Everything Ends Eventually

Hello my beautiful friends!! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! 
Easter Sunday marked the end of Lent and my Lenten Sacrifice
Those 40 days went by so fast and I am so proud of my self to sticking it out longer than a week. I went the entire 40 days without soda! I did cave and have a Coke Zero this past Monday, but it didn’t taste like I remember it. I believe that is a good thing! 

I slipped up in my sacrifice of meat. The Saturday before Easter (April 16th), my brother came over with the family to do some shopping and take me to dinner. I was supposed to meat them in the mall food court since I only had a 45 minute dinner break. Being vegetarian didn’t cross my mind, and my brother certainly didn’t think about it. When I got to the food court they had order our usual’s from Chick Fil-a. Four bites into my grilled Chicken Sandwich on Wheat I said “Aw, Crap!”.

Everything ends eventually!! But darn, I was so stinking close!!
I am keeping up with eliminating soda from my diet, that’s the best thing for me right now. 
 I am also going to keep meat in my diet, for now. Lean, organic meat for protein. Probably no more than two nights a week. I believe I will phase meat out again, I just need to be more confident in my abilities to branch out with other foods and sources of protein. I know I can do it. 

Being vegetarian is a lifestyle change. Just like losing weight and living a healthy, active life. 
Being vegetarian is not a weight loss answer, but it does change how you feel.
Being a vegetarian, even if just for a mere 40 days, changed my perspective on food. 

Books like Eating Animals by Jonathan Foer, and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair or shows like Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution always give me a quick wake up call about the food I put in my body.

Everything ends eventually, but I am excited for what is still to come! 


Have you made any big life or health changes lately? Do share!
What is a book, or show, that make you think (and re-think) about health, food, or life?

8 thoughts on “Everything Ends Eventually

  1. Ann

    Wow – it sounds like you've been doing great! I'm glad you've found some awesome lifestyle changes to incorporate into your weight-loss journey!! 🙂

  2. Sarahf

    For me, drinking soda is as much a habit as anything else. And we all know how hard it is to break bad habits… Good for you for managing it.

  3. Tracy Todd

    Congratulations on giving up soda! I think the meat slip up shouldn't disrail you. Slowly limit your intake of meat.. skip red meat maybe in the beginning and then, give up the beloved Chick Fil A much, much later…

  4. Amanda

    i try to eat meats that are free range and organic. it makes me feel better about it because i know there is just no way i am going to give up meat all together.

  5. Becky

    Don't stress about the one mix-up with meat. I'm SO impressed how well you did! I would have lasted about a week before having to cave. I love meat way too much!

    By the way–we are both in this together and no “i quits” from us, deal? We can do it, and we will get there! 🙂


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