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Lent 2012

HelloloverHellolover Posts: 68Member
edited February 2012 in general discussion
Are you giving something up?
I'm not religious but every lent I always have the intention to give something up for 40 days and 40 nights.

I've never actually succeeded because I either forget or give in to temptation!

But this year rather than giving a single thing up I think I will try more of a resolution like 1 of my new year's resolutions which was to cut down on my sugar intake, eat healthier and lose some weight. I haven't been sticking to that so far, so for lent I'm going to see if I can try and put this resolution into action at least for the next 40 days and 40 nights (baby steps compared to a whole year!). So I'm going to limit myself to 1500 calories a day, I have a desk job and with such a sedentary lifestyle I only need about 1700/1800 calories a day so it's not like a dramatic cutback or anything, but I probably go over the 2000 cal mark on my munchy days. :sweatingbullets:

Anyway! Is anyone else gonne try to give something up for lent? Obviously it doesn't have to be food or weight loss related.
It could be something like quit/cut back on smoking, don't drink alcohol, don't swear, don't go on facebook for more than 1 hour a day, don't do your homework last minute, whatever comes to mind that may (or may not?) have a positive impact on your life!


  • MannosukeMannosuke Posts: 12,760Member


    edited February 2012
    I guess I'll give up God for 40 days and 40 nights.
    See whether my life gets better.
  • followyourdreams.followyourdreams. Posts: 277Member


    I wish I could say I'm giving up love for Lent. But it'll be impossible! I'm not sure, I might give up chocolate.
    are you flying like you want to?

  • HelloloverHellolover Posts: 68Member
    why would you give up love :o

    wow this cutting out calories for lent is proving to be difficult! but persistence is key, I got too much cushion for the pushin right now
  • SUMM3RxBABiiSUMM3RxBABii NYPosts: 3,260Member
    I'm not religious myself but I feel like for the last year, i've been doing more Christian "activities" than i have ever done since i was a child. Been to church a few times, joined KCCC and commit myself into lent.

    Anyhow, I'm giving up Starbucks for lent. I know it's nothing compared to a lot of people but I live by a Starbucks..2, actually. There's one at school and one by the subway station to go home to...gah. I'm surrounded by them.
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