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I’m doing the unthinkable. I’m giving up sugar for Lent. No cookies, cake, chocolate, brownies, red-velvet cupcakes, overly sugared cereals (that mean you, frosted shredded mini-wheats) and, quite possibly the most difficult– no sugar in my coffee or tea.

yeah. you heard me. no sugar added to my coffee.

I thought about giving up meat, but that would be too easy. I thought about giving up coffee, but frankly, I value the lives of those around me too much. I wanted to give up something that would be a daily challenge and I believe giving up sugar will be challenging.
I’m not talking about giving up ALL sugar. If it’s added to a meal and I don’t know about it, its okay. I’m just talking about overt sugar in the form of delicious and delectable sweets. and, of course– straight sugar.

so far, I’m on day two of this sugar hiatus. I gotta tell ya, starbucks coffee is seriously NASTY….