Lent began on Wednesday. This year, I'm doing some things the same, some different.
Last year I gave up alcohol and peanut butter, and took up drawing. This year, I'm giving up alcohol again. After last Easter I realised peanut butter and I just can't have a healthy relationship, so haven't had any in the house since some time in May. (I confess, I had a tiny bit at my parents' house before Christmas). Instead of peanut butter, then, I'm giving up sugar. The first time I did this was under a nutritionist's instructions and included honey and dried fruit too (and I felt amazing!). This year I'm allowing honey and dried fruit as most of my healthy recipes include these things. It means, though, no chocolate (unless I make a healthy version myself), and no yummy cupcakes baked by a fellow staff member and left with a note in the staffroom asking us to eat them please. I was so good yesterday!
So that's me this year, effectively. There were a couple of other things but I had a change of mind over the last few days. I still have the financial penalty system for slip-ups and social occasions where it's more offensive not to partake than it is to stick to the whole discipline thing.