For Easter, Husband and I decided to give up fast food in order to save some money and eat better food.
Our definition was any drive thru situation that didn’t serve me food with a waitress – so things like McDonalds, Lion’s Choice and Arby’s – all of those things.
If I had to go out to a restaurant for a work thing or something similar, we didn’t count those. I figured we could eat better even at a sit-down restaurant than a fast food one.
Let me just say that it was SO much harder than I thought. We ended up cheating a bit – after all, Sundays don’t count in the Lenten observance. Did you know that? The 40 days of Lent don’t include Sundays so my Grandma always ate whatever she gave up for Lent on Sundays after church. I figured that was good enough for me in this case, too!
In any case, we got thru it (sort of) and now we’re back to normal. You know how some people give something up for Lent and then they can’t ever go back to those things they gave up? Um, yeah – that didn’t happen. I am saddened to say I’m craving fries drowned in fat just as much as I did before.
But it did fund Husband’s new Xbox. So it’s a win all around, right? :)