She’s got a great blog you should check out called Brioche & Bourbon, but I wanted to share her entry about giving up cheese, and why she decided to take it a step further this year:
Here it goes. The post I’ve been dreading because it makes everything official. I’ve decided what I’m doing for Lent. Drum roll please… I’m becoming a Pesca Vegan. That’d be a vegan- vegetarian that doesn’t eat dairy (eggs, milk, cheese, etc), but I’ll also eat fish. Yes, I kind of just made this up and no, I’m not doing this for any major veganism, anti-meat, anti-dairy convictions at all, other than I love meat. And I LOVE cheese. And this year especially I want to really, really challenge myself on a larger level.
|So hard to give you up, locally made ricotta|
Let’s back this up a sec. Every year, for the past few years I’ve given up cheese. I love it that much that it is definitely a big challenge. And then for Easter I’d go to San Antonio, aka home, and gorge myself on Tex-Mex. But I’ve begun to notice that while I might be cutting down my cheese consumption, I’m replacing it with other entirely unhealthy alternatives (bacon, juicy hamburgers, desserts I can stomach like custards, LOTS of butter). I’m not “giving up” in the way Lent was meant to be a time to give things up, I’m just substituting one love for other vices.
So I’ve racked my brain. Being a bit selfish I want this to focus on me, my lifestyle, my well being. Because as they say, you can’t fix the world until you’ve fixed yourself. And I want this to be a challenge that hurts. And hurt worse than making myself run mile after mile while staring at a cement wall at my breeder gym or tentatively allowing my pop-up ex back in my life on occasion. No, this will hurt and be positive for me.
|And do something good for myself|