For most people, giving something up for 40 days can be a real challenge. Every year, many people participate in Lent. If you’ve read my slice, Bent on Lent, you’ll know that I quit something every year and each time, I completed the 40-day challenge. Since I don’t go to church, I pay homage to God and Jesus by not only living righteously, but partaking in Lent.
This year, I was inspired by my cousin, Jonathan, to give up meat. He has given up meat for the past few years. I never thought I would, being a carnivore and all. Previous years, I gave up vices and other stuff and that was cake. Because I never thought I’d give up meat, I chose to do so this year.
It hasn’t even been a week since Lent started, but I will see it through. My last meaty meal was a 3×2 In N Out burger with chilis. It was awesome. Luckily, I can still eat eggs, fish and dairy, which makes me a part-time pescetarian.
The first few days wasn’t bad. I ate vegetarian pizza, quesadillas, quiche, and other stuff, which was tastier than I thought. I actually feel slightly healthier. I just hope to maintain my protein intake.
I’ll also be juicing again and I’m not talking about steroids. And thanks to getting my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday, I’m on a temporary liquid diet, which is perfect timing. Read about my extractions in my next slice.