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What are you giving up for Lent?

The Lent period has started today. Many people use the 40 days till Easter to give up on something they especially like - food, alcohol, cigarettes... etc. Traditionally a christian thing but people doing it for numerous reasons nowadays.

I'll be giving up on sweet stuff: cookies, cakes, chocolate and sweets (I really love sweet things ). Mainly because I want to remind myself that not everyone lives in a place where food is so abundant.

Are there more people around that give up something for Lent? What is it?
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:06
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Lent doesn't start until next Sunday here.

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Old 09.03.2011, 11:15
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

The times may vary but the relevance doesn't.
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:22
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'll give up beer
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:27
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Well, I gave up drinking a month ago, so I think I am just going to continue with that.
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:35
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Pancakes. .
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:40
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Pancakes. .
Too much of them on pancake day?
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Sugar and anything that contains it.
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:41
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

A few days ago I had a great idea on what to give up for lent but I should have written it down.
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Old 09.03.2011, 11:51
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Sugar and anything that contains it.
Impressive! I tried it the first time I fasted but didn't manage in the end because I can't live without coffee and can't drink it with sweetener or without sugar.
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A few days ago I had a great idea on what to give up for lent but I should have written it down.
you could give up not writing things down when you get an idea
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Impressive! I tried it the first time I fasted but didn't manage in the end because I can't live without coffee and can't drink it with sweetener or without sugar.
try Stevia
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The Lent period has started today. Many people use the 40 days till Easter to give up on something they especially like - food, alcohol, cigarettes... etc. Traditionally a christian thing but people doing it for numerous reasons nowadays.

I'll be giving up on sweet stuff: cookies, cakes, chocolate and sweets (I really love sweet things ). Mainly because I want to remind myself that not everyone lives in a place where food is so abundant.

Are there more people around that give up something for Lent? What is it?
I used to give up sugar, but this time, since I am going to give birth at Easter, I can't handle to give up that at this critical phase of the pregnancy.... I could give up my sleep, but it is already the case....

I am not able to see something that I am ready to give up for now... Well I'll catch up on the Ramadan then...
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Same as every year - hard drugs and loose women.
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:27
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

interesting thread.

I will be giving up my social phobia

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(I liked it very much during 3 years...)
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:28
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Well, I gave up drinking a month ago, so I think I am just going to continue with that.
Congrats. For health reasons? Totally given up?
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:33
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Freinds I know gave up meat for lent
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:38
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

The worst thing about lent is that the Easter bank holiday is so far away

I will give up checking my calendar for the next public holiday
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

being catholic.
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The worst thing about lent is that the Easter bank holiday is so far away

I will give up checking my calendar for the next public holiday
KFC Sunday will bridge that gap.
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