Thursday, March 02, 2006

I Lent Myself

I'm not Catholic, but I like the idea of giving something up for Lent. It's a good way to show some self-restraint, which is something Americans aren't known for. So I'm giving up fast food.

Obviously, this includes Whataburger, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, KFC, etc. I've maintained my vow never to eat at McDonald's again for more than two years, so that one's not a problem. I'm not sure if a place like Subway counts, though. I'll also allow myself to enjoy a hamburger at local, non-fast food places like Burger Tex.

It's a reasonable enough goal, and a beneficial one, too. I don't eat nearly as much fast food as I used to, but there's something about that horrible, wonderful grease smell that still sucks me in at times. Resisting the post-rock show temptation of Jack in the Box tacos at 2:30 in the morning is going to be the hardest part.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm giving up all sweets (including sodas) for Lent, which may drive me insane after a couple of weeks.

Terri R.

Greg said...

Wow, that's really bold!

Anonymous said...

Maybe too bold. I think I'm already suffering a Coke withdrawal headache...

Terri R.

Greg said...

That's probably just the caffeine talking, not the sugar. I suggest becoming close personal friends with black coffee and/or green tea.

David Wyatt said...

As an aetheist, Ash Wednesday is simply the best religious holiday. I spent the whole day being repeatedly alarmed by the zombie people who I pass on the street with their weird cultish cross. Flesh, flesh, FLESH! I wonder if christian zombies give up flesh. Better yet, I challenge all christians to give up god for lent.