Shayna and I participate in lent even though we aren't Catholic. This year I've taken on not drinking anything except water. This includes coffee, tea, soda, juice, etc. This is particularly tough because I usually drink a sode in the middle of the day to help keep me awake. Normally when we do lent I end up finding a replacement for the thing I'm giving up (which probably misses the point entirely). When I gave up chinese food, I replaced it with quiznos.
I figured this year I wouldn't be able to find a replacement because there wouldn't be one. All I can drink is water. Well, I've found a replacement. I hadn't noticied it until today but I have been getting a Wegman's chocolate chip cookie with lunches. This provides the sugar fix I need to stay awake. Today I didn't have lunch at wegman's but then I found myself driving there merely for the cookie.
I don't know why but I have a hard time letting God fill in where the sacrifice is. So for the rest of Lent I'm debating if I should give up the cookies as well. If I do, at this rate by the last week I'll be fasting just like Jesus..