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Water Water Everywhere and I’m Drinking It All [Lent Update]

Crushed water bottle
Grant

My journey to give up pop for Lent is still going well. I’ll be honest, I still have a long way to go. I found out Lent is actually 44 days not 40 this year. Lord give me strength! 

I know it’s only been a week or so. Fact, it’s been nine days, but who’s counting? I am! The majority of what I have been drinking is water. It’s always a safe bet. I’m including “water enhancers” in my repertoire. They are zero calorie liquids I squeeze into my water and I have lemonade (it’s really too sweet), sweet tea (tastes odd), and sugar free Kool-Aid (OH YEAH!).

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And I’ve succumbed to consuming tea sweetened with Splenda or my favorite, Sweet and Low. My grandmother Morris made the kind of sweet tea that would give us a cavity just looking at it. I also drink diet citrus green tea which is the closest to pop I’m going to get until April 13th. Speaking of Lent, I read on Sundays, the ban on what you are giving up is lifted. Uh, what?!?

Isn’t that cheating? I know I’m not a traditional religious person, but as I understand it, you give something up for 40 days (really 44) you give it up, no exceptions. Yes, weekends and I’ve only experienced one so far, are tougher. I may go out to eat more and I may snack more. I’m also giving up beer, ooh that was hard to type. I know, pop does not equal beer, but it’s a carbonated drink. Am I addicted to the sugar or the the carbonation? This commercial doesn’t help either.

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I mean what is life if I have a burger, fries, chicken, etc. without a pop? Here’s to April 13th!

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