Do you participate in the lent challenge? You have to give something up for 40 days. I never participated in lent in the past, but last year I thought I would give it a shot. I gave up fast food, and I have yet to go back. I couldn't even tell you the last time I had it...but it was sometime in February of 2011. I have no intentions to go back either. I'm so afraid that once I go back that I'll start to crave it again.
Was it hard? Yes and no. The first two weeks were pretty tough, but I was able to feed my cravings with similar items from restaurants or at home. After about 2 weeks, it wasn't even an after thought. Now the only issues I have are when we are traveling (you really can't take a 5-6 hr car ride and expect the kids to sit down and eat), when it's nasty outside (who wants to get out of the car?), and when we are running errands & short on time.
So exactly what do I consider fast food? Anything that has a drive through in the majority of it's locations. So Subway & Jersey Mikes are still good! ; )
This year I wanted to stick with the same type of health kick, something that would be better for me to cut out of my diet. So I picked soda...all types. My drink of choice...Pepsi. It's my morning coffee, and my 3pm pick me up. It's my stress release and my treat to myself.
I did not think this challenge would be that hard. I actually had given up soda right before Troy and I started dating...but this time is different. I don't drink a ton of Pepsi, but I do have a little each and every day. I normally have a few sips in the morning before work, then every few days I'll have some with my lunch or around 2-3pm. If I haven't had it during the day, then I have it with dinner. It normally averages out to 1-2 drinks (12-16 oz) per day. It's more the habit than it is the craving.
So, on day one of giving up soda....I got this at Target: