On our date Friday night, I was really craving some dessert so I asked Kent to find out the official end date of Lent. When he asked if I was more sympathetic to Eastern Orthodox or Catholic beliefs, I sided with Catholic. I should have gone Greek because it turns out their Lent ended a week ago. But I decided to hold out until Saturday with the Catholic tradition. In the first 24 hours of my broken sugar fast I've had a bar and a drop cookie, pie with ice cream, a bit of candy, and crumb cake for breakfast; there is a lemon cake baking in my oven as I type. Dessert is an integral part of gatherings!
Here's how my fast went. After the first few days, I didn't have many cravings, except on date nights, until the last few days of the fast when I really wanted some chocolate ice cream. I only ate fix or six squares of chocolate, and I actually found my liking of chocolate dropped a little. (I plan to regain lost ground there.) I now love snacking on nuts, popcorn, and sometimes some herbal peppermint tea. I do feel that my out-of-control appetite for sweets is gone and I am happy to report that it is easy for me to take just one helping of dessert and then feel sugared out. We'll see how long it lasts!