abstain 自制する

April 23, 2015 =========
☆ abstain 自制する
Have you heard of “Lent”? It is the period of 40 days before Easter, when Christians abstain from something that they enjoy, as a way to pray to God. In the bible, it says to abstain from meat, but these days, many people – even non-Christians – abstain from things like chocolate, alcohol, and coffee.
I’m not Christian, and so I have never done any abstaining from something during the 40 days of Lent, however a lot of my friends do. One friend abstained from chocolate and coffee this year. But then after Easter, when the “fasting” period was over, she started drinking coffee and eating chocolate again! I think if I had abstained from coffee for over a month, I would just give it up completely!!
Have you ever abstained from something? What was it? Why did you do it?