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Have you given anything up for lent?

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cindersrella Wed 14-Feb-18 14:36:31

I have given up biscuits! Every night well not every but at least 4-5 a week I have a cup of tea and around 3-5 biscuits. I have given them up for lent! Any biscuit munchers knows this is hard (obviously there are much harder things).

Has anyone else given anything up for lent?

Panicmode1 Wed 14-Feb-18 15:09:51

I usually give up alcohol, but this year my children said they bet I couldn't give up Facebook. So I deactivated my account and am determined to be more 'present' with them, and not half listening because I'm scrolling through FB.

LengendofThePneumonites Wed 14-Feb-18 15:28:55

Yes, food till 6pm. So far so good. Just prepared lunch for ds.

Novia Wed 14-Feb-18 15:32:39

Bread and sugar (specifically sweet things like cakes, biscuits, chocolate, etc). I usually do sugar which is a slog but okay after a couple of weeks. Bread might be more challenging though!

cindersrella Wed 14-Feb-18 16:11:33

That's brilliant all. The Facebook one I think will be difficult I think. I haven't been on it for around 10 years as I was obsessed and found myself scrolling through things I had already read 😬

I have been trying to think in my head if chocolate bars count as biscuit because I have a bit of a problem with those too 😂

cindersrella Wed 14-Feb-18 16:12:36

I have thought of giving up sugar but honestly I have done it several time to be healthier and I just can't manage with out it. It seriously make me irritated and and to cry shock

cindersrella Wed 14-Feb-18 16:13:02


slippermaiden Wed 14-Feb-18 21:19:24

No, but I take up something each year. This year it's practising crochet every day.

cindersrella Thu 15-Feb-18 16:15:26

Ahh slipper that's interesting! smile

KakunaRattata Thu 15-Feb-18 16:17:53

Wine. And I told the priest so I can't back down now sad. I'm sure I'll be a size 10 by the end of lent though, right?

imnotalpharius Thu 15-Feb-18 16:19:50

We've given up take aways as a family, we'll then decide on a charity to donate some of the savings to.

HelenaJustina Thu 15-Feb-18 16:28:38

Coffee, chocolate and cake... don’t have any of them every day (bar coffee) but all three together will be a push!

Also joining a Lenten study group.

00100001 Fri 16-Feb-18 20:49:44


cindersrella Sun 18-Feb-18 08:20:35

So the whole biscuit and chocolate giving up has been difficult! Especially when I have a cup of tea or coffee!

How's everyone else doing?

There is one perk! I have lost 2.5lb since Tuesday! Whoop whoop

h0rsewithn0name Sun 18-Feb-18 08:23:58

I've given up gluttony. So I can have one biscuit, or one piece of chocolate but not a whole lorry load (which is normal).

CastielIsMyAngel Sun 18-Feb-18 08:29:15

Plastic. Well, as much as I can. Bought some good old fashioned brown paper bags to store opened/loose food in and for sandwiches etc and I’m convinced stuff tastes better and keeps longer

gigi556 Sun 18-Feb-18 08:34:31

Sugar here. So no cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc. it's hard!

00100001 Sun 18-Feb-18 09:49:06

My no sugar has been OK actually. I made some rocky Road yesterday for a friend and didn't even sneak a mini marshmallow!

However I have 5 birthdays in Lent.... Meep!

WiggyPig Sun 18-Feb-18 16:30:28

Alcohol, because a glass of wine in the evenings had moved from treat to habit. Fine so far, but I'd be worried if 5 days defeated me grin

Niminy Mon 19-Feb-18 10:18:55

I do sugar each Lent - hard, but good to know that I can go without something I love! I only do Mon-Sat though - Sunday is not a fast day.

This year I am making a commitment to give more money during Lent, so that it doesn't slide into just being a diet.

cindersrella Mon 19-Feb-18 21:41:45

These are all brilliant! I gave my daughter a biscuit earlier and was like.... I need it! But I resisted

I also got a packet of mini cheddars from the cupboard yesterday and went to open them.... then I realised they are biscuits too.... I resisted grin

RealityHasALiberalBias Mon 19-Feb-18 21:44:12

Meat, alcohol, takeaways.

purpleangel17 Thu 22-Feb-18 19:24:19

Alcohol. So far haven't missed it but a pub lunch this Sunday will test me!

UnicornSnot Thu 22-Feb-18 19:28:41

Alcohol. Miss it! blush

ImListening Mon 26-Feb-18 19:42:16

Meat, all nuts but especially peanuts and one more thing which I can’t remember. So that’s a good start —not—

But had a minor op today so will be having meat & nuts this week if I feel the need.

Dh & dcs says I should give up Mumsnet. I laughed. grin

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