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Lent...

WileE-DeadWileE-Dead BannedPosts: 24,963Banned Users
What are your plans?
I was thinking about abstaining for 40 days...
meat, folks..just the meat...
:lol:
Did this years ago...I am really wanting to focus on some major goals for myself...

What about you?
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    For the past few years, I have abstained from NC.com. I may have to expand to a few more sites this year, because it all takes up way too much of my time.

    No one ever notices when I'm gone. ;)
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    No one ever notices when I'm gone. ;)

    Not fair, I do!
  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I'm not catholic, but I'm going to give up sodas.
    I think that I deceive genius.:happy10:
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I thought I knew, but I'm still thinking. I'm definitely giving up flavored beverages, but that's more for weight loss purposes than any thing. I lost 15 lbs last Lent from that. I'm also adding something, probably doing the LOH every day (and on time).

    My whole family is participating this year, even the lapsed and non-Catholics. We created a blog to talk about it. Should be interesting.
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Crap, I haven't been paying attention to the calendar and I skipped church this weekend, that'll teach me! I have no idea what I am doing for Lent. I would like to say that I would be more community oriented, but I am trying to get this stupid thesis written so I can get done with it and as such, my weekends are spent doing research. I think I will pick an easy one and say no fast food.
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  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    I guess giving up no fattening or bad-for-me food, which to me is translating into "sticking to your Weight Watchers points." I haven't been too devoted lately, let's just say.
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  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    I don't give anyhthing up,unless it's something like swearing or having a bad attitude,etc:)
    I like to GIVE instead,so I am hoping to volunteer or something.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Po wrote: »
    I thought I knew, but I'm still thinking. I'm definitely giving up flavored beverages, but that's more for weight loss purposes than any thing. I lost 15 lbs last Lent from that. I'm also adding something, probably doing the LOH every day (and on time).

    My whole family is participating this year, even the lapsed and non-Catholics. We created a blog to talk about it. Should be interesting.

    What's LOH?

    I'm just happy I remembered to schedule a non-meat Demo at work Wednesday. I know about the no-meat Fridays, but I had some belligerent Catholic customers last year on Ash Wednesday because I was Demoing a meat dish.

    I had an Episcopalian upbringing and I still like to "do Lent" from that perspective sometimes for the spiritual focus. I don't feel the call to it this year though.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I'm just happy I remembered to schedule a non-meat Demo at work Wednesday. I know about the no-meat Fridays, but I had some belligerent Catholic customers last year on Ash Wednesday because I was Demoing a meat dish.

    That's hilarious! I guess they had meatless-induced grumpiness.

    LOH = Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office

    It's a liturgical set of prayers and/or readings done throughout the day at set times. Sort of like how Muslims pray 5x a day or Jews have obligatory prayers. The LOH is mandatory for people who've taken religious orders, but some lay people do it too. It's nice to take a break from your crazy day to meditate/pray.

    Here's some more about it:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLiturgy_of_the_hours" class="Popup
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Po wrote: »
    I'm just happy I remembered to schedule a non-meat Demo at work Wednesday. I know about the no-meat Fridays, but I had some belligerent Catholic customers last year on Ash Wednesday because I was Demoing a meat dish.

    That's hilarious! I guess they had meatless-induced grumpiness.

    LOH = Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office

    It's a liturgical set of prayers and/or readings done throughout the day at set times. Sort of like how Muslims pray 5x a day or Jews have obligatory prayers. The LOH is mandatory for people who've taken religious orders, but some lay people do it too. It's nice to take a break from your crazy day to meditate/pray.

    Here's some more about it:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLiturgy_of_the_hours" class="Popup

    Thank you! I think it's kind of neat to take that time out of your (gy) day to recharge like that.
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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    Ugh, haven't decided yet. Maybe sodas. I usually give up two things, because I still eat meat (turkey) on Fridays. I detest fish.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I'm still thinking. I just realized tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. I definitely want to release something to create a vacuum.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I'm still trying to figure it out. I usually give up meat or drinking, but since I'm going to Europe next month that won't work.

    perhaps I should give up swearing....
  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm not catholic but hubby is.... I'll probably give up soda!! which is going to be super hard!!!
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    What was I thinking giving up alcohol & meat... :laughing8:
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
    Let’s just stay together and tell the world to kiss our ass. ~P


  • shelbymustangshelbymustang Posts: 391Registered Users
    I gave up facebook for Lent (I'm not catholic so this is my first time participating). Now I'm just on here more...whoops :D
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I gave up wine; so far so good.
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