Ok. I have thought a lot about what I should be giving up for lent and if I should give anything up at all.

To be fair, I keep thinking why should I give anything up at all? It is my life and I am not Christian and there is no need to show good will, because I have shown good will over the last few weeks since I started posting about it.

For the last 15 days, I have not eaten any chocolate. That means, I will continue to do so until 11th of April.

Coffee is a different thing and I will refuse to give it up. However, for the last 15 days I have restricted myself to only about 2 mugs a day. I will continue to control my coffee intake.

What about alcohol? This would be the easiest to give up IF we didn’t live in a society where you feel obliged to have a drink most times you go to a pub. Whilst this is sad, I vow that for the next 40 days I will not drink Mondays-Thursdays unless there are functions or social events where I can almost not avoid drinking.

So what does it come down to? A compromise really. Based on my new less stressful life – long it may continue – I will continue going to the gym and aim to lose some weight over the next few months.

Would that work? Or am I chicken out?