I Am Giving Something Up For Lent

For those committed to giving up something symbolic for the pre-Easter observation of Lent 43 People

    I'm a Baptist but I do it anyway.

    I'm giving up twerking and cursing.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 14, 2015

    Lent Will Do Me Good This Year

    Lent will be hard for me this time around. I have not been very good at it so far. My work schedule has made it difficult to for me to attend Mass every week, and though I keep trying to plan out a way to go, it just has not been happening for a while.  Fortunately, nothing...
    Sidereus Sidereus
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2008

    A Challenge

    This lent, I really want to have an effect on me.  Usually I give something up, go the 40 days, and then go back to it right away.  Last year I even tried to use lent to establish good habits (flossing-- I hate it!  and drinking milk everyday, also not a fan of...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    No More Fast Food!

    I have been on a recent fast food binge ever since some traumatic personal experiences, and I realized recently that is was a coping mechanism and so for the good of my body, I have given it up for Lent to break the habit!  I have also resolved to spend more time reading my...
    themcqueenescape themcqueenescape
    22-25, M
    Feb 7, 2008

    Matthew 6:27

    As I belong to an airy-fairy sort of church very firmly planted in the Reform tradition, I'm giving up worry for Lent. Right now I worry a lot, about things like where I will be next year, what will become of my life, how to admit it when things don't go according to plan...
    alanajames alanajames
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2012

    Already Did

    I gave the X up for lent about 11 years ago and then I gave up religion. Sorry not making a joke of the topic as my best friend is a devoted Catholic and I respect her and her beliefs but I did this for a very long time and it's just not my cup of tea. More power to those who...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    Coke

    I gave up Coca-Cola! It's not easy, even though I'm still drinking Sprite and Diet Coke. I want the REAL THING!
    TheLibrarian TheLibrarian
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

    Fasting On: Ash Wednesday & Good

    Friday Abstaining From: Coffee and Black Tea Penance: 40 Hours of Excercise (2400 Minutes) Currently: Praying for Easter.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 1

    Just Because

    I am going to give up something for lent just for symbolic reasons and also for the religious factor too. I am gonna give up ice cream! Somebody tell me when it's over cuz I love my ice cream so I am making a sacrafice here.......
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    I have decided to give up EP

    for lent. Sorry friends, see you after Easter.
    dovie6 dovie6
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    Lent Blog

    Hi! We're an anonymous group of people who are posting daily blogs about our Lenten promise to do forty good deeds.  It's our hope that this blog inspires others to make small changes in their everyday life to make the world a better place.   Please check us out...
    40days40deeds 40days40deeds
    22-25
    Feb 21, 2010

    Giving Up Alcohol

    This year is my first year observing Lent. I was raised in the Church of Christ, so I never have really observed the Christian/Catholic calendar until I started going to my current church.  I've been attending my current church on a consistent basis for about ten months, and...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Feb 16, 2013

    Yep

    I am giving up cokes. I did it last year no problem. Like JFL I am thinking of giving up something else as well. I don't eat enough chocolate for it to matter. I don't think it's really appropriate to give up sex for Lent. So, I don't really know. I don't think I have the will...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 6, 2008

    Gone!

    Lentils.... Just seems like the right thing to do!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    Lent Is Amazing

    I never really heard of lent until a client came into my office asking me where is the nearest catholic church on ash wednesday. He later discussed lent and also my friend mentioned it to me later that day. After he explained I decided to join alone. I gave up coke sodas...
    lovemymilitaryman lovemymilitaryman
    22-25
    Mar 27, 2012

    Josh Hartnet Had It Easy

    A few years ago the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights came out. It chronicled a young man's struggle with the bad sexual choices he had been making, i.e., the wrong women/relationships, and he decided to give up sex--in all forms--for Lent. For those of you who haven't seen the movie...
    cgtlsmom cgtlsmom
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2011

    Things Relinquished

    On my senior year in high school, I gave up coffee for Lent. (Some of us high schoolers love coffee!) Last year, I relinquished fried foods for the same reason. This year, I'm putting off Facebook not only because it's a Lenten sacrifice, because I have bad grades in college...
    talfonso talfonso
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2010

    Coke (the Beverage)

    i'm currently planning on giving up coke (the beverage). i still have about 24 hours to consider, though, so i might change my mind between now and then. but don't worry, i'll keep you posted ;) update: if you're unfamiliar with lent, have no fear, wikipedia is here! http://en...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    Lenten Contribution

    I'm giving up chocolate, sweets, cakes and biscuits for Lent. It was a last minute decision, while I was with my friends having Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. I don't miss them yet, but I will - the biggest temptation will be buying petrol and having to quesue next to the chocolates...
    Gezabel Gezabel
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2007

    I'm Giving Up Star Wars For Lent!!

    It's still more than a month until Lent starts (just), but I have already decided what to give up... Star Wars! That doen't just mean giving up watching the movies, but also Star Wars youtube videos (which I watch a lot), star wars books and everything else Star Wars for the...
    13nightwish31 13nightwish31
    13-15
    Feb 8, 2011

    I know it's been a few weeks,

    but no matter what stage in the season, there is always room for change. I have faith smaller than a mustard seed, if not nonexistent. I have been trying to work on it. But sometimes it takes something big to change someone's heart, especially with someone who has a heart of...
    popguzzlerr popguzzlerr
    18-21, F
    Feb 23

    What Is a Foodie to Give Up?

    I'm going to give up chocolate, good folks. I really enjoy chocolate, so this is actually meaningful (to me) and not a, "I'm going to give up raw egg and banana shakes in the AM." And I plan to use this post as a constant reminder.
    foodiesf foodiesf
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2007

    Redneck Lent

    Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But, all of Bubba's neighbors were Catholic...and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday. The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    Giving Up

    Yes, today is my last day of freedom and tomorrow we have Ash Wednesday and I get an ashy smudge on my forehead. Like possibly quite a few, I'm going to be giving up chocolate for Lent. I know during Lent, in desperation, I'll find a loophole that means I can have some. But I'm...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    This Is My First Year Giving Something Up!

    I was raised as a Protestant, where Lent isn't much of a big deal oftentimes. So this year (I'm 21) I have decided to give something up for the first time. I'm giving up meat entirely, and I'm hoping that it will make each mealtime a time of conscious reflection. I'm only a few...
    cauchemar33 cauchemar33
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2012

    One Can Only Do Without What One Can Do Without

    10 Things I Am Giving Up For Lent 10.  Plugging my book, Invisible Driving, on EP.  (www.invisibledriving.com) 9.  Walking backwards down sidewalks in order to confuse people. 8.  Blurting out wildly inappropriate comments when people are talking on cell...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    8 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    Perfect!

    I was going to give up sex, but since I don't do it anyway, that's out the window.  :P So I've tentatively decided to give up smoking. I'm terrified of the potential repercussions of this decision, though... ***UPDATE*** Well, it's Ash Wednesday, and I've smoked already...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

    Focus Only To God

    I just want to say that let's sacrifice the distractions that causes as to be distant to the Lord. The time of Lent is the time to repent. I'm asking you to remember God's unconditional love, heroic acts and sacrifices for the good of all humanity. Do a simple acts of kindness...
    Dumstey Dumstey
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

    I'll Put My Addictions On Hold

    I'm giving up my addictions for Lent this year.  My addictive subtances, which only amount to caffeine.  I drink alcohol, but not in an addictive way (unless 2 beers a week counts as an addiction). And I'm giving up my compulsive addiction to the Internet -- mainly...
    ag123 ag123
    41-45
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    What We All Need to Give Up For Lent

    one word. religion. give up religion, and become a human being.
    nine4dnine nine4dnine
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2008

    She-who-shall-not-be-named

    I'm giving up my favorite singer for lent, because that is the one thing I wanted to give up least.
    golddust2009 golddust2009
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2010

    Related Experiences

    Blessed Be to the moderators and creators of EP. I met my true love on your site 1year, 1 month, and about 20 days ago. She and I were destined to be together. I fell for her from...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    i thought that being friends with a person for so long and helping them out and trusting them and loving them like family meant they would consider you as a bestfriend...they only...
    jessyrosa88 jessyrosa88
    26-30, F
    Apr 21
    I wanna do a lighter post I guess before it's the end. Almost like a finale. I just don't know exactly what to write about, but I might just write about a few random things that...
    rana3434 rana3434
    41-45, F
    Apr 20
    This will be the last time I ever post something on EP, and it seems fitting that it emanates from the account that started it all for me. I'm not sure I can class myself as a...
    Alania21 Alania21
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    The year 1996 when I was six years old, there's something unique about the year I cannot fathom upon. Something mysterious, mystical and magical. Maybe it was the end of an era and...
    Sazzio Sazzio
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    Help!!!!!!! Please!! Ok so in dec my niece passed away, my sisters bf killed her :(. She was about to turn 1..... But here's the reason I'm here.. One night I had a dream about the...
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    I haven't written anything since last year July/August but I find I should write one last post. I thank EP for what I have learnt and for giving me the chance to help others too...
    multiplexed multiplexed
    22-25, M
    Apr 17
    Yeah I'm here searching for something, though I know it's going to be gone soon - but hey, I can say I tried, right? Another night, another strange numbing sensation that I can't...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    From what I can tell, I'm fairly certain I either deleted this experience or something, but here goes memory lane once more! I was at my childhood friend's great grandmother's...
    Knitemair Knitemair
    16-17, M
    Apr 16
    Something that has been weighing heavy on my heart in this age old fight for equality. I am curious as to how you guys feel about my feels. If you disagree, do so objectively, and...
    Dreambrother Dreambrother
    18-21, F
    Apr 15
    LIKE HELL IM GOING TO SAY GOODBYE WITHOUT ONE LAST .... "Colpo di coda " as we Italians say against the so called "humanitarians" that have ofyen clashed with my personal opinions...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 15
    Indeed. I'm constantly worried about something, I always feel uncomfortable talking with strangers, I'm constantly assuming everyone is thinking something negative about me, I...
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 14
    Looking for someone to roleplay with, i love to pretend im in labour. if you're interested message me on here
    painfulbirthlover painfulbirthlover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    Looking for someone to roleplay with, i love to pretend im in labour. if you're interested message me on here
    painfulbirthlover painfulbirthlover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    I have always regarded foreign aid to Africa as something that does NOT help african countries as a whole, may only alleviate the sufferings of a small part of the population and...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    Apr 13
    I had a best friend and he hired me to work for him. I did and when I did he started hitting on me. I felt sorry for him bc I knew his marriage sucked so I let it roll off my...
    ceg333 ceg333
    36-40, F
    Apr 13
    Posted on Fakebook today: What would it be like to let go of the idea that your "problems" mean that you are broken and need to be fixed? Or that you aren't good enough? Or that...
    SmartKat SmartKat
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Apr 13
    Hello, sorry for the late response. We received your emails, but we are also currently receiving hundreds of other emails as well, and won't be able to respond to all, if we are...
    footsugar123 footsugar123
    51-55, M
    Apr 13
    ForcedCrosssdressingStory Pt1 Hey people! Well...This was a huge embarrassing experience that has happened recently. I went to my Aunt Kaitlen's house for 2 weeks because my...
    HiMyNameIsBlank101 HiMyNameIsBlank101
    22-25, M
    Apr 12
    IM IN LABOR! My water just broke and these contractions are painful! The babies are coming! Birthing 3 babies naturally at home. Looking for a labor coach :)
    mpg90 mpg90
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    I will become something that everybody will know me.
    JustAGayGuyHere JustAGayGuyHere
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I thought I would give a site a go and within two hours was kicked off, after posting I'm gay, I did get my account reinstalled but I can't stand the way the sites members were so...
    footsugar123 footsugar123
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    I'm pretty sad, I hope another ep type of thing comes back soon. I'm not that into fetlife since they don't have an app. But I hope to see everyone on there. Or please message me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11
    Anger You have probably felt this emotion some time during your Life. If not, you are on way too many drugs or you are a sociopath about to burst out. Truth is, I get angry too...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont
    26-30, M
    Apr 11
    I love giving oral sex to men, it is so satisfying to me i enjoy it and love watching and feeling them enjoy the pleasure they get
    alexiswcd alexiswcd
    56-60, T
    6 Responses Apr 10
    Last night this owl landed on the fence directly above my head just after I laid out tarot cards for a reading I was giving myself. So wild.
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 10
    this is one of the stories from my book chronicles of sam volume one currently available on kindle and nook. I hope you enjoy.. Wrathful measures My...
    Sorellana Sorellana
    26-30
    Apr 8
    I should say I am selfish when it comes to helping less fortunate ,i guess you dont understand what I mean. from the age of 8 I started helping less fortunate by providing food...
    maverika maverika
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    So I left EP suddenly a couple of days ago due to a very nasty argument with my soon to be ex-husband. He accused me of neglecting my children due to social media and this is...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    18 Responses Apr 8
More Stories