2/6/08

Tis the Season...

Before it was Christmouse, now it's Lent. Darn us Catholics! So I have to give something up to signify the whole sacrifice in the desert thing. I wracked my brain today thinking of what I could possibly give up...
  • The GDT (bahahhahaha - I've already gone off of it, kind of, thanks to work)
  • Blogging (Get bent)
  • Facebook (it's lost its appeal lately)
  • Junk Food (too cliche)
  • Fast Food (I haven't been eating out at all lately...well, with the exception of a trip to Wimpy's the other day...sigh. it was GOOD.)
  • Starbucks (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Why don't I just stop breathing?@?!?!?)
So I've decided to give up excuses. Excuses for not eating right, not measuring, not counting, not going to the gym, not running, not being accountable and not being mouse. So today I brought my lunch, my two point treats, my little container of carrots. I drank my 3L of water, I dragged my ass to the gym IN A FREAKIN SNOW STORM after work and then I went home and made dinner (after a stop off at the grocery store to pick up some WW bagels for brekkie). ...and I'll make my own starbucks coffee in the morning to avoid that dreaded pastry case. VICTORY WILL BE MINE, BITCHES!!!

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

YAY MOUSE! That is awesome! :0)

For Lent, I was going to give up my scale, but I decided to give up the numbers on the scale instead. (I still want my record of WIs, that is all.) So no peeking, no recording, and no stats for 40 days. I'll have my WI with my eyes closed and not let the WI ladies tell me how much I weigh and whether I gained or lost. I don't want the numbers to determine my happiness! :0)

Shrunk said...

Hmmmm, not sure what I should give up for Lent. I thought of my scale, but nope...can't live without it. Maybe Diet Pop, I do drink too many.

Superjayman's Battle of the Bulge said...

I love the idea of giving up excuses...maybe I will "steal" it from you!!!

Vickie said...

I have one child that is praying the rosary every day.

I have another child that is not watching TV/ movies/computer Monday - Thursday.

I working on DOING things to (rather than giving up things) during this season too.

Candace said...

I've given this a lot of thought and decided that lent really is about giving up bad habits or developing good ones (I guess it's just the flip side of the same coin, like giving up not doing something). Since the past 8.5 months I have made sooo many changes in the health section I wondered what areas of my life needed improvement. I decided to ensure that I give each of my family a hug, kiss and tell them each that I love them every day. You know it, you think it, but you don't always do it - why is that? It was hard to do with hubby yesterday 'cause he's been such an ass lately and I'm still upset with him. Tough giving that bit, but still letting them know they're not out of the doghouse yet.

Shirls said...

I like the giving up the excuses thing and sometimes I'm just grateful to be non-religous seems like a lot of guilt and pressure
;0)

Sara said...

yuck. giving stuff up - not my style well except for the 2 years in elementary school when I was hard core.

Excuses though sounds very interesting indeed. It will be fun the next 40 days auditing your blog!!

Christy said...

I think it's a fantastic "give-up" and if you don't mind, I think I may copy it! I dont' want to deprive myself of anything, and I think if I stop trying to make excuses and just accept things, it may help in the long run moreso then giving up chocolate for 40 days!

You're awesome - glad to hear you are loving the new job, it totally changes your outlook on life, doesn't it?

Jen said...

Mouse, that is a fantastic idea! I like that one!!

And yes, darn you Catholics!!...I just liked a reason to challenge myself!

jen999 said...

I LOVE what you've decided to give up for lent!! It's brilliant.. In a way you're giving up all your vices and bad habits..

Victory will definitly be yours!!!! :-)

Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

Seems that everyone's given something up for lent but me. Maybe I should give up excuses too. Admit it, you like it when us bloggers copycat you ;).

Sarah said...

I love that one. Not cliche, but you'll definitely get some good out of it! Good Luck! I'm so good at excuses... giving that up would totally suck for me.

Jenn said...

That is a great thing to give up for Lent! I think its better than giving up one food or restaurant. I gave up chocolate - now I'm jealous I didn't give up the same thing you did!

Randi said...

That's a very good one. Hard to enforce however. There will always be an excuse to give excuses. But now that you've put it out there. You can be darn sure we'll all be making sure you stick to it! ;)

Lucas said...

For lent, I will be continuing the GADO (great American dry out!) I've had not a drop of alcohol in 2008. I'll imbibe for my birthday weekend and then it's back on the wagon until Easter!

I love that you are giving up your excuses! Hope it helps with your accountability.

Merry said...

Oooh, I like that one! I might steal, er, that is, I might leverage that one -- synergistically, of course.

One Lent I gave up gossip, which I defined as saying anything about a person that I wouldn't say if they were standing in front of me. Had to avoid some acquaintances until Easter because they were unable to talk at all without saying something derogatory.

For this Lent, I want to give up driving my car. I won't be able to manage that 100%, since I need to drive my mother & my dog on a mini-vacation. But I can at least ensure I don't drive to work for 40 days. Walk/bike/lightrail, here I come!

practiceliving said...

This is awesome!

I've given up celeb gossip (WAY harder than I thought it would be), and I'm also going to start doing yoga. I'm going to need to channel you and the no excuses to pull off my choices this Lent!

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