Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. As you all know, I have chosen to give up chocolate for Lent. Totally tough for me! Well, I didn't start realizing how tough until last night. Last night I remembered that (in addition to every dessert I love) BOTH my pudding snacks and granola bar snacks have chocolate in them! Also, I often have chocolate creamer in my morning coffee. That's when I realized that this doesn't just impact my after dinner sweet tooth.
That's okay, right? I can have non-chocolate snacks. I will just have to go to the grocery store tonight. Today, might be a little tough, but I can eat my breakfast and... Oh crap. Yep, I just remembered that too. My breakfast shakes are chocolate. Of course they are. Sigh.
Okay, I can do this. I just ordered me some vanilla shakes. I have some PB2 to add to them if I don't like them. But for the 30 work days of Lent. I can drink something different. :) Tomorrow & Friday I can stop by Smoothie King on the way to work and get something or maybe I will eat some yogurt instead. But the point is, that I can figure this out. Chocolate WILL NOT BEAT ME!
Today, breakfast will be an almond granola bar and coffee. I'm planning to get a little bit of egg salad from the deli downstairs for lunch and I will eat that with some cheese and crackers. After Jazzercise tonight, I will stop at the grocery store and stock up on some non-chocolate snacks. What are your favorites? I need some good ideas.
You know, I'm really glad I did this. I didn't realize how much chocolate was ingrained in my day to day life. I think it is a good idea to weed it all out and start fresh. :)
3 days and counting for the haircut. Still not sure, but I think I'm getting closer to my decision on what to do.
Shout out to Kerri and Nikki. No real big reason...just because they are awesome!