Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lent

Pray for me. I'm going to give up desserts for Lent.

I love desserts. Cake, pie, cookies, chocolate, ice cream - you name it, I want it.

Today I ate lunch at TGI-Fridays. Oh, my. I have a new weakness...it's their "Cinnadunkers," these little donuts covered in cinnamon with cream cheese dipping sauce! Wow, are they good! I ate the whole order all by myself.

I walked out of there resolved to stop eating desserts. I hope to keep it up beyond Easter, but that's my goal right now. Lent doesn't begin until February 21, but I'm starting NOW!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Don't forget - Lent is the 40 days before Easter, not including Sundays so on Sunday you can take a Sabbath from your Lenten fast. It makes it a little more doable!

Mike said...

Oh yeah! Thanks for the reminder... and the excuse!

Pam said...

So, is giving up desserts a spiritual excercise or a reaction to over-eating donuts? I've been doing the same thing but my reason is to loose weight not a spiritual fast. Just wondering.

Mike said...

I'm just using Lent as a motivation to do something for purely physical reasons. I'm trying to cut back on sweets to reduce my cholesterol and lose a few pounds. If I can make it to Easter, who knows, I may keep it going!

The Williams Family said...

So, does this mean that we are going to need to come up with an alternative snack on Tuesday nights at LIFE group gatherings? :o) You did say "no desserts"...I don't know if I will ever have the courage or the resolve to give up sweets! :o)

S.B.C. said...

I don’t know if I like the new “Lenten Fast” diet plan. It’s like a regular old diet but done under the guise of spiritual discipline. Correct me if I’m wrong but part of the discipline of a Lenten fast is to parallel the journey of Christ to the cross and through the resurrection. The practice of a Lenten fast should be in part the taking up of one’s cross. I don’t know that not picking up a Krispy Kreme constitutes taking up one’s cross.
Diet away, but call it a diet. I think in light of the vanity that pervades our culture a Lenten Fast from rigorous exercise and working out might be more appropriate.

S.B.C. said...

just kidding, Mike. That was me, Scott. I hope your diet goes better than mine!

Mike said...

Whew! I thought I was going to have to rebuke a Christian brother and tell him to lighten up!!