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It's A New Day!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

I've never been big on new years' resolutions. It's always been my belief that if you want to make a change, there's no reason to wait until January 1 right after you've gone through Thanksgiving and Christmas and partied all night celebrating the New Year. I am, however, a big proponent of 30 day challenges to challenge myself to do one thing new, or change one thing I dislike about myself.

I've done all different types. The hardest by far was giving up bread for 30 days. Man! That was harder than giving up red meat & I adored red meat when I had to give it up (the smell of pork now makes me nauseous...yes, pork is red meat...maybe I should say hooved meat to keep people from that reaction emoticon ). After that challenge, I found that I don't reach for it as often as I used to.

This morning I was walking my dog and thought about anything I'd like to change or do in March. How can I make my Spark Journey more effective during this new month? I thought back to my dinner last night while hanging out with friends (grilled chicken sandwich tossed in medium garlic and french fries). I then realized that every time I'm with my friends, I somehow wind up eating fried food. I never have fried food at home because we simply don't fry anything. So, my challenge this month...giving up obvious fried food (fried potatoes, fried cheese, fried wings, etc.). I say obvious because during my one hour commute to work this morning, I realized that tortilla chips and taco shells are fried, but they aren't obvious to me. Besides, it's TACO TUESDAY! emoticon I can't go without a taco on Tuesday.

Maybe in April I'll give up all types of chips...I do have 31 days to think about it. emoticon

10/200 for the yearly challenge. emoticon
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  • VELMATULIP
    The tacos and chips are actually fried at the restaurant & not prepackaged. On Tuesdays, they're $0.99.
    1447 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    You're right -we don't think about the prepackaged food as being fried when it is. It's just easier to grab them and go. At least here they are. For March, I guess we should just get up and start marching toward our goals. emoticon
    1447 days ago
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