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February 11, 2013 7:48 AM
as much as i love mcdonalds im giving it up for lent!
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February 11, 2013 7:48 AM
Just decided today that I am giving up desserts. I have a horrible sweet tooth, so this is a huge challenge for me. I have tried in the past with little success, but I think I can get through it this time. I hope that it will have me seeing smaller numbers on the scale and on my dress size before Easter Sunday!
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February 11, 2013 7:50 AM
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Football.

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Edited by jcstanton On February 11, 2013 7:53 AM
February 11, 2013 7:51 AM
I'm going to give up soda.

I also liked someone else's idea to give up Facebook...that would be a good one for me as well! Tough though!
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February 11, 2013 7:51 AM
Since I have not done this in awhile, I will give up three things...chocolate, pizza and ice cream.
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February 11, 2013 7:51 AM
My belly button. Im gonna let all the lint accumulate hassle free!
February 11, 2013 7:52 AM
Swearing... I've made a bad habit of swearing at work of all places. Nowhere else, really... just work.

I like the idea of not buying anything I don't need though. That one will probably go down the crapper when I find concert tickets I want though... So I guess it's good that I NEED concerts. smile
February 11, 2013 7:52 AM
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Football.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition




I'm guessing you're being funny, since we are in the post season now and there are no more new games to watch at the moment. Or were you referring to everything football? It would be tough for me to give up my football news with the draft coming up and all.
Edited by jcstanton On February 11, 2013 7:53 AM
February 11, 2013 7:52 AM
Im giving up a few lbs of fat for lent but I dont want it back after lol other than that im giving up giving up anything
February 11, 2013 7:52 AM
I'm not religious at all but I like doing things for Lent as I find it "fun". This year I'm going Paleo (or as much as possible), which includes no alcohol - and I'm Irish....

Last year I gave up smoking (with flying success), the year before was sodas, ...
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February 11, 2013 7:53 AM
This one time I gave up religion...so I guess you can say I stuck to it ever since.
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February 11, 2013 7:53 AM
Oh boy, it's Lent already? I can't wait for paczki and then fish fries... what a time of fasting!
Edited by firstsip On February 11, 2013 8:03 AM
February 11, 2013 7:55 AM
Not a believer but I do believe that self discipline is probably good for the soul, since Christmas I have been all over the place and my Lenten discipline is to restart logging
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February 11, 2013 7:56 AM
I once had a Priest tell us at church not to give up anything for Lent but to make a lifestyle change to improve ourselves or to help others. Forty days is long enough to make it a habit and to get it to stick.

I am going to increace my level of exercise and healthy activities.

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Edited by fletchfb On February 11, 2013 7:56 AM
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February 11, 2013 7:57 AM
Love all these ideas, good luck all!!

I decided I am giving up my morning snack, eating between 10 and 1, it is when I choose poorly, and replacing it with a daily devotional. It is a great time of year to create a new habit. Hopefully this will kick that poor choice snack time to the curb and make me more mindful with the devotional.

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February 11, 2013 7:57 AM
Last year I gave up all meat (except fish, dunno why). This year I'm giving up bread. Not all carbs, like I'll still eat rice, potatoes, and of course vegetables and fruits. But no more rolls, pastries, sliced bread, baguettes... Ugh. Basically everything I love. But hey, it IS supposed to be a sacrifice.

ETA: good luck everybody! Especially those of you giving up chocolate!
Edited by laf0195 On February 11, 2013 7:59 AM
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February 11, 2013 7:58 AM
religion
February 11, 2013 7:58 AM
Not giving up anything, but am going to work extra hard on worrying less and being less O-C about things.
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February 11, 2013 7:58 AM
I'm giving up chocolate and for a healthy replacement I am going to cover the distance of an ironman triathalon.
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February 11, 2013 7:59 AM
I'm not Catholic but I do think it is good to fast from things as a form of worship.
Think I'll do sodas, this will be HUGE fo me! I drink a lot of soda a day!
February 11, 2013 8:00 AM
Sex.

Pretty much my wife's choice, but I'm counting it for me.
February 11, 2013 8:00 AM
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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.

I think I will join you on the elevator challenge... I am also only on the fourth floor so I should suck it up!
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February 11, 2013 8:02 AM
Traditional Religion... laugh
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February 11, 2013 8:06 AM
I've been pregnant or nursing for the past two years so instead of food I gave up music. It was VERY QUIET in the car but on the plus side, I picked up some Spanish! This year, I don't know... I'm considering giving up wine or all sweets or just stick to giving up music because I really love music on my walks, in the car, etc.

good luck on figuring it out!
February 11, 2013 8:06 AM
I'm going to fast (within reason) on holy days and instead of giving up something I'm going to be more kind, helpful, and complimentary, because the whole point is to deepen your realationship with Christ. Good luck to all of you trying to maintain a goal and kuddos to all of you that have set goals.

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