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Tempted To Cheat! February 28, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in boston marathon, Fat Tuesday, nutrition, Weight Loss.

I woke up this morning and found 6 boxes of girlscout cookies on the dining room table. They weren’t there when I went to bed! A friend of ours has two daughters who are girlscouts. Apparently, Phil didn’t know about my pact with my sister to give up sweets for lent! Either that or he just couldn’t resist a couple of cute kids.

They are in our freezer right now, out of sight, out of mind right? I feel like the guy in the movie “What It Takes.” He doesn’t keep any food in the house, so he won’t cheat.

The cookies are calling me! Should I keep my word? or support the scouts?


Fat Tuesday February 20, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in Fat Tuesday, Fitness Goals, healthy lifestyles.
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What is Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans, Louisiana, is famous for. “Gras” is French for fat and “Mardi” is French for Tuesday.

The annual festivities start on January 6, the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany, when the three kings are supposed to have visited the Christ Child, and build to a climax on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which always occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday. The parties and parades will continue until Lent begins at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday.

Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans. It is scheduled to occur 46 days before Easter. Since the actual date Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.

For two centuries it has been an annual event in New Orleans, except during the two World Wars.

I’m not a big celebrator of MardiGras, and I don’t really recommend pigging out and partying on “Fat Tuesday” However,I do think it’s kind of fun to give up something for a period of time. I guess Lent gives us a reason to do that even if we aren’t catholic.

My eating habbits have not been the best lately. In fact I came home today and ate my son’s left over pizza. It was Pizza Hut Meat Lover’s Garlic Cheese. Now, I’m feeling kind of fat!

I made a pact with my sister today. We are both giving up sweets. She is also giving up mashed potatoes. I don’t have a problem with potatoes, but I will struggle with giving up ice cream. Wow 45 days is a long time!