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Old Feb 5, '10, 12:03 pm
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Default Meal for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Greetings all,

Lent is fast approaching and I was wanting to see what everyone normally eats each year on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday for their one full meal. Since these are days to fast and abstain, what do you all normally do for your one full meal? Do you also eat maybe a snack sometime during the day as well?

Last year on each of these days I simply drank water all day until supper time that evening. I then had a veggie sub from subway and a small bag of chips and drank some iced tea from home. I'm a bachelor and live alone so I don't really have anyone that can cook for me, and am not a big cook myself.

So what do you normally do on these days? What's your eating schedule for fasting and abstaining?
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There must be tuna casserole!
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So what do you normally do on these days? What's your eating schedule for fasting and abstaining?
My 'normal' has had to change, significantly, as I am both hypoglycemic and severely anemic (One year, I tried to fast, and nearly passed out.... not a good thing at all )

Yogurt for breakfast
Grill Cheese Sandwich for lunch
Garden salad for dinner (lettuce, cheese, sunflower seeds, beets, hard boiled eggs, salad dressing)

NO SNACKS on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday (at least, I try not to snack)

No sodas or other 'fun beverages'
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just to clarify, when I say "snack", I'm referring to the small "meal" or "meals" one can have on these days that do not equal the size of one full meal

I personally limit myself to just water and the one full meal on these days, normally eating my one full meal at night after sunset.

Excellent quote in your sig by the way Apryl.
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I have a small bottle of V8 at some point during the day. If I am feeling blah, I *might* add an apple half at some point too. Then, dinner is a tuna sandwich (and as mentioned, the obligatory casserole at least once) or maybe some skewers of tempeh or pasta with a little meatless marinara. Often I will also have a roll or slice of bread too. No dessert! LOL

I think you have to "feel it". The "2 small meals and one regular meal" is what I would eat any day; hardly "fasting" for me.
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My 'normal' has had to change, significantly, as I am both hypoglycemic and severely anemic (One year, I tried to fast, and nearly passed out.... not a good thing at all )

Yogurt for breakfast
Grill Cheese Sandwich for lunch
Garden salad for dinner (lettuce, cheese, sunflower seeds, beets, hard boiled eggs, salad dressing)

NO SNACKS on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday (at least, I try not to snack)

No sodas or other 'fun beverages'

This is a very good menu idea---Thanks!
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I am also hypoglycemic and anemic, so double thanks!
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Faux burgers and the like from Morningstar Farms (usually available in the breakfast section of the frozen foods) are Lenten staples.

They get me in and out of the kitchen in a hurry.
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Faux burgers and the like from Morningstar Farms (usually available in the breakfast section of the frozen foods) are Lenten staples.

They get me in and out of the kitchen in a hurry.
Another great idea!!! Tks!
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These are all great ideas!

I'm not a good candidate to post any comments to this thread. I consider the purpose of fasting to concentrate on God. But when I fast strictly I'm usually concentrating on thoughts about food or my empy stomach instead of thinking about Him. To me, that misses the whole point.

Since my husband and I have been lacto-ovo vegetarians for over 24 years now, we consider absence of meat and fish to be normal. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday we just eat simpler food and in less amounts than we usually do on regular days. I want to be free to concentrate on God rather than on what I'm eating or not eating.
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So what do you normally do on these days? What's your eating schedule for fasting and abstaining?
I try to be sober. I take fruits like banana and orange and also eat bread with margarine.
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Greetings all,

Lent is fast approaching and I was wanting to see what everyone normally eats each year on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday for their one full meal. Since these are days to fast and abstain, what do you all normally do for your one full meal? Do you also eat maybe a snack sometime during the day as well?

Last year on each of these days I simply drank water all day until supper time that evening. I then had a veggie sub from subway and a small bag of chips and drank some iced tea from home. I'm a bachelor and live alone so I don't really have anyone that can cook for me, and am not a big cook myself.

So what do you normally do on these days? What's your eating schedule for fasting and abstaining?
I usually go to a restaurant for a fish dinner. Grilled, not fried. This about 8:30 PM. (From 6:30 PM - 8 PM I am at Celebrate Recovery). For my snack I usually get a tuna melt at 2 PM, just after my noon AA meeting.

This, by the way, is my eating schedule, fasting days or not. Something small at 2 PM, and dinner in the evening sometime. Tea (with milk, never lemon) for inbetween times. This in keeping with the CFP requirement of two meals a day and no snacks. I seem to be doing well enough.
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Faux burgers and the like from Morningstar Farms (usually available in the breakfast section of the frozen foods) are Lenten staples.

They get me in and out of the kitchen in a hurry.
I love those things.

Trader Joe's has some good vegetable pot stickers too, for very quick veg meals.
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not Long John Silver, the line will be miles long

Ash Wed probably my usually boiled egg and a tomato or V8 for breakfast, with a sprouted-grain toast & cheese. For lunch, my usual salad with tuna or salmon on top, for supper it will be CCD night so probably an Atkins shake. I will check my sugar when I get home and if it is low I will eat PB&J or cereal. Pretty much the same as any other Wednesday. Friday is usually yogurt, berries and hi-protein cereal for breakfast, bean soup and salad for lunch, fish for supper but that is what I eat most of the year. I don't fast per se I am diabetic and eat according to my blood sugar, which at least at present is pretty stable. Don't eat a lot of meat since DH is a veg-head.
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Perhaps ironically, this thread is making me hungry.
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