March 11, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I’ve been absent from the blog lately because I’ve been working on several things:
- Managing my allergies (curse you, Ohio Valley weather)
- Laying the foundation for my impending marriage
- Developing my freelance hustle and subsequently building a Martha Stewart-esque empire
Recently, I started working on something new — my self control.
I’m giving up gluttony.
For me, that means no more second helpings. No more reaching across the table to scoop some fries from Rob’s plate. No more return trips to my mom’s meatloaf dish.
I’m doing all this to gain a deeper appreciation for what I have. The fact that I even have a first serving is a blessing. It’s something that I take for granted far too often. I’m also taking this 40-day period to do some praying, thinking and writing.
Anyone else giving up something food related for Lent?