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Old 02-22-07, 01:31 PM   #1
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Anyone giving up anything for Lent?

This past weekend I figured my drinking is getting way out of hand. I had a New Year's resolution to only drink on "special occasions", however I threw around the adjective "special" quite liberally.

Anyway, this past weekend I realized that whenever I find a "special" occasion I would take the opportunity to catch up to all the other opportunities I had missed to get drunk by drinking much more in excess. I made an ass of myself and possibly lost the opportunity to get with a girl whom I love and admire dearly.

Anyway, I'm giving up alcohol for the Lenten season (which includes St. Patrick's Day, oof)

Don't get me wrong, I'd still be down to party, just sober.

Wish me luck!

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Old 02-22-07, 01:40 PM   #2
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I have not given up alcohol for Lent. I've just given it up for today. As it turns out, I've given it up just for a day 2978 days in a row. One day at a time. That's what has worked for me.

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Old 02-22-07, 01:42 PM   #3
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I guess we won't see anybody giving up bikeforums for Lent.
This thread reminds me that it is time to hear a few friends state that they are giving up sex for lent.
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I was planning on giving up Lent for Lent.
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No lint for lent here.
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Good luck! I'd be surprised if you don't also notice an improvement in your sleep paralysis.
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Old 02-22-07, 02:43 PM   #8
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Actually, the last time I posted about my sleep paralysis was the last time I had it.

I ALMOST had another episode the following night, but I woke myself up before it happened again
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I gave up Lent
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I was going to stop making fun of people who are religious.
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Old 02-22-07, 02:52 PM   #11
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I'm eastern orthodox, so every year Lent is the same: the first week I don't eat meat (this year started on Feb 12), the next monday I can't eat any animal products (cheese, milk, eggs, etc), so it's a vegan diet till Easter. It's no big hardship for me, but if I don't watch out it can interfere with my bike commuting, especially by the end of it.
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Old 02-22-07, 03:09 PM   #12
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I was going to stop making fun of people who are religious.
In my case it's more than just a religious sacrifice. The season also offers the opportunity for me or anyone to better oneself. A "Jihad," if you will*

Thanks for the support

*Jihad in its original Arabic meaning is a "struggle towards good"
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It's lent? To who and for how long?!?!?
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I'm going to try getting less headshots.

Maybe some arm shots, or some leg shots, maybe I don't always have to get the headshot, you know?
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I gave up giving things up .....in fact, I eat MORE meat on fridays now than I do the rest of the year
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I'm kinda surprised to see how many practicing catholics are out there.
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I love Lent because I can not eat meat without having to make up some lame excuse or get funny looks. The fact that I'm not a 'practicing' Catholic is known only to me....and of course my Mother who guilts me about constantly, but retains hope because, hey, I don't eat meat during Lent!
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puleeze...like you even had those before...
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I quit drinking once. That was by far the worst 20 minutes of my life!
Seriously though ... in 1999 I decided I was tired of the direction I was going ... I had a beer-gut, it was
taking more and more alcohol to get me buzzed, and I decided my son (who was 3 at the time) deserved a better role model than a Dad who came home and knocked off a six-pack every night.
Now I come home and run or bike or read or hang-out or whatever, but without alcohol. I've never been to an AA meeting or any shiat like that, but I admire those who decide they need to go that route and have the guts to do it. I haven't had a drop of anything resembling alcohol since July of '99 and don't miss it a bit. I'm in shape, clear-headed and life rocks! Good luck to you ... you can take charge of what you accept into your body ... you can do it!

Thats awesome!! My boyfriend is the same way. He hasn't drank since college. He'll have one and thats a BIG maybe one glass of wine at dinner. He just doesn't like the way he makes him feel.

Me on the other hand I like to have a drink here or there.
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Yes. I gave up sobriety & celibacy.
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Can one give up Catholicism for Lent?

Kind of like a Rumspringa for Catholics
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