Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The Solution

I've found a solution to my dilemma regarding giving up sweets, chocolate, crisps and biscuits.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake day (HURRAY!). This means that Lent begins tomorrow. As of tomorrow I'll be giving up said items once again for the 40 day duration of Lent.

The cleverest among you will have noticed that this gives me the rest of the day to eat as much junk as I possibly can. In order to accomplish such a feat I will spent today gorging myself on mini eggs. I've already eaten 200g worth and expect to have devoured several billion calories worth by midnight. This option has the added bonus of satisfying the 8 of you who think I should have restarted my junk food habits, beginning with an atrocious binge on mini eggs, and those of you who think I should have continued my efforts with no such binge. It'll also satisfy my overwhelming urge for mini eggs.

Whether or not this will make the beginning of lent any more difficult i'm not quite sure but in order to counter the effects of several million mini eggs I am going to to swimming this evening!

9 comments:

Elaine said...

oh dear.

I used to buy te ordinary Cadbury's Easter eggs for my grandchildren, eat them and then have to buy more. This would be continued until the shops ran out of Easter eggs (about 2 days before Christmas). Wish you hadn't mentioned the mini eggs, though....

Julie said...

Mini eggs; nice.

Just make sure that is it till Easter :)

Harry said...

i don't really eat chocolate that often.

but I can't resist minieggs!

The Shrink said...

At New Year my resolution was to resolve to give up things I can't give up.

Happen for Lent I should give up abstinence, temperence and moderation . . .

dr_dyb said...

But, the observant amongst you will note that Ash Wednesday to Easter Saturday is 46 days.........because fasting on Sundays is not allowed, because as the day on which Christ rose from the dead, Sunday is always a feast day.

Therefore, the lenten fast is the 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Saturday, minus the six Sundays in that time period, giving 40 days in total.

So you can gorge yourself on Sundays.

ditzydoctor said...

oh my that's a freakin' lot of mini eggs! enjoy your gorge, tlm, you've really been a good, good, boy, haven't you? ;)

Lucy said...

That's not a bad idea - have one day a week in which you can eat as many as you want! To be honest though, after eating that much chocolate, I probably wouldn't want to look at it again, never mind eat it, for the next few months anyway...

the little medic said...

hmm, 1 day a week to gorge, that sounds like quite the idea. Although maybe it should be one a month - wouldn't want to undo ALL the good work.

Hannah said...

Thanks for that....I'm really craving some mini eggs now and may have to walk to the shop....