Lent starts today. For those that observe, what are you giving up?

J.B Books

Member
Ash Wednesday today, beginning of Lent.

First day of Lent. Day of fasting and abstinence.

I am sure that there are a lot of people here that couldn't care less. You don't have to post. It's OK.

But for those that observe (or used to) I am sure you are either giving up something or have a memory of trying to give up something for Lent.

I always find I loose weight during Lent as I try to give up alcoholic beverages.
 

J.B Books

Member
Same things every year. Alcohol, meat, all confectionery, that includes desserts, chocolate and virtually every sort of sweet tooth goody that has sugar in it. It's a very long six weeks.
Wow. Good for you!
I don't eat a lot of meat compared to when I was younger as it is. But no meat at all? Wow again.
I also don't eat much sugar based things so that would be easy for me.
However, no bourbon at the end of the day or a glass of wine with dinner...that's tough!
 

Ruby Rose

Location: Canadian Prairies
Ash Wednesday today, beginning of Lent.

First day of Lent. Day of fasting and abstinence.

I am sure that there are a lot of people here that couldn't care less. You don't have to post. It's OK.

But for those that observe (or used to) I am sure you are either giving up something or have a memory of trying to give up something for Lent.

I always find I loose weight during Lent as I try to give up alcoholic beverages.
We are Catholics...we do observe...we do care! But, in all honesty, I haven't decided what to give up yet...but it will find me.
 

Kathleen’s Place

Senior Member
Location
Wisconsin
For me it will be alcohol, soda, and meat on Friday. The hardest thing would be coffee and that is what I should REALLY give up. I’ve already blown it, but there is always tomorrow if I remember it in time
 

Ruby Rose

Location: Canadian Prairies
Lent does not go unnoticed in my household, as my son, a monk and a man of words, goes to extremes with his fasting list during this period. Lent does not escape here!

I invited my son to move in with me, seeing as I have three bedrooms and he was free and ready for new beginnings so to speak. He agreed. He has been a great help on the ranch, as a couple of freak accidents dictated extra hands were needed. Just so you know, I am the healthy one!

'Tis working out super, as our bedrooms are at either end, with one in the middle as our office...yes, I share. All I can say is that I'm sure glad I wrote my short stories years ago, as he is a man of words (also a writer), who would have critiqued them to death!

I have added to my Lent to-do list: no chocolate (waaa!), no nuts (waaa!), and no wine, but no way José am I following my son's list!
 

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