Five weeks without fast food!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010
As of today, it has been five weeks since I have had any “secret” fast food. As a matter of fact, I’ve only had fast food at all one time because that’s what Todd wanted when we were on the road. I haven’t been through a drive-through since before Thanksgiving. That might not be a big deal to some people, but for me it has been huge. I used to get fast food garbage for breakfast 3-5 times a week. Think of all the money I am saving! It costs me more in time, though. I have to get up early enough to make and eat breakfast. There have been many mornings when I have been sorely tempted to just make a run through the drive-through, but I know that eating at home is so much better for me. I never mastered just getting one thing at the drive-through. I always got a sausage biscuit and a bacon-egg-and cheese biscuit, or some other equally fat-laden combination. I also never advertised these little trips, I always kept them secret, as I tend to do when I know I am doing something unhealthy. But this year before Thanksgiving I started thinking about what I could give myself for Christmas, and I decided a little bit of health would be a great gift. I also wanted it to be a birthday present for Jesus, which gave me a little extra motivation to keep going when I really wanted to give in. After all, I was used to giving up on promises to myself, but I didn’t want to give up a promise that I had made to Jesus!
I think that this gift to myself and to Jesus is something that I want to carry over into the new year. I want to see how long I can go without fast food. Hopefully this is an addiction that I can permanently put behind me.