Lent is a 40-day celebration of giving up sex and good food. Okay, so that's not exactly accurate. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter that commemorate the time Jesus spent in the desert, lured by Satan's constant temptation. I'm guessing that's why so many Christians give up desserts ... » Learn More about Project Optimism: 40 Days and 40 Nights. I Can Do This.