Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lent 2016

With the Lenten season starting tomorrow, I wanted to share what I'm giving up this year.

I'm doing my traditional thing and giving up pop. I've really fallen off the wagon with this one lately and have been drinking far too much pop. I hope avoiding it for the next  6 weeks will help me get back to only drinking it occasionally.

I usually give up chocolate as well, but this year I decided to really challenge myself.  This year, I'm giving up all sweets. That's right, no cookies, no cake, no ice cream, no candy. I hoping this will help me eliminate a lot of needless sugar from my diet. I anticipate I'll be eating a lot of fruit to fill my sweet cravings.

M and I are also giving up eating out this year. We do make exceptions for if someone else wants to buy us a meal or if we use a gift card. Basically, we're trying to eliminate spending money on meals when we can eat at home.

Here's hoping that our Lenten sacrifices can help us develop new habits.