It's been two weeks now since I've eaten any meat. During that time, I've had to make some adjustments--mostly consisting of things I should do anyway, such as virtually eliminating fast food* from my diet.
*Though at the chess tournament last weekend, I needed to grab a quick meal before a game and there seemed to be no available options other than the nearby Burger King or McDonald's. I chose Burger King, scanned the menu for meatless options, and ended up ordering a fish sandwich.
I'd never had a Burger King fish sandwich before. I hope to never, ever have one again.
But, on the whole, I'm surprised by how easy this has been.
Oh sure, it was annoying when I was at the hotel restaurant buffet and couldn't have any bacon or sausage. And I miss my chicken dishes. But not as much as I thought I would.
What's more, while this hasn't been anything resembling a controlled experiment, I must say that I generally feel healthier and more energetic.
I have no idea whether I will decide to continue this practice past Lent. But it's sure good to know that I can.