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51 - 100 of 190 What did you give up for Lent?

  1. Tom Doran
    1 year ago

    i gave up water and now i feed on sunlight

  2. Tami S
    1 year ago

    This lent I am giving up my ice cream and other types of junk food. I eat ice cream most every night, so giving it up for 40 days is going to be a real challenge

  3. FunnyJ567
    1 year ago

    For Lent I gave up Mcdonalds

  4. ajax
    1 year ago

    i am giving up chocolate

  5. Kelly
    1 year ago

    junk food because other people in the world are in starvation

  6. Comfort
    1 year ago

    Am givin up alcohol curse words,lies nd al forms of sexual immorality, also givin up musics dat doesnt praise god,and wil do well to fast,and wil do ma best 2 read d bible atleast 5 days n a week.wil do my best 2 nt miss sunday service on one be nice helpin and assistin to any and every one

  7. SARAH
    1 year ago

    This lent l want to stay holy cos God is holy. My body is his temple. Talk about the goodnes of GOD. REPENT AND LOVE OTHERS.

  8. claire
    1 year ago

    I made 3 goals for myself this Lent:

    1. Give-up twitter (I'm basically addicted)
    2. Volunteer 1 time all day
    3. Begin a Journal

  9. Alison Marie Ohr
    1 year ago

    I am giving everything up for Lent, eating, sleeping etc.

  10. Knarik
    1 year ago

    1. I'm giving up listening to rock music...
    2. Also, I'm giving up animal based products including honey.
    3. I'm giving up Facebook and other social networks.
    4. I'm giving up staying up late and sleeping in.
    5. Cursing and lying.

    I'm going to read the Bible and go to church every Sunday. And pray every day.

  11. tekle
    1 year ago

    During this Lent i'll fight distructions during my prayers, which are the very enemy of my spiritual progress....' And am planning to give good deal of monthly salary to an elderly seek priest.

  12. Joshua
    1 year ago

    I plan to go to reconciliation tomorrow. This lent I also plan to up smoking, and will try to work to correct my language, and also Think before I speak.

  13. Emily
    1 year ago

    I am giving up all animal based products. I tried being vegan before, but it only lasted a week. It is tough, but I think that if I have a set time frame, and accountability partners, I can do it. I'm very excited about becoming healthier and flushing out all of the fast food and grease that comes in the meat I eat out of my body!

  14. NIcole
    1 year ago

    A few years ago, I decided to give up going out to eat because while food is not a vice for me, I was in the car a lot and loved to stop at restaurants for a snack, appetizer, or whatever. It was incredibly tempting to do that because I lived near so many restaurants. Anyway, it was hard, but I did it. And all of the money I had saved from not eating out, I used to buy a gift card to Outback Steakhouse for a coworker of mine who didn't earn much money so she and her husband and kids could go out for a nice dinner.

  15. Ciera
    1 year ago

    Last year I gave up Chocolate and it was a lot harder than I originally thought it would be! At first it was hard to be able to watch everyone around me being able to eat chocolate but I fought the temptation and am so proud that I finished it!
    This year I think I'm going to give up meat and stay vegetarian the whole 40 days... Challenge Accepted!

    Always Remember who you are doing this for...

  16. Debbie Kustka
    1 year ago

    I gave up time on my e-mail, Facebook, searches It all. I was addicted, but I do go to a lot of Catholic sites

  17. Claudia
    1 year ago

    Hi for lent I did not give up any thing because I forgot about it by the time I remember itas already a few days into it. I don't go to church not because I don't want to because the is not on whee I live I am catholic and go to a catholic school and we read parts of the bible every day my sister gave up soft drink witch was hard for her because when ever we went somewhere she would have to have water the day after Easter we let her tast it when she did she said gross is this real soft drink we said yeah she doesn't drink soft drink any more

  18. Cyn
    1 year ago

    For the whole time, I gave up potato chips (serious habit ie eating a big bag every single night often with dip), and drinking martinis (those were the only drinks I drank, so for me that means all alcohol). During Holy Week, I stopped washing television and on Good Friday I fasted - no food, just water and coffee in the morning. I'm also allowing myself tea.

  19. J J
    1 year ago

    I gave up bread and cheese for lent

  20. patrick
    1 year ago

    I gave up playing music and foothball

  21. MARY
    1 year ago

    I gave up soda and playing the video gambling machines. I have done very well. i What is the last day of Lent?

  22. Ariscita
    1 year ago

    I gave up playing lottery scratch off tickets, which I love to do.

  23. florence
    1 year ago

    i gave up my luxury tv time to spend more time with GOD.

  24. Nemboy
    2 years ago

    I gave up sweets, and promised not to miss my daily scripture readings and prayers.

  25. smitha
    2 years ago

    i wish to give up wht is wrong in god eye.

  26. cecille v. felisilda
    2 years ago

    i gave buying new clothes which i want most for reflecting to it, buying more is not what i need. what i need now is to strengthen my prayer life and to pray more for others.

  27. Lynda B. Clarke
    2 years ago

    I have given up all poultry; eating only seafood.

  28. Nicole
    2 years ago

    This season for Lent I gave up wanting more in my own. I have been desiring that my spouse finish our basement and it seems that in truth I do not need this. I am letting go of the need to want it for it is beyond need.

  29. Jan
    2 years ago

    I have given up TV-at least Monday through Friday and limit it on weekends to EWTN or sports. I haven't slept so well in a long time.

  30. lisha
    2 years ago

    im giving up meat for meat because i really love eating it

  31. Anna
    2 years ago

    I am giving up listening to rock and roll music for lent. I had no idea how hard it would be because it is played in the background at a lot of fast food restaurants and is such a part of everyday life in America.

  32. anne santiago
    2 years ago

    I have given up facebook and chocolates..

  33. Bethany
    2 years ago

    I am giving up sweets- and I have probable avoided about 10,000 calories! (sweets includes cookies, cake, candy, dessert, anything with chocolate)

  34. Jess
    2 years ago

    Kudos to the folks giving up driving their car! I love it! You rock.

  35. rad
    2 years ago

    For the 40 days of Lent......I chose to fast and abstain. Not easy for one who's got a medical condition like me but I wanna do it this time. And just like the years before, I gave up FB and other social networking sites and focus more on sites like Catholic Online to learn more about our Catholic faith. It helps in my spiritual reflections, develops a lot of discipline and fortifies my realization that I am indeed blessed in many ways and have so much to be grateful for.

  36. Sarah
    2 years ago

    I've been struggling with negativity and depression...and I'm starting late. I just decided it's time to return to church and baptize my daughter who is 7 months old. I am giving up that negativity and accepting the peace that spirituality brings to be back into my life.

  37. Isabella Hof
    2 years ago

    I know this will sound VERY stupid..... but I gave up Justin Bieber for Lent and I have done really well! :)

  38. Dianne
    2 years ago

    I giving up the sweets and junk food and am praying the rosary daily for an incarcerated person I know.

  39. John Beevers
    2 years ago

    Once again I have given up red wine or should I say alcohol altogether for Lent. I have done it now for about three years. Not easy at all but I know it will do me good in more ways than one.

  40. sam
    2 years ago

    i gave up playing xbox

  41. Nne oge
    2 years ago

    My onw word is that everybody must keep he or her way clean for the gloria of his name

  42. Rae
    2 years ago

    I'm not yet confirmed - not until next year. This was my first Lent. Since I have not eaten meat since 2004, I decided to give up desserts & junk food. But last night - 17th, I cheated and had an ice cream cone and some chips. I feel like a failure ! I was able to give up meat with no problem. I see others eat it, remember how good my favorite dishes tasted, yet am not really tempted to go back to it. I would confess but I can't do so until I'm confirmed. I have bigger things to confess once allowed anyway. Thanks for listening...

    2 years ago


  44. K B
    2 years ago

    Lent is a very emotional time for me, a time to reflect not only on Jesus and our Lord (what he went through) but also on his! I try very hard to be true to my God, myself and my Faith during this special time of year. A Holy time of year. I give up; Worry, Control, Selfishness and Greed. I give myself to God as a whole. I reach for a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and also who I am as someone Jesus Loves! My Mother and Father gave this gift to me as they did my six brothers. They set us on this path of relationship with Our Father in love and selflessness. I give things up that only God and I can see, but everyone around me can feel. I love my God and I will give myself up to him this Lenten Season.

  45. David Graf
    2 years ago

    I have given up snacks between meals, bread ( except for The Holy Euchatrist), donuts, any sweet rolls.

  46. Louise
    2 years ago

    I am doing my best to give up all forms of cursing. Learning to bite my tongue. Also spend more time with my kids.

  47. Paula
    2 years ago

    1. Being more patient with my family.
    2. Praying the Rosary daily for the consecration of Russia as Our Lady of Fatima has asked.
    3. Doing some inspirational reading or research on the Internet each day.

  48. Kim Polingo
    2 years ago

    I don't give up so much as to "give" to my prayer life. I sent years as a child "giving up" the candy and sweets. As I got older I started "giving." I gave more of my time to teaching my children the real meanings and the bibical meanings to our "giving up." Now my children are all grown and they now "give" to their children, I "give" support by adding time in prayer for this next genaration of "givers."

  49. Edith
    2 years ago

    I am going to give up facebook , and only get on once a week. I am going to stop my inappropriate language. I will also stop eating so much junk food. Things that are all very hard to do for me.

  50. grace
    2 years ago

    i gave up my bed for lent. i sleep on the floor every night and i also am saying a hail mary every night and im giving up playing games like apps and board games.

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