Thursday, February 14, 2013

40 Days

Happy Thursday after Ash Wednesday! 

Oh, yeah...there's some sort of other name for this day...something about a saint with an arrow?  Anyway.

Yesterday my Favorite Daughter* had a check up, and part of the paperwork involved a questionaire with the following questions:

  • How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat a day?
  • How much TV/Video Game/Computer time do you engage in a day?
  • How much do you exercise?
  • How much sugary crap do you drink every day? And yeah, okay, that's not EXACTLY how that one was worded.
You get the idea.

We didn't score so well.  I figure I get at least half the blame for the low score because, you know, I'm the mom, and everything's my fault, right? 


 I can only nag so much. I could definitely fix a real sit-down dinner more often.  And I can set a better example.  So I've decided that this year for lent, I'm going to pick forty things that I can do to improve my mind/body/spirit. 

Yesterday was the big one:  Give up Sugar and Flour.  Maybe I can count that as two things, if I get farther in to this and get stuck... I know, it sounds impossible, but it's doable, I ate that way for two whole years a while back.  And might I mention that I was thin and energetic then, too?  Huh.

Today I'm donating blood.  I figure that's a "spirit" one.  Apparently I have good blood...I'm 0+, and lack some sort of antibody that makes my blood more attractive to premature babies.  That's what they tell me, anyway.  It might be a ploy, but I'm nothing if not a sucker. 

Tomorrow will probably be "Drink more water" day...and maybe "Eat a bunch of red meat" day, since I'll need to replenish the blood supply.  But I'll let you know.

What are  you going to do this spring to make your life a little better? 

*I only have one daughter, I'm pretty sure.

1 comment:

  1. 40 things? Now, that's an ambitious Lent! May your efforts be successful. :)