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Thursday, February 23, 2012

So, yesterday started Lent.. For those of you that aren't Catholic, it is a 40 day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter that most people traditionally give up something they can't live without. Not to say that I am a good Catholic, but I figured this year I would use it to my advantage.

So, yesterday I embarked on my 40 day journey to no longer bite my nails (huuuuge bad habit), no more drinking (not even happy hours or wine) and staying in my calorie range (as best that I could).

This past week I had a long weekend off from school and I totally slipped up, got extremly lazy and didn't track any of the crap I ate. Don't you hate when that happens? LOL. I do.
And I don't want it to happen anymore. So hopefully this "Lent Challenge" that I am doing will help. I need to decrease my sugar intake, I am finding myself eating sweet cereals and bars that really don't benefit my nutrional need. I need to cut that out of my diet so I can start seeing some results for the spring.
No more excuses! I am going to do this.

Have a great week, Sparkies! xoxo
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JOSIEISHEALTHY 2/29/2012 11:11AM

    I am catholic but have never gave up anything for lent, I prob should! You are awesome for dedicating yourself to this. We all have slip ups, it's tough to get everything 100% all of the time. The point is that you are not giving up :) that is awesome :)

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JOIE501 2/29/2012 9:19AM

    HAHA, thanks for the comments/laughs sparkies! Well, a week in and the calorie range is hard for me, I am sooo hungry after the gym and just have had alot of things going on that entice me to eat not so healthy foods! But I am doing well with not biting my nails, when I find my fingers near my mouth, I quickly stop. I want to have nice REAL nails again. Also, I am doing awesome with the no drinking. I avoided it at all costs last weekend, hopefully I can do the same this week! =)

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RAINBOWCHOC 2/24/2012 4:40AM

    good to see you blogging again!
Best of luck with your Lent "fast". Fingernails are not usually listed in calorie books (LOL).
I'm sure you will do well, keep blogging and we'll keep cheering

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VERONICAVW_140 2/23/2012 12:13PM

    I am not Catholic but I have always like the idea of giving up something you like in order to focus on the Lord. Mine would have to be tv. That would be like giving up breathing for me!haha But I think I am gonna give it a try. Maybe not completely. Maybe I will cut back dramatically like only an hr a week. There is one show I know I want to see that shows on Mondays.
I know I could could benefit from focusing my time on other things. Hopefully this will make me a more productive person. I used to be a nail bitter but I stopped a long time ago. I know you can too! Goodluck!

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CAITLIN_NOELLE 2/23/2012 11:13AM

    Sounds like a plan!

How are you going to break your nail biting habit? I have bitten my nails since I was a kid, and have been able to stop for brief periods of time in the past few years, but always end up going back to it! What's your plan for that? :)

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