My problem is every year I give up something, I never take it up again to give it up again in the future. Example, one year I gave up Starbucks for Lent, I don’t go to Starbucks any more because of that. List just about anything I gave up, 40 days of Lent broke the habit. This year I was stumped as to what to do, but this thread (and me being miserably hungry yesterday) gave me an idea. I am going to fast one day a week each week of Lent.
My idea is to fast on Saturday. I noticed yesterday, I really had a hard time working and concentrating (I was a little light headed but the main problem was I very hungry/distracted and a little “hangry” with customers and coworkers alike). So I don’t want to fast on a work day. The fasting did keep Lent on my mind though.
Saturday works best. I figure I will fast the same way we/I do on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday–just one meal, no snacks. But do you think it’s okay to allow meat and still call that a fast? The only problem with Saturday is I sometimes visit family or friends and have dinners with them and meat is definitely served. I could eat a modest dinner, but I think I would offend the host if I don’t eat a little of the main dish. And I don’t want to make a scene about me fasting. I rather keep it to myself.