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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I was going to give up coffee for Lent. Yes, no coffee for 40days and 40nights.

However, like I robot I came down the stairs turned on my machine and brewed a great cup of Sumatra. Then I realized it was Wednesday.


So, for the Lent I will give up chocolate. Yes, my other love next to my kids. That means dh has to finish the turtle cheesecake sitting in the frige...LOL

No more sneaking a bite here or there or anywhere. I am chocolate free as of NOW.

God Bless each of you this Lent Season. I am going to do my best to devote more time to the rosary this season. I really need to get centered again. This is my season even if I am unable to get my ash this year.

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    Wow! Chocolate is a tough one! But, with all you have accomplished and continue to do everyday- I know you can do it!
    For lent, I'm going to use part of our weekly spending money to buy food for our local food pantry run through our church. And, because I'm already vegetarian (so Fridays are then like no big deal because I already don't eat meat), I'm going to count Fridays during Lent as fast days like Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are.
    I hope you have a great day!!
    2215 days ago
    2216 days ago
    I am adding a prayer reading for my Lenten goal. I should give up chocolate, also, even though I do limit how much I eat.
    2216 days ago
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    Coffee!!! Oh no!! Chocolate??? well, I'm not giving up any types of foods, just snacking between meals and seconds.

    But more importantly, I'm going to be writing more on my blog and praying more on my knees.

    So proud of you!!!

    2216 days ago
    I gave up chocolate one year and never ate a bite until Easter. I did it because I was surrounded by chocolate lovers who served chocolate everything at every event. I was amazed that I did so well. I know you can too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I've been debating on Lenten sacrifices/adds. Less computer time will definitely be one thing. My coffee-the only reason I drink it is for the flavored creamers....hhmmm...maybe I'll do different things each day?Or no coffee/creamer Wed/Fri? Good for you on going without chocolate-now does that include Sundays in Lent? we usually break the fast on Sundays...but some poeple do not.
    Have a blessed Lent.
    2216 days ago
    I hope your week is going great! I'm almost caught up! emoticon

    I don't know much about the rituals you are a part of, but giving up chocolate for 40 days should sure give you a great advantage! emoticon
    2216 days ago
    Hee, hope the chocolate is easier to give up.
    2216 days ago
    emoticon enjoy the coffee at least theese next days,makes up for not having chocolate,lol.
    2216 days ago
    LOL! I am right with you about the automatic pilot! I didn't quite get to the actual making of the coffee. I looked lovingly at my Keurig, and said it will have to get by without me. The little justification voice in my head said "Why don't you make a cup of hot cocoa? That is not coffee." Well, the whole point is I like something warm with caffeine to get my morning going. The sacrifice isn't WHAT I drink, it is why I drink it. It is going to be a daily thing for me to not have my morning "whatever". Water? UGH! So here I sit with my bottle of water... I am thankful I have the water to drink. My body will just have to get it's morning rush from my 15 minutes of Wii...
    It's OK you made the coffee! Your heart is in the right place! It is all about the intentions, and learning to follow through. If we fall seven times, we just get up again seven times.
    Progress, not perfection!
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    2216 days ago
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