Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today... I Give Up Chocolate

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Today is Wednesday, February 17th, Ash Wednesday, the Beginning of Lent. I myself am not Catholic... I'm actually a non denominational Christian, but since I was in Junior High, I've always done lent every year with my mom. So for the second year in a row, I'm giving up chocolate. I eat chocolate like it's no body's business so this is no easy fete. Probably at least twice a day.

But I love lent. Giving up something you love for God is a good practice. And this year, my goal is to also do it without whining about how much I miss it... especially when we're celebrating a birthday with chocolate cake :) Because whining about something you're doing out of an act of love kind of defeats the purpose right?

So here I go- Goodbye Dear Chocolate! I shall see you on Easter!

Do any of you do lent or fast from foods you love for other reasons?

11 comments:

  1. My husband is giving up meat (all but fish) (which means I'm giving up meat as well because I'm not gonna make different meals)!

    I gave up cheese one year---I lived in my sorority where the cook would make 2 dinner items a night---many featuring cheese (for the vegetarians). I lost a LOT of weight! It was the hardest 40 days ever. Meat is easier to give up than cheese for me!

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  2. I'm giving up chocolate too! I already miss it.

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  3. I'm giving up pop, which is definitely not easy for me. It will help with my wedding weight loss goals, though!

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  4. I'm giving up sweets this year. Somehow, I've become obsessed with them and make sure I have at least one dessert a day! Definitely a good thing to give up for the Lord :)
    let the sugar cravings begin!

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  5. Ohh good luck! I love dark chocolate, buut I'm not a big "candy" person so I don't usually go grab a piece. Cookies, however...another story...

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  6. Loved your wedding @ weddingbee- just added your blog to my reader list. Good luck with no chocolate!

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  7. Cathleya- I think that's so nice of you to support your husband by giving it up as well. I know you kind of half to- but it's really nice of you :) I gave up meat a few years ago and then kept it going for another 3 months... but then I got really white... so meat went back into the diet! :)

    Holly- Yay! Another chocolate person!

    LauraLou- I remember the hardest thing for me with giving up soda was when I had mexican food. I missed my Dr Pepper so much! I love that you call it pop though!- Are you from the midwest?

    Katie- you're a much stronger woman than me! All sweets?! Good for you!

    Alyssa- Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite thing in the world!

    MsYankee- thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I gave up chocolate too! I was going to give up meat but that is a no go when you have to spend a month in Malawi. I was thinking of giving up online shopping but then I realized that if I did, we wouldn't have the staples (biobags, shampoo, etc) that I usually buy online.

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  9. giving up chocolate? noooooo....

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  10. I take that back, after much discussion with the hubby, we decided this had to be a team effort, and we switched to fast food. no fast food for lent. now I can enjoy those girl scout cookies that have been calling my name! :)

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  11. M and C: Oh good- another chocolate person with me! It's not as difficult as I thought it would be- but I miss it so much!

    Justin: right? Isn't it a major food group in itself?

    Katie: I'm so jealous! There's a green box of thin mints just staring me down every time I open the cupboards

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