Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What to Give Up

Today marks the beginning of Lent. I have been thinking of what I can give up. Some years I stick to it and others I fail miserably.

One year I gave up sex. I did awesome that year. Of course I was single and I never had any propositions for one night stands, which I probably would have declined anyway. Although someone did point out that I should have given up my own "self indulgence" instead. That is just plain crazy. I would have failed miserably.

I have given up soda and chocolate before. Soda was easy, but I didn't last with the chocolate. I could give up one of these, but I want something challenging and I don't drink alot of soda. Oh and I gave up chocolate earlier this year for another reason. I will have to write a post on that to get everyone up to date. So I finally came up with giving up fried food. This should be a challenge since I love me some french fries.

There is a second motive to giving up the fried food. Weight loss before big Wedding in October. Gotta look my best. What will you be giving up or if you aren't giving up anything, what should you give up?

10 comments:

Slick said...

I don't really know what Lent is but if I have to give up my XBox, somebody better put me on suicide watch. Seriously.

Do you have to give up something for a whole year?

Reba said...

Lent is basically the time before Jesus was killed and rose again. Most know it as a time right before Easter. I only have to give up something until Easter. Oh and also there is no meat eating on Fridays either. Hence all the Fish Frys.

Lisa said...

I'm no longer catholic but still during Lent I make it a point to do something special during those days... And to try to keep the habit. One year, I decided I'd do a good deed every day. After Lent, I kept it going (for a few years now). This year, its joining a bible study...

But good luck on giving up fried foods. Hope it goes well for you!

weatherchazer said...

My co-worker and I had this conversation yesterday...she's giving up pasta- I'm saying water, since I drink so much of it :) Maybe I should do fried foods instead, would make a lot more sense!

Mikala said...

Fried foods is a good one!

I haven't figured mine out yet...ugh!

Slick said...

Ah, makes sense. I never thought about why the fish frys.

See? I'm learning stuff :)

slackermommy said...

I'm giving up french fries which I've done before and cheated. I'm going to do my best to stick to it this time because my kid's are watching. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Steven Novak said...

How about giving up blogging?

Challege yourself. ;)

Steve~

Slick said...

Hey...come on, post something girl!

This isn't going to be your lent thingy is it?? Hope not...

honkeie2 said...

I gave up religon ever since I left chatolik skool. Its not my bag babie.