Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ash Wednesday

I have decided to give up diet coke and all desserts for Lent.
The desserts might not be so hard.
Giving up the diet coke may put me into a coma.
We will see.


(It was my semi boss)

14 comments:

Natalia said...

Since one of my colds, I don't get the same taste from Diet Coke as I used to. It's pretty much out the door for now.

*fingers crossed* good luck to you, though :)

-N

Kim said...

Well, I guess I won't bring you a Diet Coke with vanilla and lime until agter lent then! Much luck with that my love!

Px said...

i've given up smoking and coffee for lent, but seeing as i don't smoke or drink coffee anyway i should find it easy.
in honesty though i would love to have the will power to give something up for lent, i might try giving up alcohol for lent, but i know i'll fail!
good luck to you though :)

Ranger Tom said...

Don't do the Lent thing anymore since I quit the Catholics and have joined CA...

Good luck with it though!

Drywall Mom said...

I don't get diet coke or anything diet for that fact. I can taste the sweetener in it and it gives me a bad after taste.

Lindsey said...

You are sooooo strong. I couldn't go w/o my desserts and diet mountain dew.

Princess Pessimism said...

OH...Berly. GOOD LUCK!!! Jenny has a theory about these things *I think it's Jennifer*...

She says, That if you give up things that you rarely eat, lent would be a lot easier. Like If I gave up read meat, and pork *which I havent eaten in 15 years.* Lent will be a breeze...

But I suppose that defeats the purpose. I'm proud of you...good luck.

yrautca said...

You can still drink diet pepsi or diet Dr Pepper.

Sexy Suburbanite said...

Wow, that's a lot to give up.

DivineMsN said...

I agree with Ranger Tom!

Courtney said...

God bless you for that, girl :)
I'm now officially Baptist - meaning nothing has to be given up for lent. Although I think I'm going to give up chocolate...

Miss Ash said...

Good luck with that!!

Jennifer said...

PP, it wasn't me who suggested giving up easy stuff for lent.
I once gave up bacon for lent, I dreamed about it, I thought about it all day. One day, about two weeks in, my roommate fried some up and I actually cried.
My mother's Irish, so we usually celebrate Easter with a comemoration of the Easter Uprising, a somber occasion with a buffet breakfast during the speakers.
I went up to the buffet and refused all the other foods, I asked for a whole plate of bacon. It was so silly, it was distracting people at other tables.
That was a few years ago, now I can't remember the last time I had bacon. It's amazing how you stop craving things after you don't have them for a while.
You can do it, I believe.
Also, it may help you lose weight, caffeine affects your stress hormones and can hinder weight loss.
I've been working on cutting out the caffeine too, but I've just switched to caff-free diet coke, rather than going cold turkey.

Jennifer said...

PP, it wasn't me who suggested giving up easy stuff for lent.
I once gave up bacon for lent, I dreamed about it, I thought about it all day. One day, about two weeks in, my roommate fried some up and I actually cried.
My mother's Irish, so we usually celebrate Easter with a comemoration of the Easter Uprising, a somber occasion with a buffet breakfast during the speakers.
I went up to the buffet and refused all the other foods, I asked for a whole plate of bacon. It was so silly, it was distracting people at other tables.
That was a few years ago, now I can't remember the last time I had bacon. It's amazing how you stop craving things after you don't have them for a while.
You can do it, I believe.
Also, it may help you lose weight, caffeine affects your stress hormones and can hinder weight loss.
I've been working on cutting out the caffeine too, but I've just switched to caff-free diet coke, rather than going cold turkey.