I don’t usually participate in a lent challenge, but I been a bit comforting eating lately, so I decided this year, I thought why not?
When it comes to those kinds of challenge where you must give something up for a short period, I usually ignore them as I know I would be rubbish at them.
So why the hell am I doing lent, if I know from the beginning I’d be rubbish at it? Well, I’m not doing it for any religious reason – but to challenge myself and to re-organize my diet. And I must admit I do like a challenge when there is money at stake. Richard reckon I won’t last – I say I will so we put a bet on and if I don’t crack before lent end I win £100, sound simple enough?
I’m participating in lent to win a bet and also a chance for me to re-organize and sort out my diet. What I mean by this is that throughout Lent, I’m giving up chocolate and Pepsi max.
Ok, no real big sacrifice, but If you been reading this blog for a while, then you know I bloody love chocolate. I won’t go into details on how much I’m a chocoholic, but I could quite happily swim in a sea of it.
So yeah, this is a big deal and for a chocoholic like myself, it not going to be easy to go without it for some time.
The other thing I’m giving up is Pepsi Max, which if you don’t know me, you’ll think it an odd choice but I am addicted to it. Last year I would drink one bottle every single day, then realize I have a problem, so I switched to every other day. I became addicted to its caffeine content, and if I were feeling sleepy mid-afternoon, I would drink a bottle to keep me going.
I concluded that it wasn’t doing me any good, so it just better to go cold turkey and add it to part of my lent challenge.
Overall, along with overeating chocolate and drinking too much Pepsi Max, my diet has been comforting eating, and I needed to get a handle on it.
For the next 40 days, I will be doing my lent challenge, so wish me luck, and I will let you know how I get on by the end of it.
Anyone else doing their own lent challenge?
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