Today is Fat Tuesday: The practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. More practically, it's the last night to indulge in whatever it is you plan to give up for the 40 days of Lent. I'm not Catholic, but I do like to participate in Lent as a personal challenge and have done so for a little over a decade. Last year, however, the pandemic had everyone giving up most things, so I didn't feel the need to give up anything specific for the season.

But 2021 is a new year and I'm committed to challenging myself again. As a self proclaimed carb hoe, it should come as no surprise that it would be quite taxing for me to give up bread. I haven't kept this body chubby without it! I have started a new style of eating to get myself healthier and build more muscle, but I always manage a way to stuff myself with some sort of bread. I love it too much. So that's what I've decided to give up to test my will power and resolve to completing a challenge.

The longest I have gone without bread is 3 days and it was torture. Low key, I don't believe in life without bread. But I'm willing to forego consuming it if it means proving to myself I can be disciplined, and hopefully I find a healthier alternative to replace it resulting in a rocking body. If you have any vegan suggestions, I need them! Now let me scarf down this garlic bread as a last hoorah.

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