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Mar. 9th, 2011 03:21 pm Abstinence, inspired by Lent

As you know, I don't follow Jesus and his gang;  however, I do think that periods of abstinence are character-building.  
And, that being the case, why not do my 'giving-up' at a time when I know that others are walking similar paths?

So, as of midnight, I have given up:

 - Chocolate
 - Meat (and yes that does include fish!)
 - Biscuits, sweets and crisps
 - Chips

I haven't given up alcohol this year though, or sex, so I can still indulge in a couple of my vices!

None of the above items will pass my lips until the morning of Easter Sunday.

Wish me luck!

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Date:March 9th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Would dead animal then be more accurate?

Good luck Mary! I thought about giving up negativity for lent but that act in itself could be construed as being negative - you are not doing something rather than doing something. :)

Date:March 9th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm glad I opted for a veggie option for tomorrow having just spotted you're giving up meat!
Date:March 9th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Good luck; may you find the outcome you desire from this discipline.
Date:March 9th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's like 90% of everything I eat. o_O
Date:March 9th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
I have given up takeaways, and will donate the price of takeaways to charity.

Already I miss takeaways.
Date:March 9th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)

Date:March 9th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
I see what you mean about character building, but being a difficult chap I've decided to give up non-alcoholic beer, microwave ready meals and seriously for once, chocolate.
Date:March 9th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'm joining you in the vegetarian diet (this has become a regular thing for me over the past few years). I've also given up buying non-essentials for myself, and am re-reading Faith Odyssey (awesomest sci-fi Lent book ever!)