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Claire O’Mahony: Giving up the chocs for Lent again? How about could foregoing celebrity gossip for 40 days and 40 nights instead ...

Published 21/02/2012 | 17:07

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Booze, cigs, carbs and fizzy drinks – the typical Lenten sacrifices sound like a re-run of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. It’s usually more about self-denial that results in a thinner, healthier you than it is about trying to be nicer to other people or anything vaguely altruistic.



There are of course the commendable lot who decide they’re going to use the 40 days to improve their minds and not their bodies and choose book clubs and ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’ over Facebook and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’. Now, that is strength.

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