Takeaways and high fat/calorie ready meals.

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Elasticwoman · 21/02/2007 11:26

That's an awful lot to remember, Catbabymummy. Won't you get brain overload?

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Elasticwoman · 21/02/2007 12:03

the longer you do without chocolate, the less you want it I find (after the first few days). But it is in many foods and the difficult thing is to remember.

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Catbabymummy · 21/02/2007 19:23

Nope I won't have a problem remembering this lot, it's just avoiding the temptation!

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Elasticwoman · 21/02/2007 20:10

What treats will you have instead?

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Catbabymummy · 21/02/2007 20:57

Mullerlight, Skinny Cow Ice cream lollies and lots of fruit

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Mumbojumbo · 21/02/2007 21:51

Giving up:

Cake
Biscuits
Crisps
Alcohol
Chocolate
Take aways

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Catbabymummy · 22/02/2007 07:04

It's not just me then, Mumbojumbo!
How dud yesterday go? I did well, I was offered a chocolate cookie and I turned it down...

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Elasticwoman · 22/02/2007 09:00

Instead of chocolate, crisps or alcohol I'm going to have

tea
coffee
So-Du-Ko puzzles
water (still feeling dry after 2 glasses of wine Tuesday night)
MN.

Not sure what to do with half a bottle of wine staring balefully at me in the kitchen. Dh won't drink it.

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Catbabymummy · 22/02/2007 14:18

Oooh I haven't been playing with my DS lately, that has Sudoku on it.
HAd to resist an even bigger temptation today, shortcake fingers, my favourite! And hubby offered to take me out for dinner on Saturday, but I told him no, we are being good!

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Elasticwoman · 22/02/2007 17:34

Catmb - v heroic! A lioness among felines. But here is some even better Good News.

Lent is supposed to be 40 days, but between Ash Wed and Easter Sunday is about 46 days. So, all Sundays count as days off from Lent! It's true, heard it on R4 today. So dh could take you out on Sunday! And I can finish off that bottle of red on Sunday too.

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Mumbojumbo · 22/02/2007 18:07

So far so good. DH is having a take away on Saturday evening but I'm off out so I'll not be anywhere near it!

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Catbabymummy · 22/02/2007 20:14

Yes I did just post about the whole Sunday cop out earlier in this thread...

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Elasticwoman · 23/02/2007 09:18

Can't find a post from you on this thread about Sunday cop-out Catmb.

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Catbabymummy · 23/02/2007 12:09

I put it on another thread I think, can't remember. It was one of the curates at my church that told me, he is a self-confessed chocoholic.
So how is everyone doing today, nearly gave in at had a biscuit, but told me no!
Next Monday I'll have the weekly student bible study group (DH & I supervise) and we bring the snacks, I have offered to bring some nuts and fruit for those giving up chocolate, biscuits and crisps to help them (and me!) avoid temptation!

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Elasticwoman · 23/02/2007 15:59

I am holding out so far and have told the children am not buying them crisps or chocolate either! Although they are welcome to make choc chip cookies if they like. (It's half term here).

I host a house group Catmb but after the first time never offered anything to eat, because no one ate it and I was left with trays of biscuits and other nibbles. They all drink wine or water. No one even wants tea or coffee, which is nice and easy for me. Apparently St Paul said something about a glass of wine for the health. Anyway we don't meet in Lent as there are other Lent groups around.

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Catbabymummy · 23/02/2007 17:37

We supply tea, coffee and squash, which the students are more than happy with.
The crisps and biscuits are always gratefully received - but I suppose they are students!

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Elasticwoman · 23/02/2007 21:08

Today was a culinary first for me: beetroot and potato rostis. Not 100% successful I have to say, but edible and they were all eaten up. I mention it because eating something you don't usually have is a good way of taking your attention away from ....er ... turning stones into bread (esp garlic bread).

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Catbabymummy · 23/02/2007 21:55

Mmmmmm garlic bread...

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Elasticwoman · 23/02/2007 23:29

Garlic is v good for you of course. And wards off vampires.

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Catbabymummy · 24/02/2007 09:16

Oh dear dreamt about chocolate and biscuits last night!!
Still, have been any how.
How is everyone this morning?

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Elasticwoman · 24/02/2007 21:08

I refused a 5 oclock snifter. But I might weaken tomorrow as it's Sunday.

Found the first Jersey Royals of the season today. So there's a treat for tomorrow.

At least you're sleeping Catmb, and not lying awake salivating.

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Catbabymummy · 25/02/2007 17:54

I did eat a couple of biscuits today, but on the whole have been good.What the heck it's Sunday!!

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