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Friday, February 27, 2009

Desperate times - desperate measures...

and I'm not talking about the stock market or the economy!

Being the good Cathlic that I am (lightening is striking), I have decided to give up chewing for lent. You may think this is drastic, but 40 days compared to the 84 days last year - cake walk!

See for me - it's easier not to have and decisions or choices - because if you offer me a carrot stick and a cookie, I can only resist the cookie so many times. And I'm REALLY good at talking myself into things, and REALLY bad at willpower.

When you are on a liquid diet, the only choices are vanilla or chocolate - chewing isn't an option.

And seriously - if you opened the newspaper on a daily basis and found the "One Weigh" ad with your picture - wouldn't you cringe a little knowing you had gained 10 of those 60 pounds back? Another source of tremendous guilt - but I'll save that for therapy...

So wish me luck - and help me dream up some fabulous non-food rewards for every 10 days on liquids. Massage, a CPA fairy, a scrapbooking night...

3 comments:

Amanda Sullivan said...

Good luck! I should take up that challenge with you. Thank god I'm not Catholic!!! lol Baptists don't know what lent means.


Amanda

The Johnson 5 said...

You are good!!
I thought I was being good by giving up alcohol but girl you've got me beat!

Paula D said...

UH-OH... watch out Challenge group! She's going drastic!