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2/17/13 10:47 P

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I can eat fish allergic so always looking to make a better meal

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2/17/13 4:03 P

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I know that the Church sanctions the eating of fish, but I am not a big fan (I guess that would make it more of a sacrifice for me, eh? emoticon ). I often have other things on Fridays, but eggs and cheese often do feature prominently.

That would be an interesting challenge to be vegan on those days.

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2/16/13 9:57 P

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Moderation and no more garbage. I have to say it is so difficult with a junk eating husband around.

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2/16/13 8:57 P

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meatless Mondays thats an easy one

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2/15/13 11:52 P

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And Vegan Friday came from inquiring about the concept of eating fish/seafood on Fridays as a sacrifice. Really? Shrimp, crabcakes, lobster? Besides fish is animal flesh and in my way of thinking, a meat.

Just going meatless still allowed eggs and cheese. So why not challenge? I am not a vegan, but I do understand the benefits of a plant based diet. So why not accept the challenge just one day a week?

Most Fridays I do pretty well. Some, no so much. The challenge o f coming up with a menu that fulfills all dietary needs with only plant based cuisine is a worthy exercise.

ANd often delicious.

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2/15/13 11:45 P

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Meatless Mondays - I like it!

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2/15/13 10:21 P

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sounds good

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2/14/13 10:48 P

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I start a new habit. Giving something up only makes me want that hing all the more and leads to failure. When that concept was introduced at Weight Watchers and other like Spark, I was ready for it.

It was during Lent that I started the year round habit of Meatless Mondays. and Vegan Fridays.

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2/14/13 9:10 P

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lots of good ideas

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2/14/13 1:53 P

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And I love the idea of a Bible reading per day. I will look into that.

I've found a few good Bible programs for my phone, so even when I'm out and away from a computer I can keep up.

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What an interesting discussion.

In a way, I see giving something up and starting new habits as the same activity.

For example: committing to daily prayer is giving up the absence of prayer in your life. Or giving up chocolate is starting the habit of healthier food choices.

Usually, I like to phrase things actively, so I suppose I start new habits. (And in doing so, give up old ones)

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2/13/13 11:51 P

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Love the ideas here.


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2/13/13 11:30 P

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going to take Dee time and knit and donate to what charities we give to

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2/13/13 10:18 P

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This Lent I am giving up (chocolate), as well as starting new habits (praying in the church each day before work).


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taking time for me and doing things for others

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2/13/13 5:38 P

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Reading the Bible every day.

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I gave up ice cream and I'm adding rosary 2x a week and reading (studying)Bible daily!!

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Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

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I like the start new habits idea.
I'd like to ask more questions and listen more instead of always sharing all my problems.

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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
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I am giving up being a yelling mom. Fasting is not something I can do for health reasons, but I am not eating snack and I am eating only half of what I normally eat at meal time.

I am also hoping to find an organization or guild through my church who will take new homemade blankets, quilts, kitchen towels....

Work with my kids who have different spiritual needs. Dd1wants to give of her talents and we will pray one decade every night together, dd2 only 5 and she will give a can of food when we go to church. Ds is my strong-willed child and I will pray with him for self control and teach him the Lord's prayer.

I am tired already...LOL

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I've actually never done lent before, as I was not raised Christian. I didn't even know about the rules regarding fasting until last year. So this year I'm going to focus on intentionally fasting and abstaining from meat, as well as the spirit of the season.

I've wanted to read the Bible for awhile; I will have to look into reading it in a year.

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During lent do you give up things or do you start new habits?

a few years ago i found a site that did a bible reading a day. if you did it every day for a year you would read the entire bible. 40 days was not enough time to get through the all the readings, so i kept doing it till the end of the year,

i also plan to use this page:http://www.loyolapress.com/living-len
t-daily.htm?cId=402411 .

i also was inspired by this blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248182

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