I took the challenge and I did it!! Today marks my 31st day of no fast food!
Woo-hooo!! *happy dance*
Many of you took this challenge with me (42 of you signed the challenge linky!) and I'd love to know how you did! Leave a comment below this post to do so!
For this entire month I have not spent ONE PENNY at a fast food restaurant. I didn't grace their door step for any reason at all! And I'm super proud of myself.
Now some of you have asked... "do you feel better?"
Honestly? I can't tell a difference. Which really surprised me. I fully expected to feel like a new person during this challenge. But just because I cut out fast food, doesn't mean I fully cut out "bad" foods! So my lack of feeling a difference physically could be due to the fact that I didn't really change my diet much while eating at home. *blush*
Others of you asked... "did you lose any weight?"
Again, a surprising disappointment there for me. I totally thought I would! I probably SHOULD have! But like I said, just because I wasn't eating fast food doesn't mean I ate healthy at home. *deeper blush*
As for saving money? (which was another one of my goals during this challenge) I DO believe we saved money. I mean, how could we not? That drive-thru money adds up fast!
HOWEVER, I did notice that when I wanted a burger I'd go to a sit-down restaurant for one and pay double what I was paying at a fast food joint. Of course the burger was better tasting and better quality, but it cost more!
And when we wanted pizza, instead of the cheap $5 hot-and-ready ones from Little Caesars that we normally would buy, I'd get the $10 large from Pizza Hut. So again, paid double for it!
But overall, yes, I do feel like we saved money. Do I have any hard and fast figures to prove it? No. Although I probably could look at September's food bill and October's food bill and get some for you, but that takes too much work... and, well... I'm lazy.
So. Now that this challenge is over, there's been talk of a new challenge for November.
No soda (or coke, or pop, or whatever you call it where you live) for the entire month of November! Thanksgiving and all folks!
What do you say?
Come on, you can do it!!
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