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24 February 2009 @ 05:05 pm
I no can haz cheezburger.  
It's that time of year again: Fat Tuesday, marking the last big occasion of self-indulgence before the beginning of Lent.

I'm not Catholic, but I've found in the past that Giving Stuff Up For Lent is a good way to push myself into establishing better habits, at least for a while.

I've let my eating habits go to Helena Handbasket over the last year or so, and it's time to get them back on track. The single thing I've found that improves my diet immensely is to Just Say No to Beef and Dairy: that, all by itself, eliminates the worst of the fast food out there.

So, for the next 40 days:
  • No beef. Exception: beef liver, because we have some in the freezer.
  • No dairy products beyond yogurt and "incidental cheese" (a little grated Parmesan on a salad or pasta, for instance).
  • Nothing deep-fried.

Time to crank up the salads, the salmon burgers, the peanut butter sandwiches, and the fruit-and-soy-milk smoothies.

The nice thing is that I like the salads, the salmon burgers, the peanut butter sandwiches, and the fruit-and-soy-milk smoothies; I just need to fall back in the habit of eating them regularly.

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M.W.Wonkasvashtar on February 25th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
I gave up Lent for Lent.
Tombfyretombfyre on February 25th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
And if you eat yourself to *my* kind of proportions on this wonderful day, you'll certainly stay well fed for months! ^__^

Dragons are meant to be big, don'tcha know. :3
Your Obedient Serpent: foodathelind on February 25th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
My online alter-ego can have my extra helpings!
Tombfyretombfyre on February 25th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
That works just fine. ^^
one in a billionsiege on February 25th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
Dragons are meant to be agile and maneuverable; a dragon that can't turn around in the hallways of its own home is a dragon that's easy to steal from.
Darkwulf: Duo Radon 6jdarkwulf on February 25th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Unless said dragon is large enough to block said hallways...
Tombfyretombfyre on February 25th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Opinions may differ on the subject. :3 But so long as they're large, its all good in my books.
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on February 25th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
MINIONS, man! That's why you have MINIONS!
one in a billionsiege on February 25th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
So they can steal from you, too?

I'd rather have friends; they'll help fix up the place if you really need it, and they don't need to be paid in cash every week.