I don’t normally give up anything for Lent. It’s not that I don’t believe in God but I am just too selfish and lazy.
Making the decision as to what to give up was difficult in itself. Do I give up something easy, something that will
not cause me real levels of stress or something that will probably be difficult and I keep thinking of cutting out anyway?
The list of potentials began cheese, wine, vodka, sweets, coke (fizzy stuff not powdered!) internet access, television, car, bread, sarcasm! All have potential!
Now to whittle them down:
Cheese: potentially on the shortlist I eat far too much but would have to replace it with something!
Wine: to be honest I don’t drink it too much but I do binge when I do and suffer for it later.
Vodka: mmm might need to rethink this one.
Sweets: I love sweets but really I could cut these out.
Coke: definitely need to reduce my consumption of this product.
Internet access: this will affect the whole family and then I would have to cope with four times the amount of stress for not having it do that’s this one ruled out.
Television: I have too many series to keep up with especially now Walking Dead, The Originals, The Americans and so many more. I think it would take me weeks sat in front of the television to catch up. This one is therefore ruled out.
Car. Potentially I could do this but Tuesdays would be a nightmare. Too many places kids need to be in to shorter periods. Ruled out.
Bread: now this one showed me most promise. I should give this up for a variety of reasons to see if I get less bloating cutting out wheat. To cut down on the C’s carbs and calories.
Decision made! I decided I was giving up BREAD.
Now on day 5 I have realised how difficult this is. It’s not just sandwiches it’s the whole hog that means bread and associated products so sliced breads, rolls, baguettes, pizza, bagels, pain au chocolate. Do I take it as far as wraps, crumpets and fruit loaf?
Not sure where to draw the line.
35 days and counting until I can eat this.