As you may remember for Lent we gave up the following things....
Z--Candy Mommy and Daddy--refined sugar and tried to limit natural sugars like maple syrup and honey Mommy--facebook Family--The Microwave
I am proud to say that we did really well!!!
Candy--Z only had one lollipop during Lent (from the Barber) and this happened to be on a Sunday which is the day you are allowed to "cheat". He told me he will not be giving up candy again.....we shall see :)
Sugar--Scott and I did really well at home with eliminating sugar and avoided it in sweets when we were out and about. The only refined sugars we consumed were at restaurants in sauces and breads and at family and friend's houses. There was some withdrawl symptoms at first but after about a week or two I rarely craved sugar. On Easter I did have a handful of jellybeans but the plan is to keep on with the plan to reduce sugar :)
facebook--It was hard at first but after awhile I really didn't miss it and was glad to not have the distraction. I will admit that I did "Like" a few pages on facebook when entering different blog giveaways, I checked out my best friend's pregnancy announcement photo and did go on to do some business for a friend (I run her facebook page) but other than that I was off for the duration. I have only been on it once since Lent ended and was only on for about 3 minutes. I really hope to continue to only check it once and awhile and not get sucked back in.
Microwave--For about a week I would go to the spot where it use to be and think, "Oh yeah...it's gone." After that time I got over it, got creative and figured out alternative ways to heat things up. Over all we don't miss it and though it might take me a little longer to heat something up, I am happy to do so to avoid the harmful effects of the microwave. Another benefit is that I have one less thing to clean!!
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.