Whatcha Giving Up for Lent?

Join me, 2x a year Catholics & people who love self-sacrifice!
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    Alcohol
    🚫🍷πŸ₯‚πŸΊπŸ»πŸ₯ƒπŸΉπŸΈπŸš« Not the easiest during March Madness (with my amazing UCLA doing so well!) & St Patrick's Day (a holiday I adore, says the lady with the Gaelic name).
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    I'm giving up coffee
    Just kidding. I'd go on a killing spree if I did. But I AM giving up making my bed. I know, I know, that seems like it's self serving. Not for me guys! Not making my bed this morning was severely difficult and I'm going to be stressed about it all day!
    Suggested by Β  @karlalucia
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    Being in a certain weight range
    Aka I'm using Lent to help me lose weight 😬 I've been doing this for a few months now; I'm down 15lbs but I still have another 15-25lbs to go before I'm satisfied.
    Suggested by Β  @colls39
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    The Irish Catholic in me forces me to give something up every year, even if I'm barely Catholic anymore. Though, I had a cool priest grade school who also said "Instead of just giving something up, commit to making a positive Change in your life instead, it's happier for yourself & others!"
    I'm going to try to stop complaining about trivial things, bc so many people have it way worse than me. Also I have to get back on my damn healthy food plan now that the holidays are over!!
    Suggested by Β  @theemilywest
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    Giving up takeout and delivery. If I want restaurant food, I'm gonna have to sit my butt in the restaurant and eat it.
    I'm counting all drive thru as takeout because my belly knows we need less chicken nuggets. If I want fried food at home, I'ma have to fry it (which means I'll bake it and lose a couple lbs.) If I want pizza, I have to go to Papa Murphys and bake it. $5 faves, yo. Since I hate leaving the house this will work well!
    Suggested by Β  @Boogie
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    I'm giving up worrying about the future.
    I'm going to breathe in the here and now and exhale the worry and stress of tomorrow.
    Suggested by Β  @andersun
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    I'm giving up lazyness making myself make it to the gym every day.
    Suggested by Β  @elmospimpingme
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    I'm giving up volunteering for things I don't actually want to do
    I have been actually making positive changes since the beginning of the year and the one thing I'm not happy with is how often I cater to others expectations. Whether it's letting my soon to be family members dump things on me that they should be doing or volunteering for things I don't want to do just because I know someone else wants me to, I need to force myself to stop caving to other people's expectations.
    Suggested by Β  @sar_marieee
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    At suggestion of @theemilywest I'm also going to try to add something in as well as abstaining from something:
    I'm going to make the active effort to say yes more. Yes to my kids (within reason), particularly when they ask me to stop what I'm doing & play. Yes to invitations, even if I'm exhausted or plans have to be shuffled. Yes to my husband when he tries to get me to slow down
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    I'm giving up hitting snooze
    I know that it's going to be hard but I will appreciate having the extra time in the morning to get ready for my day (hopefully)
    Suggested by Β  @krista_da
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    I'm giving up soda
    I'm 4 days in so far. (And v. tired!)
    Suggested by Β  @roche
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    I'm attempting one act of service per day and giving up yelling at my kids.
    The mean whispers at church this morning don't count, obvs.
    Suggested by Β  @ashleyanwiler
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    I don't give things up for Lent but I do work on goals. I am working to keep negative energy from entering my soul so I am happier despite life's struggles. 🌹😊
    Suggested by Β  @Heartsounds
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    Alright so I wasn't gonna give up anything until I saw your list but now I'm inspired and will give up....eh...I wanted to join you and say alcohol but I haven't been drinking much and I should really give up something that's more recurring. So I...shall give up...can't believe I'm saying the words...ice cream and milkshakes. πŸ˜©πŸ‘‹πŸΌ
    Suggested by Β  @veshecco
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    Watching Netflix at bedtime.
    I haven't fallen asleep without it for probably two years, except for a few days when I was camping or on vacation.
    Suggested by Β  @supabg