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I’m Jewish, so it’d be logical to wonder why I’m talking about Lent. The answer is that although I’m Jewish, boyfriend is Catholic, so I’ve agreed to give something up and also fast on Fridays with him for solidarity. All those years where I joked about giving up something like homework for Lent are now coming back to haunt me. 🙂

Last year for Lent I gave up apple juice, which actually turned out to be a great decision because at the time I really loved apple juice and replacing it with water saved me 600-800 calories a day, which I honestly believe was responsible for the majority of my first several pounds of weight loss. And I don’t think I’ve had apple juice at all since.

This year I’m giving up the snooze button.

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