Last year for Lent I gave up drinking any and all forms of alcohol. I somehow lived through this trying time and came through on the other side, well…thirsty.
I don’t even really remember last spring or how I managed to pull this off without going insane, as mama likes her nightly glass of wine, but hubby says I was extremely cranky toward the end and well, we all know what that’s husband code for.
This year for Lent we both gave up Cokes and sodas of all varieties and it really hasn’t been too bad except for a couple of weeks ago when I saw a 3-year-old chugging on an 18-ounce of Coke at a birthday party like she was swigging moonshine. I was tempted to take it from her.
I’ve also given up the elevator at work and I’m taking the stairs. Now before you get too impressed you should know that I work on the second floor of my building.
All this sacrifice must be paying off, though, because this morning I weighed and I’ve lost almost 6 pounds since December 31. OK so maybe it’s more like 5 point something pounds. I’ll TAKE IT.
Some people have a food baby, I apparently have a Coca Cola baby in my belly.
Now if I can continue to stay strong until Easter I may have this muffin top thing whipped.
Did you give up anything for Lent? And no, we’re not Catholic. I just like the idea of a little motivational Jesus action to help me give up some bad health habits.