It hasn't been nearly as hard as I feared it would be, though I haven't really lost any weight like I hoped I might, either. To be fair, I haven't really been eating less or necessarily healthier, just no fast food. This is really only a big deal for me because I eat out nearly every day for lunch. I want to cut fast food out of that scenario, so that I either go somewhere and enjoy lunch, bring lunch to work, or come home and fix something quick.
(Obviously, my Lenten resolution is not necessarily related to worship or Biblical reasoning. Fast food is not symbolic for sin or anything deep like that. As Methodists, we don't place a lot of emphasis on the traditional "fasting" during Lent, but many of us choose to give up something anyway. I am taking this opportunity for motivation to cut something unhealthy out of my life...that's my deep religious explanation!)
Anyway...the little experiment has been going well, and I have actually enjoyed eating at home more often. It's kind of fun to challenge myself to find different things to eat.
Sundays are "feast days" during Lent, so it's considered a day to indulge in whatever you are foregoing. Technically, that means I could have fast food on Sundays, but I find I still don't really want...which hopefully means I will be able to keep this up after Lent ends!
We typically have Sunday dinner with my best friend and her family, along with my mom and aunt. This week, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and our desire to be at home, and we grilled at our house after church. We had a great time, and Addison and Mackenzie had a blast playing with Wyatt and Brenna. I could get used to this at-home stuff!
Our cuties practicing their bubbles
Mackenzie, again...Addison doesn't like to stand still these days
Addison playing in Brenna's carrier...she's a little obsessed with it!
Blurry...but look how excited Addison is to be "holding" Brenna
Mackenzie "sleeping" in the carrier
Mackenzie & Brenna
Couldn't resist a kiss
Addison & Brenna
Mackenzie and her tricycle
Addison, trying to get her blanket arranged just right
Question for you: Can you tell my girls apart in the pictures I post? I am going to do a post soon with some of the differences, but I'm curious if anyone already has it figured out? (There's no obvious trick to look for, by the way!)