Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lent Again

The title of this post is supposed to be a play on words... like 'yet again' it's 'lent again'.  Meh.  I've done better.

Remember last year when I gave up alcohol for Lent?  Well, it went so well that I've decided to do it again this year.


I ain't never doing that to myself ever again. 

Ok..maybe if I get pregnant I'll go 9 months, but until then I will not deny myself the sauce!
(right now my mother is assembling the team for the intervention).

Seriously though, this year I'm giving up coffee.  I've never considered myself a serious coffee drinker-- then again I never thought I was an alcoholic till this time last year.  I really do love my morning coffee, especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings;  JEGs and I roll out of bed, make our coffee and plop on the couch- he watches Horsepower TV on Spike, while I flip through a magazine.  It has become such routine that on these days the first human-like thing I'll mumble to him is "you want coffee?" before we fully wake up.

Whereas last year I gave myself a couple free passes, this year I won't allow it.  No coffee will enter my body until Easter morning.

Today, however, I'm treating myself to a big old cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee-- my fav!

Happy Mardi Gras!!


kp said...

OMG, you gave me a heart attack! Good job on the no coffee, you can do it! I ditched caffine a couple of years ago, and I don't miss it at all. Of course, now when I treat myself to an overpriced Starbucks cup, I am bouncing off the walls for hours on end. Good luck!

Vee said...

Wow, good luck! Coffee is a good choice, though. I tried to give it up last year after I read Skinny Bitch, but it didn't last long. Wishing you better luck than I had!

Danielle and Clint said...

Good Luck! You DID do super well last year!

Oonafey said...

I'm not competitive enough with myself (or Jesus, I guess) to bother giving anything up. It's like making a New Years resolution to God. Just asking for trouble...

Shannon said...

I couldn't fathom giving up coffee. I would drop dead and die die die. I've decided to forgo fried foods this Lenten season. So clearly we won't be going for Mexican until after Easter. Oh and yeah, let's make plans to go out to dinner after Easter. Friday nights are good for my babysitter :)

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I'm giving up real estate- open houses, new house listings, websites, reading flyers, etc. It's going to be baaaad.

Anonymous said...

I gave up alcohol last year too and definitely feel your sentiments on "Never doing that again!" - ysl1983