I remember someone asking if anyone was observing Lent this year, so I figured I'd put these two in a different post.
For Lent this year, I have decided to go back onto Phase 1 of South Beach, and merge into Phase 2 after 2 or 3 weeks. That means I have to cut out all breads, potatoes, rice and other grains, pasta, fruit, and sugar from my system, as well as carrots and corn for at least 2 weeks.
For Ash Wednesday, I tried to go vegetarian, because I have to be in the mood for fish these days.
Result: I'd make a very bad vegetarian, and ended up making a bowl of tuna salad for supper, but I didn't eat "meat", so I succeeded in that. I give major props to all of you vegetarians and vegans. I will not be "Fasting" on Fridays, because only being able to eat seafood in Southern Louisiana is NOT penance. (That and I'm not Catholic, so while I was raised celebrating Lent, my mom was pretty casual about Fridays.)
Less speaking, more fooding.
Mixed Lettuce salad with thinly sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, sesame salt, cheddar cheese, and mixed nuts, with a bear bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing.
I should have included more cucumbers and some hummus for this to be more filling than it was. Lesson learned.( Collapse )