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  1. Patti
    2 years ago

    The self-absorbing social network of Facebook!!

  2. Kendall
    2 years ago

    Both my husband and I have given up meat of any kind except for Sunday's. We are not vegetarians, so coming up with healthful meals that stick in one's stomach without consuming too many carbs is going to be a challenge (I'm diabetic).

  3. Natalie
    2 years ago

    I gave up eating anything in between the main meals. Except for an apple in between lunch and dinner. The apple is an exception.

  4. Sharon
    2 years ago

    Wine..... and that's a tough one for me. My husband is giving up desserts.

  5. peter
    2 years ago

    legos i just bought that i love

  6. Wanda
    2 years ago

    I gave up play Bejeweled Bliz because I play that more than spending time with God in prayer so I am going to spend time with God instead of being on line playing bejeweled.

  7. Kimmy
    2 years ago

    I am giving up the computer while my children are awake and husband..in other words I can't be on the computer at all when they are up..I don't want to waste time on the computer when I could be spending precious moments with them..I want to open my heart even more to seek Christ through His word, through Mass, and through studying and especially prayer. I sometimes have so much going on (like most people) and I want to dedicate each day time to spend with God, to pray, to worship, to just simply build my relationship with Him! I am very excited for this Lenten season..for it to strengthen my faith even more!

  8. Erin
    2 years ago

    going out to eat.

  9. Lynn
    2 years ago

    All Sweets, Hot Chocolate, Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers, Pigs in a blanket, plus planning on going to daily mass 2 or 3 times a week, and also to go to the Stations of The Cross every Friday. `

  10. Vonda
    2 years ago

    this past year has already been a year of sacrifice for our family. My husband lost his job or 19 years and with lack of jobs in this economically depressed area and being of the baby boomer age group, jobs go to younger people now. So we have had to learn to live on much much less than we have ever had. We already live a continous Eucharistic fast because Mass is only available twice a month and in 2013 will be only available once a month. During this season of Lent we are very aware of what we have and of are learning to be be good stewards of all the the Lord has given us. We cherish our walk in the desert and have vowed to seek the Lord in his Holy Scriptures daily without fail and to spend more time in prayer. Ours is going to be a time of renewal and rebirth.

  11. Roberto Scott
    2 years ago

    Wheat bread,pastries,cookies,flour tortillas pita bread.
    Time in the net and TV.

  12. Theresa
    2 years ago

    I gave up watching television. My intention is that it will give me more quiet time to reflect and pray.

  13. Mandy
    2 years ago

    Alcohol

  14. Hilda Campos
    2 years ago

    I find myself being selfish at times. I want to give more of myself to God and to help those in need. I have been very blessed and want to share my blessings.

  15. George
    2 years ago

    I have three things I do for Lent:

    Fasting - I will give up drinking wine. As a person that loves a glass of wine it will remind me each day of the Lord and his sacrifice

    Alms giving - each Sunday I will ad an extra donation for the poor.

    Prayer - attend Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent.

  16. melinda
    2 years ago

    i'm giving up sugar

  17. Gloria
    2 years ago

    i gave up face-booking during the day ,my breakfast, lunch and my desserts!

  18. maria
    2 years ago

    eating meat

  19. Mary Ann
    2 years ago

    I am giving up coca cola-which I love and drink everyday, and hot dogs-which I love, and popcorn-which I could eat every day. I am also giving up potato chips, orange cupcakes, and ice cream.

  20. Kalyn
    2 years ago

    2 out of 3 meals ( fasting)

  21. becca
    2 years ago

    I'm giving up meat for lent!

  22. Sydney
    2 years ago

    Meat

  23. Chaz
    2 years ago

    I am giving up meat on fridays

  24. Paige
    2 years ago

    This Lent I am giving up meat. I also am going to try to fast once or twice a week. I will attend mass as often as i can and go to adoration more frequently.

  25. Mary
    2 years ago

    Every drink except water and milk

  26. Leticia
    2 years ago

    For each day of Lent, I'm giving up two meals (breakfast and lunch) and also fasting for 24 hours once a week, starting with Ash Wednesday. I am also giving up frivolous and unnecessary purchases.

  27. Jaygee
    2 years ago

    Being rude to other drivers. I will start being more polite when i drive.

  28. Nick
    2 years ago

    I am giving up Facebook and sweets. I will be attending Sunday mass along with daily mass when I can. I will pray the rosary more often and I will volunteer at my church.

  29. PATRICIA
    2 years ago

    my favorite food... carbs

  30. J
    2 years ago

    Facebook and junk "heavy" foods

  31. Krystal
    2 years ago

    I am thinking about going to daily mass and giving up going out to eat.

  32. Denny
    2 years ago

    That's a great idea. i gave up meat. I wtaned to vegetarian for awhile & it just felt like a good thing to do.

  33. CHARISSE ZENO-DAVIS
    2 years ago

    Giving up holding grudges and solid food and knocking GOD hands away

  34. Bette Hulbirt
    2 years ago

    Beer

  35. Donovan
    2 years ago

    I am giving up alcohol and will donate the money I would have spent to the church

  36. Maureen
    2 years ago

    I am giving up chococlate and soda. During this time, I count my blessings and everyday try to make the day a little special for someone. When I taught 3 year olds in Sunday School, they did not understand the concept of giving up something, so we used the approach to do something nice for someone everyday. To this day, this is something these children remember and some of these children are now young adults.

  37. Alexandro
    2 years ago

    I'm giving up chocolate.

  38. Joseph
    2 years ago

    Since I won't say what I've given up until I've actually done it, I'll say what I did last year. Last Lent I went to Mass everyday. Pretty difficult. This year I can't drink coffee because I just developed an allergy to it. Besides giving up coffee, I'll give up something else and then tell you about it when this Lent ends.


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