Friday, March 11, 2011

Lent

This year for lent I wanted to give up something meaningful that could be a constant reminder of the Easter season and all that it entails (that is the general idea, right?).  In order for this whole 'lent thing' to work, I would have to give up something I love and do often.  Hmmm...I thought about giving up exercise, but then I remembered I don't do that anyways.  Then I thought about giving up coffee, but in all honesty I could do that pretty easily.  Then I thought about giving up vegetables.  Now that would be really noble, right? Ahhh, bummer...not really.  So this lead me to the insane notion to give up diet soda (all soda really but I only drink diet coke).  You are probably thinking, "What!?!?! That is crazy????".  I know, I know...this is HUGE!   For those of you who spend any time with me at all know that I am a diet coke junkie.  I pretend that I'm not but I totally am.  About 6 hours in I knew this was going to be SO TOUGH on me.   So far I find myself drinking a lot of water and doing a lot of dreaming about soda.  It sort of reminds me of being pregnant the first time when I followed all the rules of pregnancy explicitly.  So, that is where I'm at.  Craving soda but thankful for the CONSTANT reminder of Easter and what Jesus did on the cross. 

4 comments:

erik w/a "k" said...

Tara!!! Nice one. That is really cool. Way to go on choosing something that you really love. I am praying that you are reminded of Jesus' sacrifice every time you open your fridge or wherever you keep those little cans hidden.

Liz Schaecher said...

Wow, that is going to be tough, but you can do it!!

Jeni said...

Oh yay...you really did blog! So good to see you on Saturday!

Denee said...

Good for you! I'm proud of you! That's tough... i'm giving up ice cream... I'm used to having it almost every night! (no wonder I can't lose the baby weight!) lol ...miss you!