Sunday, February 3, 2008

Lent 2008

Last year, I gave up Chocolate for Lent. It was hard, but it was a wonderful experience for me! I'm not Catholic, but I've always been interested in Lent. I love the idea of giving up something for that time leading up to Easter so that you can just remember Jesus, the cross, Easter, the meaning of the whole thing. I just really enjoyed doing it last year. I felt like I really had Christ on my mind throughout that season. And that's the whole point!

Anyway, this year I am giving up red meat, white food and shopping for things I don't really need. This means no steak, cheeseburgers, ground beef, white bread, white pasta, sour cream, mayonnaise, potatoes, cake, cupcakes, cookies, sugar really of any kind. But I CAN eat chicken, fish, WHEAT bread, WHEAT pasta, SWEET potatoes, etc. This will be really hard for me because I get a cheeseburger kids meal at Wendy's about 3 times a week. And I eat Mexican food all the time - sour cream, tortillas, chips & salsa. And I go shopping with Diana every Saturday. I'll still be able to go, I just won't be buying anything that I don't REALLY need.

Augh!!! Big stuff!! But I think it will be completely worth it and I encourage you to do it as well if this is a season that means something to you. If not, just encourage me to stick to it because it does mean something to me!

Fat Tuesday is this week!!! I'm having a cheeseburger and french fries for lunch that day and a Caramanda's cupcake!!!! Yay!!

7 comments:

Emily said...

well i am giving up diet coke. so Tuesday is my last day? but i can have it Sundays... this will be good for me. till easter right? okay....

janine said...

yay cammie!! wow i'm so proud of you, such a huge one this year! you'll be able to do it, without a doubt... i remember how hard chocolate was... we scarfed down as much as we could before lent began :) i love you!

m worsham said...

wow that will be tough but you'll be ok! i want to give something up too but i can't think of what it will be...last year it was no soft drinks... i'm thinking about giving up alcohol this time..but that's askin alot from me! haha give me some ideas!

Cameron said...

WELL, just so you know...i was talking to emily about this yesterday...but my friend told me the other day that you can actually participate in whatever it is you give up on sundays. Lent only includes Mondays through Saturdays during the Lent season. because it's only 40 days. i never realized that, but she said that if you are actually practicing it the way it's supposed to be done, you give up whatever it is monday through saturday, but the sabbath didn't count. so sundays you can have whatever it is you give up. i never realized that! i'm going to try and give everything up the whole time, but it might help those of you who are having a hard time thinking of something because you think you can't do it. you can do "it" - haha whatever it is - on sunday!

Jessica P. Wallin said...

I'm with you on the white stuff! Nathan and I technically started our eating healthy two days ago, but it can still count, right? I'm cutting out grease and sugar and am going to try to start working out. We went to look at gyms today but had a clash of opinion on which gym was best for us. That's not really cutting anything out, is it? I'll have to get back to you then I guess but I want to do it, too! :-)

Cameron said...

jessica - my other friend (who is catholic) told me today that Lent can also include adding something as opposed to taking something away! so working out totally counts!!

Jerry said...

The thing about not fasting on Sundays... We don't fast on Sundays because, due to the Real Presence of Christ in the Liturgy, every Sunday is a Feast of the Resurrection, a little Easter, and we never fast on Easter. "And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast" (Mat. 9:15).

Related Posts with Thumbnails