21 days later

Posted January 23, 2015 by tambarr1 in family and home / 2 Comments

On January 2nd, my very noticeable muffin top and I committed to the 21 Day No Junk Food Challenge.  I really approached this as a commitment that would require me to drink something other than water, and my initial thoughts were, “I can live without Pepsi, no problem.”  So began my journey.  But right away, I realized that my weakness was not “an ice-cold Pepsi”, but a bag of Lay’s potato chips (Doritos, Tostitos, etc). I LOVE CHIPS.  I eat chips with dip, chips with sandwiches, chips with hot dogs, chips with Pepsi, chips with movies… you get it.  So for me it seems that the 21 days without chips snailed by, but it forced me to find healthier snacks and to make better choices about the foods I put into my body.  Honestly, I feel like I have been hungry for a month, but only for chips. I haven’t missed much else. For instance, I did not eat out for 21 days, and I did not miss it. I may have missed the convenience of ordering a pizza or Wendy’s drive thru, but I did not miss the food.  In fact, I became a better meal planner as a result of not being able to eat fast food. Needless to say, 21 days later, I have a “less” noticeable muffin top, and I happy to report that I survived!  I do plan to continue on with no fast food and no white bread.  All other items can be continued but with strict moderation because too much of anything is not good for anyone.    
The Snacks I Ate: 
Celery Sticks- No dip
Almonds/Cashews
Craisins
Fresh Fruit
Yogurt
Popcorn
Energy Trail Mix- Fisher

Snacks I Plan to Incorporate:
Ips Chips (Egg White Chips)



2 responses to “21 days later

  1. Wow! 21 days! Impressive!

    We are rebooting and beginning anew tomorrow. Reminds me that I need to get rid of the chocolate on my desk.

    I've added some of your snack ideas to my grocery list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you! I am excited about making my own granola bars and making the walnut and grape salad. The kids can help make both!