CHICAGO (CBS) — One Chicago woman decided to give up more than the usual when Lent began on Wednesday.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, some people might be inclined to give up sweets, pastries, candy or alcohol during Lent. But Christine Melendes has decided to give up Facebook.READ MORE: Elderly South Side Couple 'Thankful' Robbers With U-Haul Only Took A Purse
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Melendes says she has been used to using Facebook every day for the past five years.
She says she has been very active on the social networking site since 2007, posting status updates and pictures and checking what others have posted.READ MORE: Civic Federation President Calls Mayor Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan 'Good News,' But Some Aldermen Aren't Sold On Specifics
“I kind of feel like I forget to do something every morning before I go to work, but I’m doing pretty good,” Melendes said. “I haven’t cheated yet.”
Melendes thinks she will learn something about herself by going without Facebook until Easter.
“Probably how much I use it, and how much I use it to stay connected to my friends and my family,” she said.
Melendes is not giving up all social media, however. She says she cannot stop using Twitter along with Facebook ever since she learned to buy Facebook fans.MORE NEWS: Prosecutors Rest Case In R. Kelly's New York Sex Trafficking Trial; Defense Calls On Singer's Allies
“That would be impossible,” she said.