(Closed) Are you giving up anything for Lent?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

im gunna do the diet thing. (cant give up dark chocolate though) no biting the nails lol. and worst and hardest of all…..BEER! and switch to wine lol. some times i cant keep my promise but if i fall off the wagon i try to get right back on. i usually always fall off a little when it comes to biting my nails. beer is just too many calories. but i love drinking it like a good amount lol. with my wedding in may this might help get rid of my gut. (with working out ;))

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m not Catholic, and I’ve never done anything for lent, so I could be way off.  I heard about someone giving up swearing for lent.  Isn’t it supposed to be something to bring you closer to God?  I know of people who have given up things like chocolate and when a craving hits they use that for prayer or some type of spiritual connection.  I don’t see how giving up swearing would do that.

It seems like people are using lent in a similar fashion to New Year’s resolutions, except for a limited time period.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

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@MsHeatFan:  I am adding an extra long walk with my dog when the craving gets bad.  I have trouble sleeping and the alcohol helped it but I know that adding in more exercise to my day (I already added walking to and from work recently) will help tire me out so that I sleep better.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

I am giving up going out to eat.  I can eat at home for 6 weeks, right???

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sugar. AKa cookies, cake, sweets. Bad stuff. Going to replace with fruit and sugar free if I am in a pinch. So today at work I had my packzi savored the sweet sugar and said goodbye to it. I’m actually hoping that by the time Easter comes around, i don’t really want sugar that much anymore. I know I can do this. I just know it’ll be tough during that time of the month. It always gets to me.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Normally I do. I usually give up yang (junk food) and sweets. This year I am not in the mood to give up anything! Right now I am pouting because I did not get my fastnacht!

 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@AB Bride:  Typically, something like swearing or premarital sex or any type of bad thing that God would frown upon isn’t something that you should give up for Lent cause “technically” you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. You’re supposed to give up something that you enjoy doing but isnt essential to your every day life. It’s supposed to be a sacrifice.. to make you more like Jesus Christ when spent 40 days in the wildernesss and fasted.. and then had to overccome the devils temptations.. So for the 40 days, we are supposed to fast liek Jesus did

That’s all I really know :/ 

I know for me, I always try and refrain from cursing during lent season because you’re supposed to, in essence, become closer to God during this time period.. But I definitely don’t make “not cursing” my main lenten sacrifice.. 

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Mrs_Amanda:  DON’T YOU DARE

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Paiger8:  I’m giving up being unhealthy. Glad I have 5 minutes of binge eating left. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Paiger8:  I think a more appropriate question might have been: anybody not giving up some kind of food/drink for Lent? 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going to reinstate my new years resolutions, every day I will:

walk to school (don’t drive)

be some sort of active (yoga, barre, stretching, running, gym)

throw away/donate/give away one unused item

do not buy food other than groceries (I want to say coffee too but that’s unrealistic)

get up before 7 am

read and write something, spend quiet time with myself

and…

LESS THAN 1 hour per day on the bee… I love you guys but I lose so much time I should be studying!!!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG! you girls are angels! I’m giving up my morning latte from DD and my social cig after lunch.

It’s going to be hell! but I’ll find a way to make it through:)  Good luck everyone!!

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@MsHeatFan:  Thanks!

I know it’s much deeper for some than others, but that one struck me as being pretty shallow.  It was a public declaration by someone I don’t know though, maybe it was deeper to them then it seemed to me, or maybe they just made up one to go along with a crowd.

Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Corgi-cariad:  LMAO!

i’m going to try giving up meat. I’ve never given up anything before (I’m ashamed to say) so it’ll be interesting 

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