Wednesday, 25 February 2009

mmmmmmmmmmm pancakes...

Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Boy do we love pancakes in our house and yesterday, as always in our house on Shrove Tuesday, dinner comprised just of pancakes - savoury followed by sweet.

However, more importantly, this year I've decided for the first time to give up something for Lent. Those who have spent time with me IRL will know that my drink of choice is diet pepsi, it has been for at least 20 years and I drink far too much of it. What they don't know is that I've been cutting down significantly over the last month and now I'm going to give it up completely for Lent.

I have been having the odd one or two - if we're out I'll 'treat' myself and occasionally I'll get a can or two at home but no more, I shall spend 40 days pepsi free and come Easter I may just decide to keep it that way. DH is convinced that I'd lose weight easier if I stopped drinking fizzy drinks and he's probably right so we shall see how it goes.

I'm also going to give up chocolate - again I don't actually eat that much of it so I'm hoping I'll cope. In my head giving things up for Lent means I can start having them again afterwards but I'm hoping that come Easter I'll be so used to not having them I won't bother. Follow that logic? DH says it's girl logic but hey, if it works, why not just go with it.

Please note I'm not planning on giving up stash or anything crazy like that...


Gina said...

I gave up Diet Coke almost two years ago because aspartame apparantly aggravates CFS, and I couldn't find any other diet drink that didn't contain it either, and I managed fine. I used to drink at least two or three cans a day, but now I can't stand the stuff. Find an acceptable alternative - in my case it was fizzy water - so that when you fancy a something there is something to turn to.
Good luck - I'm sure you can do it!

Kathy A. said...

Whew, you had me worried for a minute - in case you decided to give up stitching, looking at stitching and new stash! Glad you went with the sane choice of Diet Pepsi and chocolate. Best wishes with your choices.


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