Step 2: Get Rid of Fast Food
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Okay, so I did a pretty good job with Step 1. I had no nicotine for the whole week and I was caffeine-free for six of seven days. My goal this week is to get rid of the fast food. This means no McDonald's, no Wendy's, no B.K., none of that. I am allowing myself to eat at a sit-down restaurant twice this week, but I can't go anywhere with a drive-thru. That means that I cannot eat at the bagel shop where I work. It's not good for me. It's never been good for me. And I believe my body will thank me.
1/27/13 - No caffeine, nicotine, or fast food...and I did it! Yaaay! So today, instead of eating lunch where I work, I went to the Publix next door and grabbed some sushi for lunch. Then, for dinner I made another grocery store run (even though I already had food in the house). I love that some grocery stores are open late at night, so when I feel like I need to go, I can just get up and go. It's interesting, though. I don't always go because I'm hungry and have no food. Sometimes I go just to get out and do something that I'll enjoy. Hmmm. Maybe I need to find something else constructive to do at night.
1/28/13 - Yay! No caffeine, nicotine, or fast food today. But I did walk into a bakery and buy a muffin and a piece of banana bread. I ate at home all day...literally all day. I cut out fast food but I must have eaten a million calories. I ate so much I was sleepy afterward. I think this means that I need to find a way to make myself do meaningful things with my newfound free time.
1/29/13 - Hmmm, so far so good with the no fast food goal today. No nicotine. I can't truly say I didn't have any caffeine because I drank a chai tea latte. Today, I've used up my two "eating out" passes. I went to lunch at Panera and had dinner at Maggiano's. I have to eat at home (or from the grocery store) for the next four days. Oh boy, I don't know if I can make it. **Note: I did finish the day without eating fast food. I have to decide if I'm giving these things up for good or if I'm only giving them up for these five weeks. I'll work this plan for now and make that decision when my five weeks are done.
1/30/13 - Sucky day at work, but I stuck to my commitment. No caffeine. No nicotine. No fast food. I didn't eat out. Feels kinda good to keep my commitment to myself.
1/31/13 - No caffeine, no nicotine, and no fast food. However, I did break my rule about eating out and had Mexican food at a sit-down restaurant.
2/1/13 - No caffeine, no nicotine, and no fast food. But I ate out twice today. Emotionally, was a very happy day. I got to see old friends and my first graders. I never realized how much I missed their hugs!
2/2/13 - No caffeine, no nicotine, and no fast food. I ate both meals at home today.