Of course, the great news isn't that you are 20+/- days away from eating Chocolate again. The great news is that we are 20 days away from Jesus giving the world his ultimate response to all the crud that holds us back in this life.
Emily Hicks, in her devotional for our Church's Lenten Devotional, says,
I believe God wants us to serve Him and witness to others with a clear, unburdened conscience. If we are laden with guilt, we cannot function at full capacity or live life to its fullest.Right on. Help is coming!