Day 4 of fast-
It’s not going too bad, for the most part it has been pretty easy. Although yesterday I was tempted by one of the Mexican ladies at work. She brought in chicken empanadas which are a deep fried taco that you smother in mole sauce. The sauce is hot like fiyah! So, you have to cut it with some mayo. They are deelish. I was complaining to a co-worker, “she hasn’t brought in empanadas in almost a year!! Why today??” But, I was good, and politely declined. Work is usually the fast/diet sanctuary because I can only eat what I bring. We have no cafeteria, no vending machines, there are no restaurants close by, so it’s usually a breeze. No temptations. There are just the rare empanada-doughnut-bagel days. It’s fun though, the snob in me loves to refuse to eat a doughnut, especially in front of a group. It allows me to look down my nose at the weak souls, slaves to their own wants and desires! Ha!
The posti/Lenten diet is a nice change of pace though. It forces me to get out of my daily habits and try new foods and recipes. I have been eating a lot of crab meat, which I love, and vegetables. It’s great. The other night I made a mustard and white wine vinegar sauce to go with some crab meat, to make a crab salad, and it was pretty good. Were it not for the fast, I wouldn’t have done it.
Four days to go.