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Author Topic: What are you giving up for Lent?  (Read 1505 times)

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Offline OneTampa

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What are you giving up for Lent?
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:20:42 PM »
Yes Mr. Humphries?   :D
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline WillyWump

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 09:29:37 PM »
I'm giving up Lent
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 09:32:31 PM »
I'll give u 3 guesses but hopefully by Easter I'll be UD. Oh, and underwear, it's overrated.
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 09:37:45 PM »
candy corn

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 10:17:03 PM »
I understand slow progressors, but slow members do my head in.
Perhaps they've given up humour and can't express themselves.
Come on people…turn yur laugh back on.
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      VL 20
09.23.2014      VL 43

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 11:13:28 PM »
Catholicism, but I'm commited, 40 days is far too short a time to truly be without something

Offline intaglio

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 07:47:09 AM »
I was raised Roman Catholic with Protestant guilt added on for good measure. I moved past organized religion years ago and follow my own path now.

But years ago, I gave up sanity for lent. It worked so well, I just continued on with it. 

One year, I gave up being a virgin during lent. IIRC, I was able to give up being a virgin twelve times. That it happened during lent was just a coincidence.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.

Offline mecch

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 08:01:20 AM »
I got enough on Shrove Tuesday so for Lent I'm giving up sex with Brazilians.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 08:06:04 AM by mecch »
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Jeff G

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 08:07:17 AM »
I'm giving up Lent

Nooo, you will ruin a perfectly good dryer .

Offline wolfter

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 04:49:53 PM »
giving up all remaining aspects of my religious indoctrination.   ;)  OH, and broken bones.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »
I'm actually giving up lipstick (for real).  Which is extremely difficult, I'm a lipstick addict.  But, for three days now, it's been lip gloss, no color.  Eek!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline klassykitty

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 08:06:24 AM »
I'm thinking I will be giving up sleep ;)

I am giving up McD's, BK and Wendys. (Except for days when I have my dog and he needs his vanilla shake fix).

Michelle   8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
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05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
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07-16  151  8         
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2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
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Offline intaglio

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 04:36:41 PM »
I got enough on Shrove Tuesday so for Lent I'm giving up sex with Brazilians.

So you're shooting for a number less than a brazillian?   ;D
Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 06:28:01 PM »
Lipstick!??  I'm feeling this a real privation. I'm assuming everyone who responds is Catholic like me because 1) does any other faith do Lent and would anyone but a Catholic or Muslim bother with the 3 pillars of Lent?  When I worked for the Saudis I felt Ramadan was about the same....

Last night I watched Frontline's Secrets of the Vatican
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/

It was pretty horrific (and annoying with the tacky manipulative mood music during the child abuse testimonials....).  Its all about the seedy intrigues that let to the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger).  I came away hating him ever so slightly less than before. It's a portrait of depressing criminal rot especially the government of the Holy See.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 06:31:16 PM »
I have given up discussing religion with anyone, and fortunately in Canada, it's a lot easier to do than in the States.

Joe

Offline Theyer

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2014, 07:02:43 PM »
I have decided to give up being a lazy agnostic and drive my local Polish hunk priests completly insane with my 40 days off religous fervour. As a start I am so sorry about the actions off Henry VIII .....
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline OneTampa

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2014, 10:44:10 PM »
Ya'll are too much.  :D

I'm giving up Dunkin' Doughnuts. Don't know how long I will last though.  Got the shakes already.  :D
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 05:21:12 AM »
Lipstick!??  I'm feeling this a real privation. I'm assuming everyone who responds is Catholic like me because 1) does any other faith do Lent and would anyone but a Catholic or Muslim bother with the 3 pillars of Lent? 

I know people other than Catholics who practice lent.  For principle reasons, just to deprive themselves of something they enjoy, to practice self discipline.

And yes, lipstick.  I'm a total lipstick addict, have several brands/shades (Dior, YSL, Nars, Guerlain, Buxom etc.), and am missing wearing it.  Last year I gave up meat for lent, and it was not pretty. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Theyer

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 06:47:21 AM »
Crawling on my knees to Mass...........
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Theyer

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2014, 06:51:22 AM »
Lipstick!??  I'm feeling this a real privation. I'm assuming everyone who responds is Catholic like me because 1) does any other faith do Lent and would anyone but a Catholic or Muslim bother with the 3 pillars of Lent?  When I worked for the Saudis I felt Ramadan was about the same....
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UK High Church Anglican , baptised,confirmed have the baggage.
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 10:31:02 AM »
Crawling on my knees to Mass...........

You just gave me flashbacks.
I have 8 siblings and we used to do the whole postration thing.
Can you imagine 11 of us playing caterpillar, all in the name of u know who.

On hindsite I now realize why we were the talk of the town, I thought it was just we were nice people.

I always looked forward to the winter it made it soooo much easier with less friction on the ice but we looked a mess in Mass.
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      VL 20
09.23.2014      VL 43

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 04:46:13 PM »
I give up guilt for Lent every year!  Works for me.

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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 08:40:49 PM »
I just watched a documentary about Queen Mary (Tudor) and her hatred and revenge against the Protestants...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_England

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Liv6LvMu3Mw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjc7oxrEBwI

Then I had to clean icky parts of the kitchen so I watched the doc about Isle Koch, the "Bitch of Buchenwald" who made lampshades and book.-covers with human skin. Yeah, that crazy evil b*&ch....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHNzuv4HO6M
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