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I Am Giving Something Up For Lent

For those committed to giving up something symbolic for the pre-Easter observation of Lent 39 People

    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 3 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    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

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    Sweets And Pizza

    Every year since pre school I've given up sweets and now it isn't that much of a challenge. So I added pizza this year. I mean, I'm a teenager so it's a challenge. Especially on Fridays because usually I had cheese pizza on Friday but now it's really hard to find dinner in...
    Smileandbehappy Smileandbehappy 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    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

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    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 19-21, F Feb 8, 2008

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    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

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    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 21-25, M Feb 7, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F Feb 20, 2010

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    Gone!

    Lentils.... Just seems like the right thing to do!!
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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