Things I missed while on Lent...Life cereal (of processed food, this was one of the biggies I missed), Chocolate Ovaltine (choc. milk), and Brummel and Brown spread.
Otherwise, this Lent seemed to not be as difficult as I thought it would be. mainly because much of what i was doing were things we had pretty much already implemented long before this lent. Therefore, it wasn't as rewarding as it has been in other years. I think the reason it wasn't as difficult was because it didn't cut off all sweets. This is where I typically struggle, and although I could only have all "whole sweets", I still found plenty of ways to find them.
There were some surprises along the way...like our "Seneca" brand apple sauce, who knew that they put HFC's (high fructose corn syrup) in there, or Raisin Bran???
Pretty crazy! I will continue on my ban of HFC's which I was delighted to find that Jelly Belly's are made with just sugar, no HFC's. I have eaten a ton of them since easter but really...who needs that much sugar?
Now, because I didn't get the wonderful high of knowing I had totally banned sweets from my life for 40 days, I will begin anew this next week. This time I will be doing the no junk food during the week policy. Mon-Fri, no junk food...Sat and Sunday are free days.
So, let's hear how everyone did??? Did you do it? If you slipped did you start up again? Did you learn something about yourself or something you had to give up?
If you were a Lent participant, and if you feel you really gave it a good go. Email me with your address and I will mail you your lent finisher prize.
You must list what you gave up and how it went.
email me at colletted @yahoo.com (without the space, I just don't want a ton of spam mail).
I hope that it was rewarding for you and if you are up for my next challenge, get ready it begins next Monday.