Lent isn't something typically observed within my particular denomination. However, more often than not I will choose to "give something up" during this season. Usually it's a vice of some sort, and this year is no different.
This year, I'm giving up my three biggest (junk) food vices: Goldfish, Cheez-its and Cinnamon Life. While not exactly the tastiest or most glamorous of foods, they're the three things I reach for most often when it's 3:00 and the kids have been particularly rambunctious. It'll be a bit of a challenge as these foods are a constant presence in our pantry (Little Foot eats one or two of them every. single. day), but I think it's certainly doable.
It's my hope that by eliminating these foods, I will return to a more mindful way of eating. Stop shoving empty calories into my mouth every time a stressful situation arises, and instead take those moments to reflect on my blessings.
(And yes, I do hope that giving up these foods will also help me "give up" these 12 dang pounds that have managed to hang onto my frame since the holidays.)
So to you beloved Goldfish, Cheez-its and Cinnamon Life, I say: au revior...for now :)
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