Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus. As a Catholic, I believe in Jesus and the sacrifice he made for all. Part of our preparation for Easter is to use the 40 days of Lent as a period of self-denial. During Lent this year I will give up all sugar and think about how it effects me and my weight maintenance and loss.
I have been able to maintain my weight since the beginning of the year and drop a couple of pounds, but I have not been able to lose the weight I wanted to see how I feel at 210 pounds. I was 225 pounds at the beginning of the year and weighed 223 this morning. This is not a bad weight for me but it is at the upper reaches of where I want to be. I denied myself sugar on the weight loss part of my journey, so I know I can lose 13 pounds if I eliminate sugar from my diet for at least Lent.
Giving up sugar really seems like such a small sacrifice when I think about what Jesus did for ME and all. As I start each day during Lent, I will make sure to start my day with HAW and use it to Repent for things I have not done so well in life and Pray that I will have the positive attitude and guidance to make the right choices each day. This daily reflection has helped me and will help me quickly shed negative/bad behavior and focus on the positive energy I need in my life. It helps me to keep from building that large bag of negative 'stuff' I hung onto during all of my addictive behavior of years past.
Note to ME and YOU: Make those small necessary sacrifices to reap the rewards you seek in life!