Everytime about this year I become super motivated and tell myself that I am going to give up something for Lent. The story never changes though. I always seem to make it about two weeks, and then I revert back. This year I feel that my Lenten offering is relatively cliche and simple, but it is something I feel could reap spiritual and physical rewards.
This year I not eating fried foods for Lent and I am also committing to reading Eastertide by Phyllis Tickle. Eastertide is a book that contains three meditation sessions per day throughout the season of Lent. I attempted this last year, but made it about 1/3rd of the way through. This year I hope and pray to do better. We shall see.
On a side note I think it will be interesting to see just how much fried food there is offered when eating out. My guess is that almost half if not more contains some sort of fried food.