I gave up chocolate successfully for lent and managed a full 6 weeks without it. I was kind of excited to have my first bite of chocolate again but at the same time didn't wanna undo all my good work. Surprisingly, I didn't miss chocolate that much and could actually live without it. My first easter egg actually made my teeth hurt 'cos I wasn't used to the high sugar content. So after a week of chocolate eating, I'm giving it up again.
I've tried giving up chocolate before and never really followed it through. The difference with it being lent is that when you don't eat it and people ask why and you say lent they accept that and move on. However if the reason is something about eating healthier or anything else really people always comment on it or try to coerce you into having some. That's why I think it's going to be harder to give it up outside of lent but I'm going to try. Could even say I don't like chocolate 'cos there are some people out there like that. So yeah I'ma try again :)