I’m giving you time to process if you really want to tackle this one with us or not. Here are some details:
- It will mirror the 30 Days of Nothing Challenge – in that, it will be almost daily menus, pics of food, and honest thoughts on how it’s going
- You will need to commit to eating healthy. That means no fast-food, limited fats and sugars, and cutting back on portions.
- No diet pills allowed. Sorry but the point is natural and healthy – not peeing until you’re 15 pounds lighter. No one can keep that up.
- It’s not about losing pounds as much as it is about eating healthier and benefiting from that. Losing pounds is a fabulous by-product.
- There’s no weight loss contest to win – but a before and after pic might be fun? I would love to see that on your blogs.
- You will need a scale and you will need to actually step onto it. Just to monitor any changes. Just sayin’.
- I’m not putting stipulations on this (i.e. you can’t eat any processed food, you have to exercise, whatever). I think that’s left to the individual. For us, I think we’ll try to eat as healthy as possible, cut out as much fat as we can, and put our focus on fish, chicken, vegetables and fruit. Low starch intake, low sugar intake, and cheating at a bare minimum. Possibly some kind of exercise at least twice a week. Even if that’s just a bundled up walk around the neighborhood for 20 minutes or a good game of Wii Boxing! That’s our goal.
- Not sure what to do with all the junk-food in our house – but considering taking it to a friends house for safe-keeping. Don’t want to dump it, because the cheap-o in me can’t seem to do that. Have to think about that – but having it here is too much temptation. Way too much.
You don’t have to do it. But you could. Just to see. It’s only a month. It’s non-committal in a way, because if you say you’re going to diet or change – that’s usually supposed to be a permanent situation. I’m letting you off easy. Come February, you can go right back to fries and mayo. (Maybe that’s just us?) It’s one month of your life – just to get an idea of what happens when you really carve out the junk food. What can it hurt (besides your willpower?)
Anyway, I wanted to bring it up at the two week mark – because I realize a lot of us need ample prep/acceptance time for this type of challenge. It’s not easy, but it’s certainly going to have some rewards that will outweigh the pain of parting with our salted chocolate covered caramels. Sigh…
You’re on notice. This can be one of your New Year’s resolutions…are you in?