If you keep up with the super secret Lentil Season posts you know that some of us, including me have already started Lentil Season. I’m going to exercise classes for old people. It’s threatening to kill me. And I am threatening to kill old people. I’m sure I will go to hell for this but some of these old biddies need killing.* Others are already walking. We have lots of new people signed up.
Each year a group of us participate in “Lentil Season.” We call it The Lentil Season because that former RHONJ that shall not be named referred to Lent as the The Lentil Season while pretending to be Catholic on the show. I still can’t stop laughing.
Anyway, we basically do Lent but over time we have started earlier to amp up for the tough 46 days of Lent with no cheating and usually keep going because we are losing weight. I lost over 30 pounds last year by giving up alcohol, sugar and processed foods and walking nearly every day at least a little bit and some times a lot.
I kept around 20 pounds of it off all year. This year I am working out taking yoga, and walking/jogging in a therapy pool. Oh and I stopped drinking in advance too. It’s been a few weeks of that. So I’ve already started. I will give up processed food for Lent. I am wavering on giving up sugar this season. We shall see.
There are no rules and everyone is welcome to participate. Lent begins in ten days on February 26th and runs until Easter Sunday (where you get to feast!) on April 12th. During that time you commit to giving up something and/or doing something daily or regularly that is good for you like exercise, or saving money, or volunteering, or whatever. Basically you decided to do something for the entire 46 day period.
That’s it. Then we all check in and celebrate each others victories or support each other when the weight won’t come off when we want. And we chat about off topic things and support and encourage each other. When this post gets lost in rest of the posts slowing falling lower and lower, if you click on the FT in the bottom right corner of the black link box it will take you to the most recent post where we are chatting.
So who is in? And what are you plans for yourself? Can’t wait to chat with you all. Also, I am itching to start a Tomato Talk thread. I haven’t felt like planting in a couple years and this year I am on it and have been turning my tiny little garden soil and adding all sorts of organic material to it for a couple of weeks. Here is a HUGE hint for the novice gardeners. One of the benefits of monsoon season is the ground is so wet, pulling weeds is super easy. I got some huge roots out last week that have been there since I moved it.
I predict a good gardening season. But, as lots of you know, for some reason I love playing in the dirt in February. And planting the plants as soon as the weather allows. But when summer comes I HATE watering and things go south. LOL. Anyway, ya’ll all need to find a place to plant at least one tomato plant this spring. THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL!
*the words “kill” and ‘killing’ are used as hyperbole in this post, if old people die it s not my fault.