(Closed) NWR – What are you giving up for Lent?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: What are you giving up for lent?
    Chocolate? : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Swearing? : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Wine/Alcohol? : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Weddingbee? : (1 votes)
    2 %
    TV? and/or trashy TV? : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other - let me know and I can add more options! : (31 votes)
    48 %
    Soda/Soft drink : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was planning on giving up soda, but wedding bee is a really good idea, especially since I’m still waiting- my luck I would get engaged during and wouldn’t be able to share!- this idea is getting better by the second! Facebook would be good too, oh I need to decide, too many options. My FH is giving up soda, I think it might kill him if I have a ice cold Pepsi in front of him, so maybe soda and wedding bee…..

    Post # 4
    Member
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Mine is different and sounds kind of stupid, but I’m giving up wearing my hair up. Ponytail, half-up, anything.

    Explanation: I’ve been wearing my hair up way more now than I ever have and I can tell. It’s hurting/breaking my hair more and I’d really like to improve that area. My hair feels thinner (eek!) and I am really hoping I can do it. No half-done hair! ha.

    There are a few other things, but that’s my one “different” one.

    Post # 5
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mr.ND and I are giving up fast food meals. I don’t eat them too often, but giving up the convenience is going to be tough. I’m also doing coffee since that’s something I like to indulge in sometimes, and also cutting my internet ‘fun time’ down to 40 minutes (so that’s effectively cutting out WB for a while). I also like to add things rather than just deprive, so I’m making a prayer list of 40 people to pray for once a day. *And I’m Lutheran, not Catholic. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am giving up drinking! Mostly so I can try and get into shape ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 7
    Member
    1226 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Haha…I actually *was* planning on giving up WeddingBee since it’s my true addiction right now.  And probably something else too, like chocolate.  And I want to try to avoid saying any mean things about people and be more positive in general.  Hopefully I’m not biting off more than I can chew!   

    I never grew up this way, but some people I know say that Sundays are “free” so maybe I’ll come back on a Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Has anyone ever heard of this Sunday reprieve thing? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m not religious, but I give up something for lent as a test of my willpower. This year, I will not buy any tea during lent. I am addicted to tea and trying out new types of tea – I have over 100 different flavors and they’ve taken up 2 cupboards and a large storage drawer!

    Post # 10
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @nyckitten: Maybe it’s because Sundays aren’t counted in the 40 days? I never heard that you got a break from them, though. That’d be nice ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    @Miss Sydney: Haha, I just convinced my friend to give up her vice on soda. She said it would suck too much, and I told her that Lent probably sucked for Jesus, too, so why shouldn’t it suck for her? That convinced her, lol. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am going to try to give up junk food.  I just love it so much, but it doesn’t make me feel good about myself, or good physically!  I have been so tired lately, (since I had surgery) and I always reach for junk food when I am tired.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @nyckitten: I think its because Sundays are not fast days, they are feast days.

    I’m giving up running the water in my shower except when I’m wetting/rinsing off my hair. I didn’t want to do anything food related this year, but I like hot showers so it’s a good one for me.

    Post # 13
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am giving up soda since I have 1 a day.  Just wondering if anyone is doing the no meat on fridays.  We always try to stay meat free on fridays but I was always told white meat is allowed?? Anyone know

    Post # 14
    Member
    981 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    No meat rule includes white meat. You can eat fish though. Chicken broth, lard, eggs are allowed.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @15happyyears: I had a priest say once that meat under 2 oz is allowed. People come up with crazy things!!

    Post # 16
    Member
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I give up meat on Fridays because it was an expected thing to give up in my family.  I hated it as a child, but now I like the symbolism of it. 

    I am going to work on ‘giving up’ my quick temper (easier said than done I know).  I’ve just noticed lately that I am very impatient with everyone and quick to get angry.  I don’t like the person I’ve become when I’m like that.  Therefore, I am going to try my hardest to bring back or gain a sense of calm within myself, so I can be a better person towards everyone else and my Fiance.

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