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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!

    Go me.

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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.

    Good luck!
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    I am giving up serious, helpful or informative posts.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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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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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert
    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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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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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?
    Ten tenths.

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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
    " The love you withhold is the pain you carry, lifetime after lifetime."

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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!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    I am giving up serious, helpful or informative posts.

    puleeze...like you even had those before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden graham

    puleeze...like you even had those before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldman
    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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    Picking my nails.

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    Can one give up Catholicism for Lent?

    Kind of like a Rumspringa for Catholics
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    For Lent I'm giving up using my car as best I can.

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