Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Impact, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    Lent starts soon - February 13th and runs through to March 30th.

    So, is anyone giving anything up for it? Have you in the past - did you succeed or fail halfway through?

    I've never done it before, but this year I was thinking of giving up soft drinks, juice, energy drinks, etc and replacing them with water. Not sure I can cut out coffee completely, but i'll try to cut down.

  2. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I'm going to give up alcohol. It'll be a big struggle, but I think I'll make it.

    I had no idea it was the day before Valentine's Day. I'm going out for a meal that night and know that the things I would have thought of giving up will be consumed!
    I think I might give up crisps because they're easy enough to replace with something else haha.
  3. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    I have successfully given up fast food in the past as well as two times where I gave up soda and energy drinks. I did drink coffee during those time periods.

    This Lent I am going to drink more water. Sometimes its about doing more than giving up haha
  4. Unity

    Unity #LGB V.I.P.

    lol Millz you're right about it being more about doing but that sounds like a New Year's Resolution to me!

    If I do something this year I should really make my focus about going back to Church. I've been away due to laziness and I should try and get back. Easier said than done with me.

    If I give up something this year the hardest thing for me would be energy drinks. With work they've become not only something tasty that I enjoy but therapeutic as well lol. It would take a lot of will for me.
  5. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    The drinking more water thing has a specific number to it that I failed to mention. Meaning, I have to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day or I've failed my Lenten promise.

    If I just said, "drink more water," I don't think that's specific enough at all haha
  6. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    Being agnostic, Lent has no special meaning to me. On the religious side, I've no particular reason to look for penitance; and on the do-it-just-because side, then if I was going to give up anything, I'd try to make it last a lot longer than a month and a half.
  7. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    Honestly, I am Catholic but I don't really do it for religious reasons anymore. I hate to say that but its true.

    Its moreso for my personal well-being and pushing myself to see if I can make improvements. I know I shouldn't need Lent to do these things but eh, it helps.
  8. Unity

    Unity #LGB V.I.P.

    That's somewhat how it is for me. I'm Catholic but not active at the moment so last year I don't think I did anything for lent. If I do something I want it to have meaning, which is why I should have a goal like getting back to church instead of giving something up. Can't say what I'll do at this point lol.
  9. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    Being a practicing Catholic I usually give up something but sometimes I do something instead, like volunteer more time or take a up new charity to give to. A couple of years ago I began contributing to the Driscoll Children's Research Fund. I haven't decided what I'm going to give up this year.
  10. Jeanie

    Jeanie nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    A couple of years ago I gave up sweets but I'm not sure I lasted the whole time. I don't observe Lent, but that was when I was unemployed and I needed to do something disciplined and it seemed like a good idea.

    I'm not going to do anything this year because I'm already working on eating less junk (I went a little nuts around Christmas time and gained a few pounds) and working out more.

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