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    eating vegetarian lunch....like a good Catholic. I have never been able to fast...
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    I am going to give up Red Lobster on Friday nights and will just frequent Long John Silver's (mmmm, hush puppies)

    Seriously, I'll return to the Church when it treats living children as well as it treats the unborn. Don't see that happening.

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    Being a former Catholic, I decided to give it a go this year.

    I'm committed to four things, 2 sacrifices and 2 goals.

    1. No alcohol
    2. No obvious refined sugar
    3. Run 40 miles in 40 days
    4. Paint 40 miniatures in 40 days (I'm a miniature wargamer)

    So far, I've painted 5 miniatures and have not eaten any sugar (significant achievement, someone put a bowl of candy out in the office). I don't normally drink at lunch and it was raining this morning, so we'll see about #'s 1 and 3 later.
    Back home just in time for hockey season!

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    My daughter has given up junk snack food for Lent. She told me I had to as well I guess this will help me keep losing weight...down 20lb since February 1st.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Ok folks, so what's it going to be this year?!

    I am giving up fried foods except fish on Friday's. I'd like to add a few other things but still trying to formulate some options.

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    I'm not Catholic but I'm giving up pop except for the few cans of ginger ale that I have remaining in the house. I'm also giving up drinking beer at home except for the few bottles I have remaining. Once all of that is gone, no more for the season.

    _____________________________

    On a related note, the Girl Scout Cookies I ordered from a co-workers daughter were delivered today. I told her that if I were Catholic and really serious about lent, I might think the timing was some sort of conspiracy...
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    I ain't givin' up nothing.


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    That time of year again? Okay ... I give up Friday night fish fry.
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    I'm giving up being Catholic. Oh wait....I did that years ago.
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    Man that came quick. 40 days is pretty long. I usually make it around 20 days...

    I have until the end of today to come up with my sacrifice... hmmm
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I'm giving up being Catholic. Oh wait....I did that years ago.
    Pretty much my answer too.
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    I am giving up meat for Lent this year. It seems like a small sacrifice given what was done on my behalf.

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    I am also giving up beer and wine. I figure it's best to actually make an effort at one of my vices.

    Today was the first time in a long time that I went to mass. For me, Lent is obviously about religion but for me also about living consciously and making necessary changes. I just feel that I have been so lazy lately (in a lot of different areas) and I need to step it up.

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    Thanks to my kids, I am giving up my sanity...
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    I am giving up alcohol and gambling (except for a trip we had already planned in a far-away state that includes touring microbreweries)
    I burned down the church to atone for my transgressions.

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    Sleep. I have a newborn

    I respect people who observe lent, just not something I feel inclined to participate in....so I will continue in my selfish and debaucherous ways.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    I told a lady at work that if she put some tartar sauce under her pillow the Lent Fairy would come and give her a fish fry. She started to choke.

    Not practicing so I won't be doing anything. Maybe a little extra drinking after I move shit on Friday. Oh, she said she gave up swearing so those of us in cube land next to her have made a bet to see who can get her to swear first.
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    I gave up chocolate, biscuits, soft drink, lollies, chips- so pretty much my entire diet. Day two and im struggling.
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    Wife and I gave up twitter and facebook for lent. That should free up all those little pockets of time throughout the day.

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    I saw this hilarious graphic the other day that said "I'm giving up drinking for Lent and giving up Lent for St. Patrick's Day."

    My family has never really done the whole Lent thing. Probably cause we're Lutheran, and we're not as strict about all that stuff.

    Lately, I've found myself to be doing things in moderation pretty consistently anyways. I used to eat fast food all the time and haven't really done so over the past several months, primarily for financial reasons (but also health reasons). I guess I'll just keep doing that.
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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    I am also giving up beer and wine. I figure it's best to actually make an effort at one of my vices.

    Today was the first time in a long time that I went to mass. For me, Lent is obviously about religion but for me also about living consciously and making necessary changes. I just feel that I have been so lazy lately (in a lot of different areas) and I need to step it up.
    I worked through noon mass. Good thing you're giving up beer and wine. That way you can concentrate on the whiskey and brandy, you can get drunk quicker that way.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    My Lenten Sacrifice will be a virgin.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    My Lenten Sacrifice will be a virgin.

    Bear
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    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Wife and I gave up twitter and facebook for lent. That should free up all those little pockets of time throughout the day.
    Me too, except I don't have Twitter

    I wrote a great poem on Facebook about giving up Facebook but it's gone once I closed the account so I'd have to go onto Facebook to get it to post here which is too bad because it's pretty funny!!! I may sneak on and grab it and close it again...

    I also gave up chocolate but guess what cake my daughter wanted last night for her 13th birthday? So I have already blown it...

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    Pulled it off:

    Yes it's Lenten time again

    Where the heck have I been?

    It's time to see my live brethen

    I really hate the movie Seven.

    Is it truly a vice,

    when you post the Dalai Lama, so nice...

    I am concerned about the Rotary Club page,

    but the Board members, yes, they are all so engaged!

    And, yes, I will miss the haiku's,

    And when you got those cool new shoes,

    The Huffington Post,

    The Onion, the most,

    The pokes,

    The blokes-

    Yep and wows

    pictures of cows...

    My timeline is blotchy

    It's making me crotchedy

    ...just signed up to Pintrest

    it's not keeping my interest.

    Google Plus will have to go,

    LinkedIn is my only only show...

    So, Happy Birthday if I miss it

    Don't let people make you feel like $%^&-

    Should your relationship status happen to change,

    I expect a call or I will rage.

    A new job, a timeline update,

    congratulations and likes will have to wait.

    Invites should go to annemkrieg-at-gmail-dot-com,

    Does a share really happen after you're gone?

    Well maybe I will listen to NPR,

    Or read The Globe right in my car!

    A Shared YouTube is tough to beat,

    My entertainment value is just so sleek!

    So cheesy novels, they await,

    I'll give the book club another shake,

    A rosary planted in my pocket,

    no Borg's set in either socket!

    I'll watch my kids,

    without lens or vids,

    get a move on my next new gig,

    and continue to give a frig!

    So please do not cry or lament

    If I forgot to tag you it was not meant

    That our cyber friendship is now spent!

    So perhaps we will meet for lunch instead,

    or line up at Moglo for some really good bread,

    or craft a hefty email,

    if not some snail mail,

    and 6 weeks will pass so quickly by,

    and we'll be all be back here to wave a hi!

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