Faster fasting fastest

Day one

I have given up carbs for Lent.

After bulking up on sticky buns and Fastelavn rolls it is not easy, going cold turkey.

They say you can cure a carb craving by drinking your fill of lemon tea. The sourness will help squelch the desire for sticky buns and sweet rolls.

That is really the evil behind Fat Tuesday. One day of compete and utter indulgence so the sacrifice seems even more dramatic.

So, 5 cups of sour hot water later I am still longing for the taste of something sweet.  It will probably be gone tomorrow or worse case by Friday.

Happy Lent!

Ode to Duty
by William Wordsworth

Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
O Duty! if that name thou love
Who art a light to guide, a rod
To check the erring, and reprove;
Thou, who art victory and law
When empty terrors overawe;
From vain temptations dost set free;
And calm’st the weary strife of frail humanity!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To humbler functions, awful Power!
I call thee: I myself commend
Unto thy guidance from this hour;
Oh, let my weakness have an end!
Give unto me, made lowly wise,
The spirit of self-sacrifice;
The confidence of reason give;
And in the light of truth thy Bondman let me live!

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