Time for some changes



Usually when Lent rolls around I don't end up giving anything up but this year I wanted to make a change. For lent I've decided to give up bread. For anyone that knows me knows that I am the worlds pickiest eater. If I could eat carbs all day I would. Since the past few weeks I haven't been able to dance or (exercise due to my arm) I'm starting to feel sluggish and out of shape, and let me tell you it is not a good feeling.

I will cut bread out completely until Easter and attempt to cut other unhealthy foods as well. My hope is that I will force myself to eat more fruit and vegetables. Fruit isn't too bad but still to this day I hate almost all vegetables. I wish I could eat them but after a few bites my gag reflexes kick in and that's the end of that. I can eat raw carrots and lettuce and honestly that's about it. It's pathetic, I know but I just do not like them. If I can't eat bread then maybe I will be hungry enough to start eating them.

I can remember when I was little being the last one at the dinner table because I hadn't finished my vegetables. I would wait until no one was watching me and then shove all the vegetables in my mouth. I would quickly clear my spot at the table and run upstairs to my bathroom and spit them all out. Embarrassing enough, I did that until I was probably ten years old.

I'm not doing this to lose weight or anything but I think it will help my energy level and my overall well being. I will keep weekly posts to let everyone know how it is going. Wish me luck! (I will most certainly need it...)

-Madeline Simone