Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fatter Tuesday

Laissez les bon temps rouler, y'all! It's Fat Tuesday, and this Catholic girl is ready for the discipline that comes with Lent. For me, it's a time to get myself back in control in many aspects of my life--spiritual, emotional, foodial (OK, so that's not a word, but you know what I mean).

I spent last weekend in beautiful New York City celebrating the upcoming nuptials of my best friend, Rebecca. Eight girls, lots of wine, yummy cupcakes, fabulous Italian food, laughter, fun and SNOW. Lots of snow. A Photo Phriday post is forthcoming, but for now, here's a preview shot of Rebecca and me in Times Square.
So, back to Lent. I'm still trying to decide what to give up. As a kid, I used to give up junk food. As I got older, it was fast food. When I started this blog in 2010 (it's been THREE years this month--can you believe it?), I gave up Diet Coke. Last year, I gave up going out to lunch during the week, which was a good way to stay disciplined.

I think Diet Coke and the lunches thing are my two options again this year, unless y'all can think of something better. I'm open to suggestions, but I need them by tomorrow. Vote now! It's totally up to you guys. Help! (NOTE: Poll removed because of weird layout effects. Thanks for your vote!)


Anonymous said...

I vote giving up negative criticism of yourself - use Lent to focus on all your positive achievements :-)

Alison said...

I voted for Diet Coke, because I abhor artificial sweeteners, but I think you should consider adding something positive for Lent. Whether it's about gratitude or faith or recognizing your achievements, and whether you move or write or meditate or whatever, use this disciplined time to add a good new habit to your life.

Dawn M. Stark said...

I say don't give up anything just do something extra or something fun everyday. You deprive yourself enough.

That's my vote and I'm sticking to it!

Can't wait to hear about NY!

Anonymous said...

I vote that you give up posting on Facebook 500 times a day. Maybe, you know, narrow it down to just like 50x a day. :-)