Saturday, 28 February 2009

Goodbye sweet life

I don't give things up for Lent. It's not something that's ever really appealed to me. But somehow, this time round, I've been arm twisted into doing something - so I've given up sweets and chocolate.

I really thought I didn't eat sweets. Until just two days into it I found myself about to buy a pack of walnut whips at the M&S checkout. Well, they were a bargain. And then I realized just how easy it is to slip these things under our mental radar... so maybe it was a good idea after all.

1 comment:

  1. I gave up cakes and biscuits.

    But that's not really harsh enough. Bread and jam can be just as satisfying. Or crisps. Or even peanut butter on toast.

    It's the extra little acts of self control, like the one you mentioned that is the point, I think - a little act of tiny self denial.

    One day I'm going to try something properly challenging like going to Mass, or praying the rosary every day. But not yet...

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