I will admit that I am not a true practicing catholic, but it is my heritage and I still do observe lent.
This year I gave up going out to lunch and I know that sounds silly, but it will be really hard for me especially during the work week.
Also, I'm thinking of adding this one to my plate
Giving up clutter for Lent: 40 bags in 40 days | BabyCenter Blog
Yesterday I didn't eat any packzi, which is traditional for our family, but I think my dad saved me one (hopefully)
I'm not Catholic but I now attend a church that recognizes Lent (I grew up Baptist but the church I go to now is "Missionary" which I never heard of til moving to the Midwest). I've thought about it but honestly right now there are so few foods that appeal to me , I figure I better eat what I can.
I would love to give up morning sickness! but seriously, I am trying to give up on giving in to the sickness, if that makes sense. A lot if days lately I have laid around basking in self pity and that isn't good for anyone. But it's so much easier than forcing myself out of bed!
I've never done Lent.
I love that 40 bags in 40 days!! Fabulous. I am currently reading some books on minimalism right now that go along those lines, and they are fabulous! I have been carting bags out of my house lately too. In the last week 2 totes of homeschooling supplies have left, 2 boxes of books, one big bag of clothes, 2 bags of toys/stuffed animals, a ton of bathroom "stuff" went in the trash, and our "catch all" bins in the cupboard got cleaned (resulting in 1/3 going in the trash). Oh, how good it feels. I've always had somewhat of a minimalist tendency, (we are a family of 7 in a 1500 sq ft house with no attic, basement, garage, or storage shed... so we have far less then a "typical" large family probably has or maybe any family for that matter) and now I'm starting to take things just a bit farther. Honestly, I don't think I will ever be a "true minimalist," but I love much of it. I guess that was a bit of a tangent. Oh, also, one of the ideas in one of the books I'm reading is to get rid of one thing everyday (after the initial de-cluttering phase is over). So, if you do the 40 day thing, that might be a good practice to have afterward. It can be ANYTHING, it just helps you be more aware of what you have.