Every year for lent, I try to give up something that I really love. In past years, my go to sacrifice was giving up pop. At the time, I was clearly addicted. The savory taste…the popping bubbles in my mouth…the crisp sound of the can opening… I couldn’t get enough…hence the need to try. After doing this for many years, I kicked the habit. I no longer drink pop- the taste reminds me of cough syrup and the hiccup inducing carbonation no longer makes my mouth water. With this bad habit kicked to the curb, I knew it was time to tackle another.
Fast food…Fried food.
For forty days, I declared that I would not eat ANY fast food and fried food. And for the first few weeks…I’ve been kicking butt! No cravings…no temptations.
Yesterday was not my best day. After staying to redo a bulletin board in my classroom, and make room for our classroom March Slices, I left late…and hungry. Knowing I had at least a 45 minute ride home, and my stomach growling, I gave in. I ate fast food. I’m not proud of it…the salty fries and over cooked chicken nuggets may have calmed my hunger pains, but boy oh boy did they make me feel SO guilty.
And today I am not only feeling guilt, but a bad stomach ache to remind me of my bad choice made impulsively the night before. So today…today I am re-dedicating myself to my mission…no fast food or fried food until Sunday, April 5th. After this stomach ache though, I may not ever eat it again!!!