Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The 30 day challenge
Are you up for a challenge? Join me in The 30 Day Challenge over at Robynn's Ravings.
Robynn is asking everyone who is interested to join in giving up fast food for 30 days. What you should know about Robynn is how well she has researched this topic. If you are concerned about your health, or are concerned with how much "junk" in the form of processed food your children are eating, this may be the boost you need to start eating healthier. Of course to sweeten the deal just a bit, Robynn is offering a $100 gift card to Amazon to one lucky participant.
My family is in. Growing up I had a multitude of "healthy" eating plans instituted by my mother. It started when I was five and she took out foods high in cholesterol... so long bacon and eggs! She then went on to take away anything with sugar. We thought she was a little over the top when she first suggested this one, but she could not have been more determined. Goodbye candy, cookies, cake, pie, ice cream, and sugar for our cereal. So long white bread. Hello green liquid vitamins. Blech. Hello whole wheat everything. Hello smoothies with homemade yougurt, bran, wheat germ, ground flaxseed and applesauce.
Thank goodness mom finally got a job working nights. From then on Dad was in charge and I was the chef. Mac-n-cheese and pizza became our staples for a brief time.
But an amazing thing happened over the years. I never fully went back. To this day, fast food doesn't make me feel very good. Fatty foods, processed foods, potato chips, soda... I can't eat any of these for very long without feeling awful. So, I don't very often.
The one thing that will cause me to go to a drive thru however, is when the kids are hungry and we're short on time. Coming up with an alternative to this will be the real challenge for me. But we're in! How about you? Are you up for the challenge?
Please visit Robynn for all the details and to officially enter. Either leave a comment, jump in and follow her, or post about it if you so choose on your own blog.
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