Lent 2012

Hi Guys! As you know, or may not know, every year I give up something for Lent-even thought I’m not Catholic. This year my sacrifices are: Nail Polish and Coffee .. Why Nail Polish and coffee you ask?

1. Nail Polish: This one has a stipulation. I am allowed to use my Nailtiques nail protein, but no buying nail polish or painting my nails. I realized that I have a bit of an obsession with buying polish and painting my nails when I purchased 5 bottles in one week. So I decided to challenge myself to not do any . I believe Lent should be a challenge. Also, healthy nails are important, so I’m going to take the time to continue fortifying my nails with the Nailtiques.  My natural nails look pretty healthy, but I do feel they start to get weak when I add/remove polish too often. That saddens me. I want ridge free nails!

The nails around the apples have no polish on them and were taken about 2 weeks ago, prior to Lent.




2. Coffee. My sweet love coffee. I feel that when I shed the most weight was the last time I gave up coffee. I also know myself and that knowing that, I still am unable to shack my coffee habit alone. I need the challenge.. God Speed to me. I have discovered the tea lattes at Starbucks however. This time around I’m drinking more than just my White Peach Mango Lipton Tea. I’ve had Trader Joes White Pear Mango. Some herbal tea with lemon (bleck) and now the tea lattes. I tried the Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte at Starbucks only to discover it was caffeine free, but still delicious! The next day I tried the Awake Tea Latte with vanilla flavoring. YUM. I can’t get too hooked though, the whole point is to shed calories, not find an equally caloric tea drink.

2 thoughts on “Lent 2012

  • How many nail polishes do you have?! You go girl with giving it up!!
    AND coffee?? That takes courage 😉

    I’ve neve heard giving up coffee helping someone lose weight..hmm!! I wonder why that works for you! 🙂

    Hugs, Cami

  • Cleo

    The last time I counted I had approx 60 bottles of nail polish, not including top coats and base coats. It really is an addiction! Coffee has been easier this time around with the discovery of tea lattes from Starbucks! Amazzzziinngg! Try the Vanilla Rooibos, even though its caffeine free, it feels like drinking a latte with coffee!

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