18 February 2013

Hard habit to break

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Food

This year, I decided to give up chocolate for Lent. I was planning to give up alcohol but multiple friends told me “that’s f*cking crazy.” They’re right, I wouldn’t have lasted two days.

So, if alcohol is out, that means it’s time to test my will to give up my other vice: chocolate.

I have a massive, massive sweet tooth and love a bite of chocolate or even a little chocolate dessert when dining out. I cannot help myself.

But there is a difference between a “bite” of chocolate and, well having too much of it. And because I moved to the latter part of last sentence, that’s why I decided to give it up.

Yeah, this hasn’t been easy.

Friday, while in the throws of a massive cold, I ate a bit of chocolate, and didn’t even realize it until after. My giving-up-something-for-Lent coach told me this was a pass. I was sick. Then…Sunday night I had a chocolate chip cookie (or three) my friend made for dinner. But…I feel like I get a pass because that would have been disrespectful to turn down this as the final part of her homemade dinner.

Again, hasn’t been easy.

And to keep my mind off of chocolate, I’m trying to eat more veggies, chew gum and have other sweets that taste good, but, well not as satisfying.

When is Easter again? Kidding, I can do this, I think :)

Did you give up anything for Lent this year?




  1. Paula says:

    Despite growing up in a pretty religious Catholic family, I’ve never really given up anything for Lent. I finally tried to give up wine last year but predictably lasted only a day.

  2. katelin says:

    oh man, that would be hard but you can do it. i stopped giving things up for lent and have just focused on cutting back, so far so good i think, ha.

  3. I didn’t give anything up this year, but I’ve tried giving up chocolate for Lent multiple times. I have NEVER made it to Easter! Good luck :)

  4. Akirah says:

    I’m doing the 30 Day Shred for Lent. I’m also trying to put my husband first. Both are challenging in their own ways. But I think it will be rewarding. I agree with the Sunday rule. I’m breaking on Sundays as well (on the Shred…not on being nice to Dan…LOL.)

  5. Sunday rule! There’s more than 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, so a lot of Catholics take the Sundays off. I usually invoke the Sunday rule when I absolutely need to give in a little.