(Closed) What are you giving up for lent?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ughhh I do the same thing every year around this time – I can’t ever decide.  The only thing I’ve ever done that stuck around was give up red meat and pork 11 years ago.  I am also needing to lose weight so I’m doing the following (even though its just one thing, I usually do several smaller things)

* No sweets except for one day per week

* Counting to 10 before I vent my frustrations on my Fiance and get angry on him (even when it isn’t his fault)

* Gym 4xweek no matter what!

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m going to attempt to do the Daniel Fast again.  The last time I did it, I received clarity of mind, a spiritual cleansing, and lost some weight.  With the stress of the wedding consuming my life these days (because its right around the corner)  I could use all three benefits right now!  You’ll think of something to give up…we have tons of things that we can!

Post # 5
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not Catholic, for the record, but we’ve always done Lent in church and my Mom used to be and got us in the habit of doing it.

It starts tomorrow, and I still have NO idea!!! One year I gave up Chick-fil-a, which was doubly hard because they’re not open on Sunday! Another I gave up TV. But since I don’t have cable and am eating good to lose weight… neither of those options are really viable. I’m thinking that if I add IN going to thr gym, that would work…?

Post # 7
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The husband and I are giving up pop….but now that I think about it, I should really look into some other things to give up/modify. 

Post # 8
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think I will be “giving up” being out of shape, aka working out.  Hopefully, I can stick with it.  In previous years, I have given up, ice cream, chocolate, pop, candy, etc.  Do you see a theme?  Haha…. I am eating pretty healthy these days, so I will commit to work out every week day.

Post # 9
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ToyToy – The Daniel Fast looks really interesting. I’d love to do that but I have problems with anemia, so my doctors tell me I really need to eat red meat (iron supplements do not work for me – they make me sick!)

I’m still trying to decide so I’m going to follow this thread today to see if I get any good ideas. I’m considering giving up caffeine, which I’ve done before but its really tough!

Post # 10
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am cutting back on my internet time.  Lately, I’ve just been spending a ton of time on the net (mostly “researching” baby stuff), and I’d really like to break that bad habit.  I need to spend more time outside and less time in front of the computer!  🙂  So, I’m knocking myself down to just an hour a day.  That’s enough time to check my email, check in on WB, and do a little surfing, I think.

Post # 11
21 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Last year, I decided to really jump start the whole working out thing and I did really well with it.

I plan on doing the same thing this year, but also – and this is a toughie – extending my 25 days of no new clothes. So that means, no new clothes for me until April 3.

It sounds silly, but having these little goals for myself really help! (And will hopefully help the wallet.)

Post # 12
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Swearing.  I have quite the potty mouth, made worse once I started dating my fiance.  He works on a trading floor with a bunch of alpha males – the language that comes out of their mouth is INCREDIBLE!!

I will also attempt to give up sweets 6 days a week.

Post # 13
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

I was going to give up meat but then found out I’d be traveling for work for all of March and having a dietary restriction like no meat will not work.  I’m thinking of giving up online shopping and chocolate. 

Post # 14
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think many of you are missing the meaning of Lent. Lent is a time of year which last for 40 days that Catholics celebrate and abstane to imitate Jesus Christ’s 40-day fast in the wilderness. You are supposed to be giving up something that is going to prepare you for Easter and Jesus’s ressurection. However, if you are not Christian, or Catholic–you do not celebrate Easter so why celebrate Lent? It really disappoints me when people who dont understand the meaning of Lent-“give something up” for it. You don’t have to only give up something–you can choose to add something to your life such as saying the Rosary every day. Also, your purpose for fasting should definately not be to lose weight, but to instead suffer as Jesus Christ did for us.

Post # 15
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m adding something.  I have pledged to work out at least four times a week.  I guess in a way I am giving up laziness! 🙂

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