Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Test of Will Power

I think I am going to give up chocolate for lent this year.  I've done it once before, back in the 6th grade.  This is one of those rare and awesome years where Easter is late enough that lent does not include my birthday, so I guess it might not be as hard as it was that time in 6th grade when I had to endure both valentine's day and my birthday sans chocolate.  And this was back before that whole "cheat on sunday" thing became big (I still don't believe in that, btw).  To make up for all of this lack of chocolate I am spending this evening with a cup of cocoa and my very last chocolate covered banana from my birthday.  Yum.

My mother is thinking about giving up processed foods.  I may have some will power, but I don't have enough for all that.  Not during tax season.  Sometimes I want a cheeseburger and I don't want to have to kill the buffalo or bake the bun.  Just sayin.

Is anyone else giving anything up for lent?  Or just planning to try giving something up?

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Amanda K said...

Luckily, I don't observe Lent. I'm not very good at giving things up. And I can't imagine being sucdessful AT ALL at giving up chocolate. You're a stronger woman than I!

shelley said...

giving up sugar, again, and I don't really get the Sunday off thing. When that started getting, I finally realized Lent is not 40 days but 46? with the Sundays. WIth giving up sugar, you can't just go back to eating it and not go thru the cravings again-not worth it. Rob's trying to give up carbs and feel energized. I stopped the carbs, but am going back to some.

Knit-O-Matic said...

I'm not sure I could give up sugar, so kudos to you, Shelley. I tried to give up carbs once, lost a ton of weight, but couldn't keep it up. I literally had dreams about bread.