For Lent I had decided to give up sugar and since I have a NO Chocolate challenge going I thought my Lenten promise would mesh nicely with my chocolate (or lack of) challenge. Then I realised that I am already making, what would have been a huge sacrifice for me 6 months ago, by giving up chocolate for months at a time and only allowing myself to eat it on special days - Christmas, Easter and any birthdays that pop up in between.
I thought that if I totally deprive myself of any treats that I will go crazy and no doubt, have a huge binge on all the wrong foods including the chocolate and I have been going so well on the no chocolate challenge that I don't want to ruin it - can't wait for Easter though.
Also I realised that giving up sugar isn't going to make me a better person, it may make me a little thinner, but not better so I have decided to keep my sugar and change my Lenten promise. I am going to be more tolerant of family, more patient with hubby and the kids and I am even going to try and be nice to myself and work on my self-esteem.