Today marks the beginning of Lent. The 40 days (not counting Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Like many others, my family sacrifices something for this period of time each year...sort of a mini-fasting.

Each year, I rack my brain trying to come up with something that I do on a recurring basis that would really seem like a sacrifice. I usually have trouble coming up with one and, at times, flipped it so I did something to better myself - like exercising more, going to church more often, etc. In successful years, I have given up Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, sweets, eating out, cheese (I love it), and other various things. When I was little, I would try to give up something that I really didn't like...like pork chops. My mom put a stop to that quickly!

This year, I am really going to test my willpower and bid farewell to this sweet friend until Easter:

Well, any soda really. I'm really only writing about this to help me make the decision to give it up and to keep me accountable.

Goodbye, delicious DDP...see you at Easter!


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