I’ve been throwing around an idea in my head the last few days.
Then I decided it was probably better to throw around an idea outside of my head so other people could actually hear it.
Funny how that works better.
I was really surprised by how much response I did get. Especially considering that most of you don’t see my Facebook posts anymore because of the new Facebook changes. (Waaaaaah!) So for those of you who missed it, here’s my idea….
I want to give up fast food for the month of October…. (here’s the part that would involve you)…. and I want you to do it with me!
I know, I know. It doesn’t sound very lazy mom-ish, but listen, being a lazy mom isn’t really about being lazy, remember? We just all have our lazy mom moments in life that we share with each other here for a good laugh and so we know we aren’t alone in our utter lazy moments of mothering.
And for now, I want to cut fast food out of my lazy mom moments (at least for a month) and I want you to do it with me! (Aren’t you so glad you read this blog?)
As soon as I threw the idea out there people started jumping on board. So I KNOW I’m not the only one who lets our busy lives pull us through the drive-thru more than we should.
But also as soon as I threw the idea out there people started asking questions….
“Define fast food?”
“Does that include Subway or frozen pizza?”
“Do salads from fast food places count?“
And those are all good questions.
So. Here’s the deal. If you’d like to take this month long challenge with me and The Lazy Dad and our little peeps that live here, (yes, we’re ALL doing it) here’s how I’m defining fast food… anything that has a drive-thru. If you can get food from somewhere and never leave your car, it’s off the list people.
Now, I do know SOME Subway’s have a drive-thru (ours did in my hometown growing up) so if that’s the case and yours does have a drive-thru, you should know I do NOT count Subway as fast food. It’s not very fast foodish in my eyes. So I’m not counting it.
As for salads at fast food places, here’s what I’m saying…. NO FAST FOOD. Meaning, I’m not driving through a fast food place to get ANYTHING. Not even a drink. Nothing. I’m not spending my money there. Capeesh?
And what about pizza? I’m not counting pizza as fast food, except for those $5 Hot and Ready pizzas at Little Ceasers. Lazy Dad and I decided that that DOES count as fast food to us, so we will not be getting those either.
But here’s the beauty of this challenge. If my rules won’t work for you, you can tweak them to fit what’s best for you and your family. Just like anything in life, find what works for you and stick to it. But I would really love it, if you followed this month long challenge using the same rules we are. It’s just more fun when we are all
suffering together on the same page. Right? Right.
Besides, here’s some side benefits from this challenge you should consider…
1. Weight loss. Won’t it be interesting to see how much weight we lose just by cutting out fast food for a month?
2. More money. Depending on how much fast food you eat, this could save you big $$ people!
3. Better health. We all know fast food is bad for us. We’ve all seen the documentaries, the hidden cameras, the lack of quality of mass produced food. So, I’m curious to see if I feel a difference in one month of no fast food.
SooOOooOOoo… who’s in? Who’s going to take the month long challenge starting October 1st??
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