(Closed) NWR – Lenten Accountibilibuddies

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

1. Say morning and evening OR Night prayer daily

2. No spending money on possessions or un-needed necessities. this includes “luxury” foods

3. No Procrastination – this will be the hardest!

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not Catholic but I do usually try to use lent as a time of self-reflection and betterment. I think my goal for this lent is to be a more patient and kind person. I think that I am really nice generally and to my friends… but I would say a major flaw of mine is lacking patience with strangers. (I’m that girl tapping my foot if you are arguing with the cashier about a $0.20 coupon). I think I just really really need to work on giving EVERYONE the benefit of the doubt and being as nice to strangers as I am to my loved ones. 

Post # 5
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

like corgitales above, im not catholic either, but lent has always been a time of self reflection and improvement. so for me i will strive to avoid excess – in food, drinking, gossip everything. its one of my flaws that i dont know when to stop sometimes. I will make a concious effort to control my urges when it comes to things that i do NOT NEED.


Post # 6
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

1. Giving up chocolate. I always try to give up some food related item that I really like.

2. No cussing. I have developed a real potty mouth lately and I think it is time to start acting like a lady again.

Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I am giving up chocolate again.  oh boy. I did this for Lent about 10 years ago. I’m not Catholic, but I feel that this is important for me to do.

@ futuremrsreed = I’ve found that having some substitute when the chocolate cravings get to be too much seems to help. For me, it was gummy bears.  I think this time around I’m going to keep some of my husband’s dried apricots. Good luck!

Post # 9
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thanks, I meant doing “liturgy of the Hours” Morning/evening/night prayer though 🙂 I have a breviary App on my iPhone so I can do it anywhere regardless of if I have the book with me.

Post # 10
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I don’t like to limit my foods, although I do refrain from meat on Fridays.


I’m giving up the computer after 7pm.  I’m on it all day.  You’d think I’d be able to cope without it at night 🙂

Post # 11
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Along the lines of Corgitales above, I need to work on being a more patient and understanding person in general.  My job requires compassion on demand for 8 to 10 hours a day, and sometimes it’s very hard, especially after working all day long at it, to continue be patient and kind to others, including my loved ones. 


I’d also like to break my horrible over-eating habit.  If there’s food, I’m there with a vengence.   Not only do I forget that there are so many people that don’t have that luxury, it’s horribly unhealthy.  I don’t want to think of it as a means to an end (weight loss) but as a strong way to turn over a new leaf in how I respect myself. 

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hey, I’ll join!  My Lenten promise is to limit my internet useage time to one hour a day.  In the last few months, I think I’ve seriously upped my useless internet time to maybe four or five hours a day.  Embarassed  With all that time spent on random searching and “entertainment”, I think other areas of my life are going to suffer.  So, instead of spending all that time doing nothing, I’d like to rededicate myself to some of the activities I haven’t been doing (like enjoying the outdoors, spending time with my husband and dogs, and spending time reflecting spiritually/in deep thought).

Also, my church has weekly services for praying the rosary, and I’d like to start attending.  I went all the time during college and really enjoyed praying with the rest of the congregation. 

Post # 13
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like this post Ms. Pascua!

For Lent, I typically try to sacrifice something that is difficult and also try to change my behavior.

Until 2 years ago, I used to be a major morning person. Then I began a terrible habit of being late to everything, especially work. I am making an effort to get to work early every day. I also have a job where I work long hours and volunteer a lot and have many social engagements that seem much more appealing than working out. I’m trying to make myself work out at least three times a day, preferably before work so I don’t have any excuses.

Spiritually, I am preparing for my upcoming marriage and becoming a wife and partner. I am going to try to attend weekly confession on Wed. nights and read the daily Bible readings for reflection and prayer. I’m also going to try to incorporate some of the recommended reading on our marriage preparation’s website into my reading list.



Post # 14
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

1.  To pray and give thanks at least once a day

2.  Give up fries

3.  Give up chips; love tortilla chips 🙁

4.  Go to mass, I’ve been so bad lately about missing mass and when I do go I enjoy it; getting there is the hard part with all the wedding craziness going on. 

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