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LaraStar

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 13:32
Are you giving anything up for Lent? Certain foods or any bad habits?
I am thinking about giving up sweets but I am not sure I could make such a commitment. I would be devastated if I couldn't stick with it.

"Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right."-Henry Ford
reti856

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 13:59
I'm taking the opportunity to get back on the dairy-free wagon (though I'm not Christian, let alone Catholic). It's about time. My belly has not been happy!
Ninjapanda

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 14:19
No more coffee! haha thats funny i would neve give up coffee. I'm going to give up cursing.
Hoser

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 14:36
About 35 years ago, I gave up religion for lent.
LaraStar

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 15:01
I am not catholic either. I see it more as a form of self improvement.

From the "motivational quotes" thread:

New to BB wrote:

Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about.




Does this mean I shouldn't give up chocolate for Lent? Serious question!

"Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right."-Henry Ford
M.Trublu

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 17:54
I'm giving up coffee. I am a Huge coffee drinker but I know I need to cut back. So I'm hoping that 40 days without it will make it a breeze to stick to one cup a day once I start drinking it again...b/c I WILL drink it again. Smile
M. Trublu


M.Trublu

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 17:59
LaraStar, why not keep it to one thing? That may make it easier to stick to. For example no more brownies or no more cookies.
Wow, I'm not sure what's harder to give up coffee or chocolate?!? But since I don't go a day without my coffee I think this would be a perfect challenge for me. Like you I want to make sure to stick to it. I better enjoy my evening cup of joe tonight :/
M. Trublu


fredmugs

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 18:38
Hoser wrote:
About 35 years ago, I gave up religion for lent.


I could not have said it better myself!
Pain is a by-product of a good time.
ZippyDani

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 22:08
LOL @ Hoser's reply...

M.Trublu... I too will be giving up the java--my Achilles heel! Good luck to us both!!
Nothing to it but to do it! ~Floyd of The Electric Mayhem
Noraneko

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 22:27
I'm with Ginnyray, and going dairy free for Lent. =)
livingdeadgi...

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 00:54
I'm not particularly religious, but I'm making the commitment to giving up meat, and any sweets(chocolate, candy, diet soda/soda, etc) for Lent.
LaraStar

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 03:49
I have decided I'm giving up sweets!!! It will be hard but that's what Lent is about. You don't give something up that you could live without anyway.

A few years ago I was a major coffee addict. Whenever I felt tired, stressed or anything, I would have a coffee. On bad days I drank up to 8 cups. It kept me going but made me jittery, sweaty, nervous and gave me palpitations. I then went on a diet where I cut out all processed foods and coffee. I lost a lot of weight and felt great. But I craved coffee more than chocolate!!! And that means something in a chocoholic!
I have reintroduced coffee by I will only have one cup a day and not everyday.
Good luck to everyone! Smile

"Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right."-Henry Ford
orchidannie

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 08:18
My absoulute favorite salty snack so anything ending in CHIP (potatoe chip, tortilla chip, pita chip) Popcorn and Pretzels are OUT!
gnat824

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 08:24
Looks like there will be some grumpy people in the morning over the next week! It would make me so sad to give up my morning latte (weekdays) or 2 cups of coffee (weekends).

No plans for Lent (especially since I'd classify myself as a non-practicing Lutheran/quasi-agnostic) but maybe I'll get in the spirit of things but adding something rather than taking away: eat more fish! I've let that slip out of my diet and need to bring it back!
- Natalie
LaraStar

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 09:01
Lol...grumpy people in the morning! I hadn't thought of that. But my coworkers are usually all talk, I don't think they'll give up their coffees.
Good idea about adding something. Either to your own or other people's benefit. Or both. I will add more exercise.

"Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right."-Henry Ford
Helewis

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 10:03
Definitely interesting idea about adding something Natalie. Thanks for the topic, Lara. Lots of good ideas here
Katiekinz

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 12:50
I still haven't decided lol last minute larry over here... I was trying to figure it out last night, but really couldn't decide what to give up. I'd love to try to get more into clean eating, it's the perfect excuse to cut out processed foods. Of course, I'm full of excuses which will make cheating on clean eating pretty easy, too Smile
sjcoray

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 13:03
Swearing Smile so I guess that also means golf.

And soda - I'm most of the way there, so hopefully this will just kick that clean habit home!

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela
erika2633

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 13:12
gnat824 wrote:
maybe I'll get in the spirit of things but adding something rather than taking away: eat more fish! I've let that slip out of my diet and need to bring it back!


Nat - you should definitely look up the recipe "Parmesan Crusted Tilapia" on here - I made it with sunnies and perch and it was soooo good and very easy!! And broiling is definitely a better option than frying!


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gnat824

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 14:44
Thanks Erika- I'll definitely look at that. Sounds awesome!
- Natalie



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