Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LENT and then some

I decided this year that I wanted to give this whole Lent thing a try. I can live without something for 40+ days, but what could I give up that would be difficult and that would present many times of temptations along the way...make it worth my while and help me in turn. Meat? No, that's too easy. Sugar? No, that's too impossible. I've got it...SODA!! (which sadly includes my beloved Coke). Booo.

So far this week has been good. I have only had a few moments where I have stared into the fridge at the vegetable bin, which in now the soda bin, a few times...mouth watering and wanting.
Only 40 more days, but I'm thinking I may push this to May 4th, my birthday, and then celebrate with an ice cold Coke and a Sprite float.
Here's to 50 more days!


The Baker Family said...

you are dumb.
who would ever try not to have a coke?
what a waste of 40+ days...


John said...

Did you know that "the six Sundays in this period are not counted because each one represents a 'mini-Easter,' a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death"? I heard that on the radio last week, and just verified it through Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent)

Six days a week doesn't sound too bad if you get one free day!

Amy said...

You can do it! (imagine me with saying it like the guy from Water Boy)

I think you are awesome.

Becky said...

Good luck! And since I can still have soda, what kind of ice cream do you put in a Sprite float??

Brett And Tiffani said...

you are too funny! I glad I don't have a soda issue. I gave up soda in high school. I definitely think you should celebrate on your birthday!