I’m not Catholic, but P is. I am playing the role of supportive girlfriend again this year, and we decided to give up desserts for Lent. P and I discussed that anything sweet consumed after a meal is considered a dessert. Seeing that I usually opt for an after dinner snack of a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich or the occasional cupcake, this will legitimately be a sacrifice.
Personally. I would like to see if I can go a full 40 days (with the exception of my birthday, of course) without sweets. It can’t hurt right? Day one and I already had a platter of leftover cupcakes, whoopie pies and sugar cookies (oh my!) staring my down outside my cubical. I did not break! 39 days to go!
Do you practice Lent even if you’re not very religious? If so, what is your Lenten promise?