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No Coffee Day 2: A Lent Story

No Coffee Day 2: A Lent Story

Although I stopped going to my Catholic Church over the summer and have joined up with the Independent Fundamental Baptists, Southern Baptists, and Holiness, deep down, I'm still a Catholic.

Why I walked away from the Church is the subject of another post, but the point of this is that I'm still honoring Lent.

Giving up coffee with something, in past years, I said was impossible. Let me make this clear: I love my coffee. I'm generally not a kind person if I don't get my two cups of coffee in the morning. Yesterday, however, I woke up with inclination to fast from coffee.

So far, it's actually been a positive experience. I'm using hot tea to fill in my morning beverage ritual and give me that little bit of caffeine I need. Although I miss my coffee, I'm already seeing positive effects, aside from any of the spiritual ones. My anxiety and edginess has gone way down, and I feel more clearheaded. If I feel this good after 40 days, I might never turn back.


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JenniferMiller. wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:26 AM

Oh, gosh. I honestly do not think I could give up my coffee! But more power to you!

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:39 AM

Everybody laughed at me when I said I was going to do it because of my love of coffee is that intense. No one thought I could do it, but that remains to be seen... emoticon :winking:

lookatdesktop wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:56 AM

When is Lent? Is it sometime before Easter? and Good Friday before Easter Sunday? I used to know this. I am Catholic but have not gone to church in quite a while. I am studying the Bible but it takes time to read and absorb all the words and wisdom that it contains.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:15 PM

I have never drank much coffee myself. Glad to hear you are feeling better after giving it up.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:36 PM

Lent started yesterday, Ash Wednesday. I haven't been to mass in eight months? but I was a Catechist, so these things are ingrained in my head.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:38 PM

I wish I never would have picked up the coffee habit. I'm shocked at how much it was affecting me.

MaeLou wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:59 PM

I need coffee... every day. LOL! Good luck keeping away from it. I wish I could.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 2:33 PM

Cold turkey was tough, but tea took the edge off at least!

inertia4 wrote on February 19, 2015, 6:41 PM

MsBiz Well tea has more caffeine than coffee does. At least some of the do. So instead of giving up coffee you should have given up caffeine. If thats what you were looking to do. You do go through withdrawals, I know that I tried it a few times. I see nothing wrong with coffee. I am also nasty until I get my two cups of coffee in the morning.

GemstonePink wrote on February 19, 2015, 7:43 PM

Coffee would be a struggle for me to give up. As a Methodist, we did not give up anything for Lent. Not sure what Lent actually is.

cheri wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:05 PM

I only realized that Lent was coming when I heard that last Wednesday was the celebration of Ash Wednesday!