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Harlow

Had a hamburger/wurst/grill-fest with my family yesterday. lol lent.

 

On a non-religous, totally personal sacrifice, I'll attempt to make my dinners as small as possible for the next days. Only fruit if possible. (Have tons of pineapple, which is one of the few fruits in a very small list I don't get tired of) Got excited when I was rounding 70 kilos rather than 80 (74.8)

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Redeemer

Remember to get your nutrition right, Harlow. Why don't you make an account on myfitnesspal? It will help you record your carb, protein, sugar, salt intake, etc.

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Prince Elite

Well it looks like a merry house of observance here. Good luck peoples.

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TCPeppyTc

I gave up sweets/ sugar. It is tough and not much fun, but after 3 days or so of doing this, I feel strangely calm and relaxed. 

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Fana McCloud

I did do something to try and improve myself - namely my productivity. I grabbed an extension for Chrome called Productivity Owl that sits there and makes sure I don't go wandering endlessly from webpage to webpage when I should be working. Told him the hours I don't want to be working so that he can bugger off during those times. I'm hoping to earn his respect, and more importantly break myself into being more focused. XD

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Redeemer

That's really cool Fana, good work!

 

I just made an online food order. I buy lots of groceries each month so I have them delivered to my door. Too much to carry. :/ But yeah, I ordered, wait for it.

 

 

 

Wait.

 

 

12 fillets of various fish. 4 cod, 6 haddock and 2 lemon sole.

 

Plus some vegetarian soups, cleaning products, small French cakes and hot chocolate. It's really all I need these days. Oh, and Lion cereal, on the recommendation of R3d.

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TCPeppyTc

Question: Is Lent primarily a Catholic ting or is it practiced by most Christian denominaitons?

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someguy63-

I am currently giving up peanut butter for my well-being (i.e. not breaking out) and have not ate it for over two months so far.

 

Also, to answer your question, Lent is primarly a Catholic thing, signaled by the end of Mari Gras/Karnival (translated from French as "Fat Tuesday" to further understand Lent's concept of giving up "X")  and the arrival of Ash Wednesday.

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Redeemer

I don't think it's primarily Catholic, most assume it is due to the differing values between the forms of Christianity. But I don't believe it's mostly a Catholic thing. Catholics, however, tend to have more titled days in which they display worship in different ways, from what I can see.

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Arashikage

Christian here: I have never seen anything pertaining to Lent at my church, nor have I participated in lent before.  At the moment, I have not given up anything or resolved anything, but maybe I will in the future.  I doubt someone would tell me it's too late to have my own little Lent session before Easter if I start soon.  But anyway, that's not exactly what I was here to say.  

Lent was started in the Catholic religion, to which there are many differences to my own, despite them both worshiping the same God and having the same book to read.  My church is one that stopped with most Catholic traditions in favor of showing worship every day, rather than having specific days for specific types of worship.  There's nothing wrong with either side, just that's how my church did it.  In doing so, there is no Ash Wednesday, there is no Lent session, no Ascension, no Pentecost, no All Saints Day, although during service, we learn about the events that occurred and why these days are significant.  They're just not treated as holy days of observation in the same way.  

I'd been led to believe that Ash Wednesday and Lent was for members of the Catholic church.  Even though some people in my church gave up things for Lent, we were never obligated to.  

Sorry, I'm ranting again, but just thought I'd give in my two cents.  

 

TL:DR I have not ever participated in Lent, my church never required it.  It's not just for Catholics although many Lutherian Christian churches do not observe it.  It's good to do even if you're not religious.  

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Redeemer

Churches here always mention Lent, but no one else I know here is doing it. In other news, I just had the most delicious soup that is tempting me to the veggie side for good. Honey roast parsnip and peppered carrot. Oh my God. This expanding my palette thing is actually so tasty.

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