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Lent

  • February 9th, 2013 @ 04:13 AM
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Lent starts soon - February 13th and runs through to March 30th.

So, is anyone giving anything up for it? Have you in the past - did you succeed or fail halfway through?

I've never done it before, but this year I was thinking of giving up soft drinks, juice, energy drinks, etc and replacing them with water. Not sure I can cut out coffee completely, but i'll try to cut down.

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Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 05:34 AM
I'm going to give up alcohol. It'll be a big struggle, but I think I'll make it.

I had no idea it was the day before Valentine's Day. I'm going out for a meal that night and know that the things I would have thought of giving up will be consumed!
I think I might give up crisps because they're easy enough to replace with something else haha.


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 05:56 AM
I have successfully given up fast food in the past as well as two times where I gave up soda and energy drinks. I did drink coffee during those time periods.

This Lent I am going to drink more water. Sometimes its about doing more than giving up haha


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 08:51 AM
lol Millz you're right about it being more about doing but that sounds like a New Year's Resolution to me!

If I do something this year I should really make my focus about going back to Church. I've been away due to laziness and I should try and get back. Easier said than done with me.

If I give up something this year the hardest thing for me would be energy drinks. With work they've become not only something tasty that I enjoy but therapeutic as well lol. It would take a lot of will for me.


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 08:55 AM
The drinking more water thing has a specific number to it that I failed to mention. Meaning, I have to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day or I've failed my Lenten promise.

If I just said, "drink more water," I don't think that's specific enough at all haha


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 09:21 AM
Being agnostic, Lent has no special meaning to me. On the religious side, I've no particular reason to look for penitance; and on the do-it-just-because side, then if I was going to give up anything, I'd try to make it last a lot longer than a month and a half.


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 09:38 AM
Originally Posted by Nevyrmoore View Post
Being agnostic, Lent has no special meaning to me. On the religious side, I've no particular reason to look for penitance; and on the do-it-just-because side, then if I was going to give up anything, I'd try to make it last a lot longer than a month and a half.
Honestly, I am Catholic but I don't really do it for religious reasons anymore. I hate to say that but its true.

Its moreso for my personal well-being and pushing myself to see if I can make improvements. I know I shouldn't need Lent to do these things but eh, it helps.


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 09:45 AM
That's somewhat how it is for me. I'm Catholic but not active at the moment so last year I don't think I did anything for lent. If I do something I want it to have meaning, which is why I should have a goal like getting back to church instead of giving something up. Can't say what I'll do at this point lol.


Reply Posted: February 9th, 2013 @ 12:59 PM
Being a practicing Catholic I usually give up something but sometimes I do something instead, like volunteer more time or take a up new charity to give to. A couple of years ago I began contributing to the Driscoll Children's Research Fund. I haven't decided what I'm going to give up this year.


Reply Posted: February 11th, 2013 @ 09:06 AM
A couple of years ago I gave up sweets but I'm not sure I lasted the whole time. I don't observe Lent, but that was when I was unemployed and I needed to do something disciplined and it seemed like a good idea.

I'm not going to do anything this year because I'm already working on eating less junk (I went a little nuts around Christmas time and gained a few pounds) and working out more.




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