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Why I’m giving up takeaways for Lent 2016.


40 days without a large Big Mac, 20 McNuggets & a McFlurry is going to be hard. Very hard.

For the last week at work, everyone has been asking; what are you giving up for Lent? And truth be told I hadn’t really even thought about it.

Today, it got to the point where my colleagues had to designate my sacrifice for me considering Lent starts tomorrow.

And at the time of writing this I hate each and every one of them! (You know who you are!)

They could have given me chocolate to give up, but oh no. That’s apparently too easy.

They could have given me Facebook, but let’s be honest; that was never going to happen.

Instead they gave me takeaway food. Not just one, but ALL forms of takeaway food. How evil can you get!?

No McDonald’s for 40 days and 40 nights. No KFC. No Indian, no Chinese. No stopping off at Dominoes on the way home from football or work.

I suppose, I can see where they’re coming from. It’s mainly because of takeaway food that I’m such a #BrokeAssBitch, as we like to declare at work. They think they’re gonna help me save money, and I would agree with their logic, except for the fact they didn’t ban me from chocolate.

I guess their second ulterior motive is to finally get me learning to cook. If you know me well, you’ll know I can’t cook to save my life. To cut a long story short; I moved out three years ago and still go to my parents’ for dinner seven nights a week to avoid burning my flat down. You get the gist.

I’ll just replace my McDonald’s with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a few Walnut Whips here and there, it’s quicker and easier than that cooking malarkey.

It’s also interesting that in the news at the minute is the story of a McDonald’s Happy Meal reportedly being exactly the same after being untouched for six years. SIX YEARS!

This gives me hope. If I go and buy it all now, at least it will still be edible! What’s 40 days untouched?

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2 thoughts on “Why I’m giving up takeaways for Lent 2016.

  1. So, a mixed grill at Lloyds Bar would be okay?….

    Posted by Fran | February 9, 2016, 11:59 pm

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