What are you giving up? (in Off-topic)
February 16 2010 2:19 PM EST
Lent in 2010 will start on Wednesday, the 17th of February and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 3rd of April.
What are you going to sacrifice?
I'm giving up Monster energy drinks and bacon.
I was hoping to give up my homework. But I don't think that would work :(.
February 16 2010 2:57 PM EST
Women, and more precisely the pursuit of them :D
February 16 2010 3:06 PM EST
February 16 2010 3:10 PM EST
I am going to give up being tricked by complete (insert word here)
I'm going to give up posting in this thread.
February 16 2010 3:50 PM EST
I'm going to give up general irresponsibility and lack of control! I'm going for gold!
I am going to give up my need to have fun and do my homework.
or maybe i won't, hard to tell.
The seriousness of this thread has been given up on I see...
But I'm not giving up on anything. ;)
my hope for a Ralph Macchio Karate Kid sequel
but there is a new karate kid coming out...
i should give up buying a bagel and coffee at timhortons every morning
Last I heard it was Will Smiths son, in Hong Kong, renamed to the Kung Fu Kid with either Jackie Chan or Chou Yun Fat as Mr Miagi...
It's lke the new A Team, or most of all the turgid 'remakes' Hollywood is churning out.
As for lent, I've given up enough recently, I'm not giving up any more. :(
February 16 2010 4:52 PM EST
February 16 2010 5:38 PM EST
I have no idea what Lent is so I guess I'm not giving up anything.
As a Lutheran, Lenten fasting is generally considered to be optional. As my current lifestyle can hardly be considered hedonistic, I don't really see the need to give up anything for Lent.
February 16 2010 6:11 PM EST
February 16 2010 7:06 PM EST
I'm not giving up anything for Lent this year, and for that matter maybe as long as I live. Last year I gave up all forms of sugar and after seeing that my medication worked much better without the caffeine of Mountain Dew and feeling more energetic from much less carbohydrates I decided to give up soda for LIFE instead of just six weeks.
So from now on I may give up nothing for Lent.
That kid makes Keanu look oscar worthy.
February 17 2010 3:26 AM EST
I think I'm going to cut back all soda and cigarettes. Permanently, though.
I have one cigarette left... After smoking that one, I'll be able to quit again. It'll be easier this time because my antidepressant also reduces my nicotine cravings a LOT.
February 17 2010 4:19 AM EST
I don't want to be a quitter. You should follow through with your decisions 100%. Lol
Quitting smoking was one of the easiest things I've done recently. I smoked for about 10 years then quit cold turkey. easy peazy.
February 17 2010 4:33 AM EST
+1 on the "absolutely nothing" train
two thumbs up for Exile... I been smoking for 4 years, tried to stop 4 times during that, the last one being on new year eve and still am smoking... Sometimes I wonder if I really want to quit though. Maybe when I really want to, I will be able but still I would like to quit just for the confirmation that I can do it, not really because I want to.
Not sure if it makes sense...
I try to make permanent changes to my life as opposed to a temporary sacrifice of some vice.
February 17 2010 7:30 AM EST
I'm giving up losing in CB, so if you're currently farming me, please respect my lent and stop attacking me so I don't lose.
February 17 2010 8:16 AM EST
Cigs would be nice to leave.
after using nicotine for around 25 years, i gave it and sodas up, a few years back. it can be done but ya really have to want it as opposed to others wanting you to quit.
February 17 2010 11:17 AM EST
If you ever saw the lungs of a smoker, all black and tarry, you would have second thoughts about ever smoking again.
Then, I should have you come to the hospital and see the people with lung cancer. Those just after surgery to remove one of their lungs. And those with inoperable cancer getting chemotherapy. Knowing it will not cure them but trying to give them a few more months of life.
One day at work with me would almost certainly cure you of your smoking habit. Unless you have no inner desire to live.
February 17 2010 11:28 AM EST
ya really have to want it as opposed to others wanting you to quit.
This is very true. You must really want to quit.
February 17 2010 11:33 AM EST
Heh, Ranger, I've seen plenty of diseased livers. Doesn't stop me from drinking. *smile*
You're forgetting a little something called "quality of life". I know odds are good I'd live longer if I never drank, ate less fat, exercised more, never smoked a cigar, and ate more fiber and vegetables. But I wouldn't want to live those extra years in that case, because that wouldn't be life for me. So, if a smoker LIKES smoking, likes the way it feels, then they consider that a boon to their life quality.
Inner desire to live has not a thing to do with it. On the contrary -- my inner desire to LIVE is what is likely reducing my empirical life span! Huzzah!
dudemus, well said, you have to do it for yourself. My ex-wife struggles and struggles with quitting smoking (and yes, she knows what her lungs look like and is very afraid of getting sick or dying). She has quit several times, but has thus far always started up again. But at least a couple of those quitting times were for other people (me included), and that just doesn't work. I have a much better understanding of her addiction now, and being sympathetic toward it, and the first rule is basically to leave the other person alone.
As for Lent, I'm not giving up a thing.
March 3 2010 8:52 AM EST
I didnt quit cigs.
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