I have never participated in Lent before, but this year I knew that I was going to. Since Christmas, my fascination with chocolate has really got out of hand and I was eating it on an almost daily basis. I knew that I had to get it back under control like it was before Christmas. I am a chocoholic at heart but I always knew to have it in moderation. With Lent around the corner, a thought popped into my head, “how about I give up chocolate and coffee for Lent?” My reasoning for giving up coffee was that I have it on a daily basis and it tends to dehydrate you. I thought, well if I am giving up chocolate, might as well try it with coffee too. Since I have been working out more, I thought that it would be a great thing to get back to being healthy.
It has been almost a week so far and the chocolate part hasn’t been an issue. My family and my significant other, Thomas, have been teasing me a lot. From waiving it in my face, to bringing the smell to me, but in good spirits 🙂 I don’t mind the challenge. I know that this is something that I need to do to get back on track.
The coffee on the other hand has been a challenge. I have switched to drinking a variety of teas and water, however, since I have given up coffee, I have been getting these migraines and headaches. I don’t know whether it is the withdrawal symptoms or something else, but it hasn’t been easy. Try getting something done with a headache so bad that it makes you want to throw up? Good luck. Also, I’m not one to pop a pill every time I get a headache so I have been pretty miserable. 🙁 I’m really hoping that the second week will be a lot easier.
Are any of you doing Lent? What are you giving up?