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February 11, 2013 6:54 AM
Apparently I'm giving up the Pope. frown

Hope his health is okay.
February 11, 2013 6:55 AM
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Church!

laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
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February 11, 2013 6:55 AM
I'm giving up religion.
February 11, 2013 6:56 AM
My BOYFRIEND!!
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February 11, 2013 6:56 AM
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I will be reading my devotions daily....
^This^
I know everyone thinks of giving things up, but it is also a time to take things on.

I will also give up sodas.
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February 11, 2013 6:58 AM
I gave up LENT years ago but it just so happens that my resoultion to stop unneccessary spending coinsides with lent so there ya go.
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February 11, 2013 6:59 AM
Im giving up sweets...candy, cookies, cake, brownies...what have you.
I think since my office is always heavy in sweets, that it will help me to get a hold of myself.
February 11, 2013 6:59 AM
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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?


I love that idea!!
February 11, 2013 6:59 AM
Great idea! I have 2 days to think/meditate on this. I really want to do something that will not be easy for 40 (46) days. Something not easy but will feel a real sense of accomplishment and spiritual commitment when done successfully! Haven't done something like this since I was a kid. When I decide...I'll repost again...hhhmmmm...alcohol, fasting, meat (already trying this-doing well), daily meditation (already trying this-doing well), daily exercise (already trying this-doing well).

SO I need to find something that isn't going to be so easy!
February 11, 2013 7:00 AM
I still haven't decided yet.
I'm not Catholic but I do see the physical and spiritual benefits of the practice.
Maybe I'll do sodas and something else if I land on something.

I may also set up time and space for prayers and meditations or to at least work on having more body positive thoughts.
Edited by SilverLotusGirl On February 11, 2013 7:03 AM
February 11, 2013 7:00 AM
Solid food. I'm doing a liquid fast for the next 40 with the exception of 1 day - my sister's birthday - I'm taking her to brunch. It came at a good time. I go through phases when I really dont want to eat anything and the act of eating really bothers me and I'm in that mindset right now so I'll stick with protein shakes.
February 11, 2013 7:00 AM
Maybe mine will be giving up potluck lunches, drug rep lunches and eating out during the week at work. I have a bad habit of packing a healthy lunch then not eating it when something else smells better.
February 11, 2013 7:01 AM
As much as I hate to.... ugh... I'm going to give up alcohol .. so no more beers for me. Except for the one that I may have Tuesday night, just as a last hurrah until Lent is over
February 11, 2013 7:01 AM
I'm giving up cocaine
February 11, 2013 7:03 AM
I'm giving up giving stuff up!!
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February 11, 2013 7:03 AM
alcohol! Lord give me strength!
Empty calories plus it leads to my sweet tooth.
February 11, 2013 7:04 AM
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Apparently I'm giving up the Pope. frown

Hope his health is okay.

TOO FUNNY!!laugh laugh laugh laugh
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February 11, 2013 7:06 AM
I've decided on fast food because I still haven't been able to kick the habit. I also will be fasting every Friday, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, along with no meat on Fridays. Always hated that a ton of my family birthdays are during Lent, including my own lol! Oh well :D
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February 11, 2013 7:06 AM
Breathing.
February 11, 2013 7:07 AM
Swearing. Totally not food or fitness related. But will probably help me more than a size 0 figure would.
February 11, 2013 7:07 AM
MFP, But I don't believe in god so when I fail it will be meaningless haha
February 11, 2013 7:07 AM
Nothing. What I'm doing right now is working too well to tinker with it. Of course that might be because I already gave just about everything up!

Not coffee, though. You can't have my coffee!
February 11, 2013 7:11 AM
I have been pondering this for weeks now and I still haven't figured it out. A few years ago it was easy, it was Facebook, and my affair with it has been off ever since. I can't think of anything right now that would be a sacrifice. I think I will have to take on something to make this work...

Ah well, hopefully Early Morning Mass on Ash Wednesday will solidify what I am to do doing this Holy Season.
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February 11, 2013 7:11 AM
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QUOTE:

Apparently I'm giving up the Pope. frown

Hope his health is okay.

TOO FUNNY!!laugh laugh laugh laugh


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-pope-confirm-idUSBRE91A0A120130211
February 11, 2013 7:13 AM
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Wild parties, binge drinking and illicit sex.


Me too!

Wait.......Gave that up 25 year ago when I got married!!

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