(Closed) Are you giving up anything for Lent?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am not Catholic but I have been working out and eating better… ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was just about to start this exact thread! Having just stuffed ourselves with pancakes, SO and I were just chatting this through. I’m giving up coke and he is apparently giving up driving to work after his 4 mile journey home took 2 hours this evening!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

By coke I mean the carbonated variety btw!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m taking something on: making sure that I track all of my Weight Watchers points and follow the program. I’m having a hard time sticking with it because I love junk food. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I AM Catholic and I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.. I think I’m going to begin working out again and I’m going to stop eating ice cream. Ice cream has been my current weakeness. Especially chocolate ice cream lol.. and maybe also skittles. I’ve been eating way too many skittles.. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our Priest says Lent isn’t just about giving up something, it could be about taking on something.  He mentioned volunteering or going to the gym specifically. 

I’m giving up alcohol and will be going to the gym for Lent.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I haven’t decided yet… I better get on it, though! Maybe Weddingbee!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am giving up snacking on sweets during the day. We have an endless supply at work and it is soooo hard to resist, but I am going to do it!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Mrs_Amanda:  Haha good luck with that ๐Ÿ˜‰ I tried for a weekend and by Monday I was like ‘what’s happening?!’

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was raised Catholic but not practicing anymore, however I want to do Lent this year.

There is a coffee shop in my building that I frequent every couple days for muffins/bagels/cookies so I am going to give up going down there.  I’ll donate the money I usually spend to a charity instead.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Paiger8:  I am doing the same thing for the exact same reason as you! ๐Ÿ™‚ 10 minutes ago I decided what to give up: Sweets. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No! Waiitt…I changed my mind! 

I’m going to stop pressing the snooze button! This is going to be a toughy for me cause I press it at least 5 times every morning… But then I’m always late to work :[

I’m also going to committ to going to the gym more 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Paiger8:  I’m giving up alcohol.  It’s become too much of an evening habit/ritual that I need the 40 days to cleanse my body and create a new evening and bedtime habit/ritual.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@beachbride1216:  Maybe you’re new ritual can be reading a chapter of whatever book every night.. Or if you’re Christian/Catholic, perhaps reading a bible scripture every night? 
Orrrrrrr maybe even 5 or 10 minutes of secluded silence. Like sitting in your room alone in the dark for 5 minutes to clear your mind and just meditate.. or pray..

Hmm… Im liking these ideas! I think I might do something like that too! 

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