Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lenten Sacrifices

I know we are well into the Lenten season but I forgot to blog about this! :)

If you know me, you know that every year I dread   look forward to Lent. I give up my MOST favorite things in the whole world...Dr. Pepper and SWEETS!  I'm not the nicest person the first week but I get nicer as the time goes on..promise!  Ask Jill. :)

Anyway, well this year I wanted to up the Ante.  A cousin of mine gave up fast food and I thought to myself "hmmm...that would be hard, I could never do it!"  But then I talked to myself into giving that up too!!!!!!!  I know, I'm crazy.  But as I thought about it, I can't drink DP anyway and let's be honest, a Whataburger and fries doesn't taste right unless you are drinking a SODA!  So it made sense to me.  So the rules are if there is a drive-thru window, I can't eat there.  This is also helped me start cooking more...well at least think about it. LOL!  It's so easy to be lazy and just pick something up.  Believe me, I do it ALL the time.  Well now I can't, so we eat at home more.  I think I will continue to give up fast food in the years to come. AND...I lost 3 lbs. SERIOUSLY!! And I wasn't even trying.  Which is a wake up call because all that good ass greasy food must not be good for me.  Who knew?

I have 31 days left to go and it hasn't been TOO bad yet. I constantly crave my Dr. Pepper though.  Food just doesn't taste right without it.  I drink tea or water and they just don't cut it.  BUT it's all about sacrificing and that's what I'm doing.  It does make me feel good afterward.  My mommy raised a good catholic! :)

What did you give up?

1 comment:

  1. Serena Gutierrez-LopezMarch 24, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    This year was the first year in a long time that I have given up anything for Lent. As, you know I am not a Catholic. However, I am a believer and I felt this year was the year that I was going to participate in this tradition. So, I gave up White floured food, sweets and red meat. CRAZY! I am a carb addict and now there is nothing else to eat. However, my husband Alex keeps trying to convince me that your grandmother gave him a free pass once a week and so we should continue that tradition. WHA! But, it has been really hard and I must admit the few slip ups. But, I think I might just add fast food to my list of "givers ups". I think this should be a life changing thing for me. However, convincing my hubby is a whole other ball game. Serena