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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.
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    Wow. Awesome. The little changes like that add up to huge success. That is tough one to incorporate.
    3718 days ago
    I am so proud of you!!!!!!!! Fast food should be avoided at all costs. Recently I made a rare stop at In and Out Burger and got a single, no cheese and fries. I was going through stress and I was going to use food to help me feel better. WRONG! I should not have done that. You know what? It didn't really even taste that good!

    I'm not a big fast food eater. I used to get salads but I've cut back on eating out dramatically because I realized how much it was costing. It does take some extra time but fixing your own breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a great money saver.

    I had been on a 106 day exercise streak but took time off when I got sick. I've started back up and today I am on Day 7 of my new exercise streak. You could journal your "No Fast Food" Streak and set a record.

    Also, did you know you can set a streak of your own? I can't remember how to do it but it will be part of the "Other Goals" under SparkPoints once you set it. You could go there and see if you can set it there.
    3718 days ago
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