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to give up MN for Lent?

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theweekendisnear Sat 02-Feb-13 16:57:38

I think it will a challenge for me to go for 40 days without MN. Harder than no chocolate for 40 days, or no TV. Also, I would then have more time to do useful things like housework, reading serious books, going to sleep earlier.

Anybody has done before?

HoHoHoNoYouDont Sat 02-Feb-13 16:59:18

Sometimes a break from MN is a good idea actually. Not sure about 40 days though.

andubelievedthat Sat 02-Feb-13 17:21:40

And this "LENT", has he convinced your parents that his intentions are honourable? is he in possession of a good wedge?

OkayHazel Sat 02-Feb-13 17:47:51

It would deffo be good for my mental health. All I do is sit on here and name my fictional children. I'm 20 and at university.

overtheseatocalais Sat 02-Feb-13 17:53:27

I did it last year and will do it again this year. I am guilty of too much MN-ing and not enough useful stuff. It's hard, but I am proud that I did it last year. I will return after Lent, but hopefully with a cleaner house!

aftermay Sat 02-Feb-13 18:03:47

Oh, me too. I have an exam coming up - hence my name change to remind me every time I'm on here that I should be doing something else.

13Iggis Sat 02-Feb-13 18:30:11

You will join Netmums before a week is out.

Bluetinkerbell Sat 02-Feb-13 18:40:48

I did last year, it had its consequences! <gives DD3 (11 weeks) a cuddle> wink

BumpingFuglies Sat 02-Feb-13 18:42:58


<narrows eyes at LENT>

KentuckyFriedChildren Sat 02-Feb-13 18:45:15

YABU. That is all.

FeckOffCup Sat 02-Feb-13 18:48:53

I might give it a try too, I tried last year and only lasted about a week. Am trying to lose weight so I'm hoping that no MN would encourage me to take DD out for more walks, swimming etc (we do already but not as much as I'd ideally like to, I have got very lazy).

MikeLitoris Sat 02-Feb-13 18:50:53

I was just going to say I'll give up too until I read bluetinkerbells post.

It just isnt worth the risk I'm sorry grin

redexpat Sat 02-Feb-13 18:52:29

I think that's a very good idea. I may join you. Shall we flouce together at Flouncers Corner?

foxache Sat 02-Feb-13 18:56:49

Yes! I did it quite successfully last year, I had a different name then.

The first couple of days were hard, but I soon found two brand new obsessions to take the place of MN, which caused me to spend hours on the internet. It still was nowhere near as consuming as posting here though.

After the forty days was over, I found it quite hard to get back into and it wasn't the same as before - it was like being completely new again.

ILikeBirds Sat 02-Feb-13 18:59:13

It's 47 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday btw, just in case that might sway you one way or the other.

TheSecretCervixDNCOP Sat 02-Feb-13 19:02:15

when does lent begin

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 02-Feb-13 19:03:08

The forty days don't include Sundays; so you could have a weekly fix...

theweekendisnear Sat 02-Feb-13 19:30:28

Bluetinkerbell, Congratulations! That's so sweet.

ThreeBeeOneGee , I was not aware of the Sunday feasts!

Redexpat, I had to google for Flouncers' corner! I am so ignorant

See, if I give up MN for Lent, I will not be able to learn such useful things. I have learnt so much from MN, and my typing speed has improved!

Nevertheless, I think I'll do it.

I'm going to read some posts on Flouncers' corner now!

MrsHoarder Sat 02-Feb-13 19:35:31

I was going to give up non-study related internet for lent. So YANBU.

We might have to have a group fred on flouncers corner [misses the point]

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 02-Feb-13 19:52:51

Yabu how will you cope

TravelinColour Sat 02-Feb-13 19:53:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

twolittlemonkeys Sat 02-Feb-13 20:02:12

YANBU. I might join you. I waste far too much time on here and as I am starting a new job soon in a completely different field to anything I have done before, I have a lot of studying to do before I start and really can't procrastinate much longer. MN is far more addictive than FB, and therefore not very good for me.

I tried to give it up as a New Year's resolution but was back on before the kids went back to school after Christmas Epic fail.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 02-Feb-13 20:06:38

<contemplates joining in Lenten giving up of mn>

<starts hyperventilating>

I don't think it would be very good for me....

EugenesAxe Sat 02-Feb-13 20:09:07

I may join you actually. It stops me playing with my children frequently and is a bad thing. I could cope with Sunday splurges as DH will be there to pick up the pieces.

aftermay Sat 02-Feb-13 20:41:00

Right. So when do we start and will there be a support thread to check in and see how we're doing? grin

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