Beer and Water for Lent

J. Wilson is a beer blogger who is observing Lent the old-fashioned way -on beer. Wilson read about German monks who fasted and sustained themselves with "liquid bread," or the beer they brewed themselves in the 1600s.
"The idea came to me a couple years ago, and it didn't really make sense then, my wife quickly pointed out," said Wilson, 38, adding that he worked 13 hours a day in a restaurant back then. "I did not live the life of a monk at that time."

But with preparations that began in August, including bulking up from his normal 140 pounds to 160 since Thanksgiving, Wilson says he was ready to give it a go. He says he already was down to 157 pounds by Thursday.

Wilson is limiting himself to four 12-ounce beers a day, and says he will consult with a doctor. Link

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4 beers? Where's the fun in that? If I'm going to give up everything but beer and water for lent, I'm going to have a great time doing it.

Back in college I only had money for food OR beer. I'd buy beer and then try to steal bagels from hotel breakfast spreads. I don't remember ever being very hungry though.
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