Yesterday was the start of Lent. Traditionally one gives up something they really enjoy from Ash Wednesday up until Easter, which is a period of 40 days.
One year I gave up Taco Bell. That was HARD. For a few years I should have owned stock in the Bell because of how frequently I ate there.
Last year I tried to give up swearing. I love swearing. No, it's not lady-like but I have a temper and sometimes it gets the best of me. Made it about 2 days before I slipped up but I stuck with it.
This year, I'm going for broke.
I'm giving up soda. Yikes.
I can't and won't give up caffeine entirely. I need the morning jolt of coffee. Otherwise I will be crraannkkyyy.
In high school I would drink about 6 sodas a day, or polish off a liter while sitting in homeroom. I've cut this back in recent years but this will definitely be a challenge for me.
Wish me luck!
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