Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Giving it up

For Lent, that is. I have decided on two things this year. Two, I tell you!!

First, I am going to cease adding salt to my food. For those of you that know me (even in passing) must realize that this is a big deal! I love salt. To me, it is a a food group. It makes good better and okay food passable. So, the basic guidelines are that I can add salt when cooking (or it will be completely bland), but nothing afterwards. And no adding salt to any food that I get at a restaurant. I guess I am going to have to become friends with that b*tch Mrs. Dash.

Second, I am giving up carbonated beverages - basically, sodas. Since giving up caffeine, I have been drinking a lot of Fanta (and it has been orangy-delicious!). Unfortunately, that has probably equaled close to - or more - 300 calories everyday. Empty calories everyday. I figure both of these things won't be easy, but they will be good for me.

So, what are you giving up?

6 comments:

Peyton said...

Katie, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but beer is carbonated... surely, you don't mean you are giving beer up, too?!?!

katie g. said...

I should have clarified...I am not giving up beer or tonic. Let's not get crazy.

Belle of Madison said...

I haven't thought about giving anything up. I suppose if I were Catholic I would be feeling the appropriate amount of guilt over this, but I'm not so I'm not.

Peyton said...

I am giving up hard liquor... this does not include cordial-type liquors (such as Bailey's or Kahlua).

K8E said...

I don't know exactly how successful I'm going to be, but I'm going to try and give up cursing. It's a very bad habit and something I do WAY too often. I figure Lent is a very good time to try and break myself of the habit - and much harder than my usual sacrifice of caffine since I curse under my breath half the time without realizing it.

katie g. said...

Since I work with children on a daily basis, I watch my language about eight hours a day. I need the other sixteen hours to curse.