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February 10, 2013 3:44 PM
I am trying to get a good goal! I have always loved Lent to set goals and get positively focused. One year I gave up coffee which was terrible tongue but otherwise it has always been a great way to follow through on a goal. Help me come up with ideas, just dont take away my wine or coffee!!

What are you giving up for Lent this year?
February 10, 2013 3:46 PM
chocolate sad Lord help me with this one....
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February 10, 2013 3:49 PM
I'm going to give up taking the elevator at college (only 4 floors high so not that bad..), and I'm going to (try to) give up alcohol... Or at least cut down to 1 or 2 drinks a week.
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February 10, 2013 3:49 PM
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chocolate sad Lord help me with this one....


Good luck!!! You can do it!
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February 10, 2013 3:50 PM
cheat meals =( lol
February 10, 2013 3:51 PM
I won't be eating any meat, chocolate, crisps, sweets or drinking alcohol for the duration of Lent. I will also be observing a fast on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.
February 10, 2013 4:02 PM
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I won't be eating any meat, chocolate, crisps, sweets or drinking alcohol for the duration of Lent. I will also be observing a fast on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.


This plus I fast on every friday during lent
February 10, 2013 4:24 PM
I usually give up meat, I don't think I will do that this year though. I am still working on what to give up. I do know I will be giving up facebook. My husband is giving up alchol.
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February 10, 2013 4:34 PM
QUOTE:

chocolate sad Lord help me with this one....


ME TOO! lol ALso instead of just giving up something I'm going to make sure I give at least one compliment each day to a stranger :)
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February 10, 2013 4:44 PM
I'm giving up giving things up. :-)
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February 10, 2013 6:59 PM
Love the idea of saying something nice! Very cool.

Still debating peanut butter, cheese or I might attempt snacking and stick to eating 3 times a day in Lent.

Adding morning prayer/intentions each morning.love
February 10, 2013 7:01 PM
i gave up chocolate two years ago and i lost my taste for it since then... last year i gave up white flour but that didnt last long... this year I dont know...

I'm not catholic, but i like the idea of lent and doing without for a little while.
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February 11, 2013 4:36 AM
I'm giving up soda!
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February 11, 2013 4:48 AM
I'm giving up booze for lent. In my case that's gin.

It's traditional to donate to charity the money you'd save by giving something up, so someone else benefits from you abstaining.

I'm going to donate mine to my church (the money I've not spent, not the gin!!!)

Who would you donate your money to?
February 11, 2013 5:17 AM
I'm giving up the lift! I'm hoping that by the time Lent's over, the stairs will be a habit.
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February 11, 2013 5:26 AM
I'll only drink water until Easter. ( I'll miss my sweet tea!) And I won't eat sweets. I'm gonna feel this! :)
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February 11, 2013 5:30 AM
Haven't decided for sure, but I'm thinking about giving up sweets (anything with added sugars) and dairy.
February 11, 2013 5:32 AM
I am giving up meat. I would give up sweets, but I am very good finding every single loophole. Don't really drink alcohol since I started MFP. Meat will be tough.
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February 11, 2013 5:34 AM
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I'm giving up giving things up. :-)


^^^^THIS^^^^
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February 11, 2013 5:35 AM
Not a single thing.
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February 11, 2013 5:35 AM
I think I'm going to give up shopping for things I don't need. Also, I'm going to give up rest days. I'm gonna hit the gym hard for 40 days straight!
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February 11, 2013 5:38 AM
I normally give up chocolate every year, but it's been getting too easy, so I thought alcohol (I have a drink nearly every night :-s ) and having a better lifestyle in general.
February 11, 2013 5:52 AM
I'm giving up Tim Horton's and McDonald's coffee. I drink between 3 - 4 a day.
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February 11, 2013 6:12 AM
Nothing for Lent.
But Lent does overlap with Passover, and hubby is Jewish, so we'll be tossing out/hiding anything that is leavened and giving the house a good cleaning.
February 11, 2013 6:17 AM
I will be reading my devotions daily....
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