Friday, February 24, 2012

Lenten Update: Day 3

So I was successful yesterday with my Lenten goal of no food or drink during daylight hours.

However, it was pretty rough around 3-4 p.m. It seemed like everywhere I turned, people were talking about food. My co-workers were going on and on about their sub sandwiches. The people on the radio were talking about food. Even the podcasts I listened to unexpectedly brought up the subject of food.

Not sure if that is a coincidence or a test, but as soon as my final break of the night got there, I went to town on a cheesesteak sandwich and bag of Doritos. And amazingly, I was full after that. Then when I got home a few hours later, I ate homemade boneless wings for two reasons. One, because wings are really good, and two, I'm hoping that a big dose of protein the night before will help today.

This morning, I had three pancakes and two eggs. Hopefully that keeps me from being outrageously hungry like I was yesterday.

But that hunger ended up being a good thing. While I was at work, I just started talking to God in my brain. It's hard to concentrate all your energy on praying while you're working, but having a casual conversation with God was a refreshing change of pace in my life. I pray, yes, but not as often as I should. If this hunger during Lent inspires me to do that each day, then I'll consider this Lent to be a success.

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