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Old 02-05-2008, 10:15 PM
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Default Lent... What are you giving up for it?

Off topic, but I thought that I should tell someone what I'm giving up for it... (No, I'm not Catholic)...

Burgers... OUT (Perhaps for good)
Fries... OUT (ditto)
Ice Cream... OUT (40 days... ouch)(wsbob, what I didn't eat after getting home tonight went into the freezer (Ben n Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie) (thanks for the help getting my stuff home))

Bicycle... IN... I've got a LOT of weight to lose!

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:05 PM
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I can say I'm familiar with the name 'Lent', but nothing else about the meaning it conveys. I suppose if Lent has to do with constructively giving something up, then it serving as a reminder to people of things they would do just as well without, can't be overlooked as another possibly helpful option for making personal improvement.

My ongoing quest is giving up worrying about stupid details. Of course, that takes recognizing that the details that are stupid, before you can give them up. Even when I have recognized they're stupid, it can be hard to give up worrying about them. They kind of get to be like old sentimental friends.

Good luck on the ice cream free lifestyle. That's not my problem. Don't really like the stuff. Chocolate...that's another story. As long as there is chocolate, the world will go on.

I'd kind of like to give up eating meat, but a small amount of it seems to work better than the alternatives, for my lifestyle. Maybe it would work out though. The meat production process is thoroughly revolting and makes me want to quit eating the stuff.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:44 AM
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As a recovering catholic I will continue to give up catholicism.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:03 PM
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Default Meat out, for good

After reading about the abuse of the aged dairy cattle that were intended for school lunch meat, I've finally decided I can live without meat. And I didn't even see the video -- couldn't bring myself to do that. The newspaper report painted a vivid enough picture in my mind. Don't want animals to suffer so I can eat; so it's Diet for a Small Planet, Laurel's Kitchen, and Deaf Smith County Cookbook, etc. for me.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:43 PM
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Default Buses

I'm going to give up buses (i.e. - putting my bike on the bus instead of pedaling all the way to work).
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:42 PM
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Cruizer, you've got my admiration for resolving to give up meat. Commercial meat production is extremely gruesome. Just today, in the paper, I read a present day story about a situation that was so bad, I'll refrain from laying out the details.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:16 AM
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Ice cream.

Not going to give up meat, but I'll pass on the school lunches, thankyouverymuch. Organic grass fed or whatever scraps of venison my dad tosses my way for me. Once a month or so.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:21 AM
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Feeling guilty about eating meat...

Ice cream went out years ago- along with milk other than yogurt or cheese.

Because this is a bike forum: feeling guilty on what I spend on biking- it is still cheeper than a gym membership. Not really but..
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:36 AM
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Animals Matter by Marc Beckoff
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:37 PM
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As a recovering catholic I will continue to give up catholicism.
ROFL

I'm not into giving things up. I am still pissed I had to quit smoking (like 10 years ago). They can fortify cereal with vitamin's, why can't they do the same for cigarettes?
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