In college I dated a catholic girl who didn’t give a damn about being catholic. I thought it would be fun though to try Lent out one more, and so I gave up red meat for 40 days. It totally opened up my eyes to how much red meat I ate, and just how bad it was for me.

Ever since, I’ve tried to give up one thing per year, and really push myself as to what it was. One year it was fast food (at which I succeeded). Another year it was sloth (at which I epicly failed).

Since I’m giving up fast food this year as part of my New Year’s resolution, I’ve decided to stay in that theme. This year I’m giving up soda for Lent. I’m hoping that by Easter I’m 10 pounds lighter, and I’ve lost the taste for sugar. I’d be lying though if I said that it was easy to skip having a coke with Thai food for lunch (for some reason Indian and Thai food + Coke go together so darn well).

I’m trying to sign up other folks to join me, but at the end of the day this is one of those things you have to do because you want to do it for yourself.

What are you giving up for Lent?