I am a terrible Catholic, but I still like the challenge of Lent! In the past I have given up chocolate, ice cream, cookies etc, but found that this backfires since by birthday always falls during lent (and what is a birthday without cake!!??) Currently, I am debating giving up one of the following
1. meat- I don't really eat meat a lot anyways, and was actually a vegetarian in college. When I do eat meat it is usually pork as my mom buys a free range pig every year and gives us some- I jokingly call myself a porkaterian because I am really not into chicken or beef, etc.... this being said, the last couple weeks, with the exams on the horizon it has been all too easy to throw a porkchop in a pan and call it dinner. Giving up meat will allow me to once again, get creative with our dinners :)
2. My car- okay I don't really drive that much anyways, as I live 2 miles away from campus and close to everything I need, so I either walk or bike everyday- however, sometimes I get lazy, sometimes it is cold and rainy, and sometimes I have to carry a bunch of books and I drive- wasting gas and paying for parking- giving up parking will force me to be greener and learn the Rva bus system!
3.Facebook- distracting and unnecessary.
Thoughts? Suggestions? What are you all giving up for Lent?