I've been off the pie now for nearly nine years. I used to be a hard core pie addict. Apple, strawberry-rhubarb, banana cream, cherry, I loved them all. Baked my own as well. I'd have two pies going at once in case I finished one. Lemon meringue pie was the only pie worthy of being eaten at breakfast.
Then in 2002 I signed on for a cycling tour in France in July '03. I wanted to be in shape to climb some of those mountains in the Pyrenées. So in August, I quit the pie cold turkey. I haven't had a slice since.