(Closed) Anybody giving something up for Lent?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, I am not catholic but am Christian and love the practice of giving something up for God. I have really been wanting to stop drinking soda so I’m going to give it up and hopefully just never start drinking it again. Aghh!

Good luck with yours!

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee

I’m not religious in anyway but I also participate every year. This year I’m giving up fried foods, excess sugar (aka ketchup is ok, cookie isn’t) and white flour. Looking forward to my fried mushrooms tomorrow and then 40 days of (hopefully) feeling better

Post # 5
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not Catholic either but this is the first time I’ve seriously thought about giving something up for Lent.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting more and more frustrated with myself over my lack of self-control

It seems perfect timing to make a committment.

I’m not planning on giving up any one particular thing, but generally giving up extremes. Eating in moderation, speaking in moderation, television & internet in moderation. So basically I’m trying to give up gluttony, and see the beauty and perfection in small portions, in silence, and in negative space.

Post # 6
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am not Catholic (Presbyterian) but thought it would be a fantastic idea to give up diet soda for lent.  There is a selfish motive which is to make me drink more water before the wedding.  I have trouble sticking to that committment for myself but if I make a promise to God I tend to actually stick to it.

So pray for me because I am going to be a bear come Wednesday 🙂

Post # 7
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

im totally tempted to give up weddingbee.

hahah but i havent decided yet.

i used to do chocolate, but last time i tried it was a miserable failure.

Post # 8
4152 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m taking something up.  I blog nearly everyday, maybe 200-500 words but do [almost] nothing for my 8000 word dissertation.  Sooo…. I’m going to do 200 words on that as well / instead.  200 words for 40 days = 8000.  WIN!

Post # 9
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m Catholic and I never know what I’m going to give up until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesdy. I’m a soda-holic (mostly fountain soda….my mouth waters just thinking of it), I’m thinking I’m going to cut back on soda and only drink diet when I do. I tried to give it up totally one year and my family told me I wasn’t allowed to do that anymore because I was so crabby. Embarassed

Post # 10
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m really thinking of giving up Diet Coke…but I know that will be a really hard one for me.  Of course, the fact that it will be really hard for me makes it a perfect thing to give up.

Post # 11
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am not catholic but last year I gave something up after reading about Jesus and his forty days in the dessert.  I wanted to do it out of respect for Him.  I’m doing the same thing as last year, sweets and pop (soda to the rest of the world).

Post # 12
1013 posts
Bumble bee

Facebook lol.

Post # 13
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m giving up single life! Wedding is in 12 days 🙂

In seriousness, though, I usually don’t give stuff up; I usually take on a healthy habit instead. I think that will be the plan again. I think I will a longer walk with my dog into my morning schedule.

Post # 14
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m Catholic (although honestly more culturally Catholic than actively practicing) and I love Lent (is that weird?).  I think this year I’m going to give up TV, Internet surfing for more than 30 minutes a day, and I’m going to go to church regularly – I like the idea of doing something positive in addition to giving something up.

In the past I almost always give up categories of foods (like takeout or sweets, etc) but this year I’m pregnant and what sounds good to eat is an ever-moving target, so I think it might be best not to mess with that this time around. 

Post # 15
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am giving up my biggest weakness – pizza! 

Post # 16
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Fiance and I are giving up alcohol for Lent.  He was talking about giving up “whoopie” but I vetoed that one 🙂

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