22nd February 2012 - "Ash Wednesday"

Ash Wednesday seems to have come around quickly this time!

I toyed with the idea of giving up social media, but e-mail, Twitter and Facebook are the way I keep in touch with several of my friends, so it would be a bit like giving up on those relationships for 6 weeks. I’m aware this is probably post-justification!

So this year I’ve decided to me more down to earth, and give up snacking between meals, and indeed snacks in general. Things like crisps, biscuits, cakes, scones, chocolate, sweets, etc. I’m allowed to have a pudding after meals, and allowed to have toast or fruit between meals (for instance if I come home from work and am starving).

The motivation is to stop buying snacks (and hence save some pennies), but also to try to increase my self-control. I find that if I buy a 6 pack of kit-kats, which I think I’ll have one a Friday and it will last 6 weeks, I often ending up eating 3 or 4 of them the same day!! Pretty poor really. If I don’t buy them in the first place then it’s not a problem – but if they’re there, I find it very hard to resist.

So anyway that’s me. I’m also pondering about moving my site over to WordPress! This would be a fairly major undertaking as I’d have to get to grips with themes, and transfer 500 odd entries (and work out what to do with my reviews), so we’ll see…

Anyway, wishing you a peaceful and challenging Lent!