I have bid adieu to lots of yumminess since the start of baking this bun in the oven. I haven’t been involved with these items since November (other than in a dream or 2), but I am still counting them as my sacrifices for Lent. What? They are ALL sacrifices. TRUST. (We’re trying to get to church more regularly for Lent, too, so GET OFF MY BACK!)
Disclaimer: I am not at all suggesting that everyone needs to give up all of the items below. I, as every pregnant woman must, have made some decisions according to what feels right for ME. [Of course, always consult your doctor with specific health-related questions!]
I, personally, find comfort in being able to control some part of this pregnancy. If control = abstaining from some silly food items and/or delicious drinks for a few months practically a year…so be it. It’s worth the peace of mind.
What I miss on the official How-Much-I-Miss-It Scale –
Deli meat/hot dogs
Alcohol (honest? at times this crosses the “HELP ME, I NEED IT NOW…” line!)
HELP ME, I NEED IT NOW…
Caffeine…caffeinated beverages, that is [chocolate is still ALL MINE]
Soft cheeses – goat, feta, blue cheese, fresh mozzarella, etc. (ugh – I miss it!!!)
What I’m Still Indulging In (that many say I shouldn’t) –
Beverages with artificial sweeteners like Vitamin Water, diet caffeine free soda, light lemonade, etc. (water is SO.BORING all of the time) – I’ve gotten better with this, but still am NOT abstaining from artificial sweeteners
Getting my hair highlighted (feeling good is important, especially when you’re losing your waistline)
HOT showers – I cannot help it
I’m sure I’m forgetting lots – I do have pregnancy brain.
C’mon Friday – we’re almost there!
p.s. It was 78° today and the next 3 days are forecasted to be 81°, 79°, and 75°. No snow storms here, New York!