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 Lance Catamaran 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 Chett Chetterfield Staff Member

    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 Lance Catamaran 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 Lance Catamaran 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 Chett Chetterfield Staff Member

    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 still 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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