After posting about Lent yesterday and having some time to think and talk to a few friends, I still had no idea what I was going to “give up” this year.
But then it hit me…I shouldn’t be searching for “bad things” to give up like the occasional diet soda or my strange fascination with tortilla chips…no.
I also considered giving up television and the internet but I still need the weather reports.
Rather, I should be giving up something I love, something that I see every day. Something I have become dependent on.
I also read Heather’s latest post where she decided to give up Stevia during Lent because it is something she has been using often and as she so eloquently put it: “That’s the whole point of Lent right – to give up something you love?”
So, in honor of those two amazing bloggers, I will now tell you what I have decided to give up. This is going to be hard…
FOR LENT, I AM GIVING UP BARS!
No, not the places, I’m not big on those anyway. I mean these:
I’m a little late getting started as I have one Larabar in my bag to eat today.
When is Easter? April 4, 2010.
So starting tomorrow (Feb. 20) through April 4, I’m giving up bars!
What am I going to learn from this?
- To be more creative with my snacks
- To spend less money since I buy bars that are at least $1/each
- Eat more whole foods as snacks
- That I can go this long without eating bars!
I’ve enjoyed reading the responses of what you all are giving up. Keep ’em coming!