みっ か ぼう ず
It's been a long, long, long time, since I've posted anything on the so-called "Daily" Yo-ji, so I'm back with something appropriate.
三日 is three days, and 坊主 are kanji that indicate both the haircut sported by Buddhist monks, and the monks themselves. The phrase originated as a way to describe those who joined the priesthood and then dropped out quickly, their close-cropped hair remaining as the last vestige of their short-lived commitment. Now it's generally applied to anyone who starts something quickly and then gives up on it.
The picture is from a 2006 zazen sesshin in Oita Ken. It was actually five days long, and didn't require any haircuts, but though the picture shows six disciples, there were originally eight. Definitely a few 三日坊主 people in the group.
I intended to diet, but OF COURSE, today I'm eating a bunch of junk food. I can't stick to anything.
I really can't. Sorry.