Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lent the Good Times Roll

Yes, today starts Lent, which has all sorts of historical roots that go much deeper than I care to at this particular moment. You can google it if you want more information. For me, personally, it's a time to sacrifice some things that I really need to be willing to give up anyway. It's just a good way to jump-start a good habit.

So this year I'm really challenging myself. I'm giving up:
  • sweets. Ugh - it will take some time to figure out what to eat in their place.
  • daytime weekday tv. I'm not a huge soap opera fan, but if I have the tv on during the day, tuned to sci fi or whatever, I find I get much less accomplished.
  • eating after 8 PM. This is gonna be tricky, since sometimes Paul doesn't get home from work until late, which tends to push back our dinner time.
  • nagging my husband. That's sort of a nutshell - there's more to it. I want/need to build him up and encourage him more, and that starts with not being negative toward him.

When Lent is over, on Easter, it's my hope that instead of gladly induldging in these activities on a regular basis once again, they will have by habit fallen mostly by the wayside.

So here I am, laying it all out there for cyberaccountability. I have some friends who will hold me up to this in person (and you know who you are) but I'll try to give regular blog reports on how well I'm sticking to this.

The next few weeks should be very interesting.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there! I'll pray for you (AND hold you accountable! lol) Love ya, Sassy

Martha said...

Go Girl.. Go! You can do it!! You know where I stand (grinning). So proud.. gulp...

Ohh and day 2... sigh.. I blew it! I drank soda. Dude I have been up since 4:30 I NEEDED the caffeine for the safety of my family. Do you think God will accept my excuses?

T Widdy said...

Hey Amanda!

Guess what? I am expecting! Just found out last week. My estimated due date is October 14. Who knows...I just might have a Halloween baby!