Friday, May 17, 2013
My husband and I are on this journey together and have spent a lot of time looking at our triggers. Some of our triggers that we share include buying junk food when we are really stressed. I have to admit that although I am not a big fan of many types of junk food, my absolute weakness is McDonald Cheeseburgers.
So we decided last month that we were going to have "NO MACCAS MAY" and so far so good. We are on to day 17 of the month and have managed to avoid the dreaded drive through. We have expanded the concept to include all take-away food other than some select menu items from Subway (the low fat ones).
He has had Subway twice - both on social occasions when he talked other people away from the usual junk food options and going to Subway instead. I have had Subway once, when we were together at one of those social occasions.
The only person in the house who is having a problem with it is our little boy who has asked (read whinge!) for a happy meal twice. He is in Kindergarten and used to having a Happy Meal once a fortnight when we have Friday Family Fun night when Daddy is home (he is a FIFO worker). He was happy though to eat Mum's alternatives and then go to the toy shop and get a small toy with the savings. :)
We may have to expand this to last a lot longer than just the month of May. I am very proud of how well we have managed to cut this out of our life in the past 17 days (it has actually been a bit longer but we are only counting May) despite still having stress that would normally have me reaching for a cheeseburger.