Today is the official start of Lent. Many people on FB have posted what they are giving up. I'm all for giving up something, but as I told my children--why are you giving it up AND/OR what are you going to replace it with?
I also use Lent as my dietary "reset" button--new year's resolutions don't work. I don't eat restaraunt food (or drive thrus) during lent--including drinks. I'm also cutting back on sweets and replacing those cravings with my mandatory five fresh fruits/veggies a day. Seems easy, but when we get running around . . .
I'm on serving #2 now--should easily do the rest during supper. The money I save I'll put into something charitable (either a church donation or materials for our church's prayer shawl ministry) and I'll be taking better care of the body God gave me.