Friday, September 30, 2011

I'm A Bit Crazy, Maybe...

I have jumped in. 
Signed a pledge. 
Committed myself.

What have I done?!

It all started last week when I was stuck at home with strep throat. Give a girl a few idle hours & a laptop computer for company & she can get herself in all kinds of trouble. I was just doing the blog hopping thing. It's like jumping down a rabbit hole, let me tell you. I read through the posts from blogs that I already subscribe to & then I get to exploring the blogs that they recommend or I follow a link from a commentator to their blog. It's fun. I learn things. And I also sign up for things. Like this pledge.

I found this blog called 'Eating Rules' & I was sucked in.  It's a good read.  And the writer is hosting his second annual October Unprocessed challenge.  The basic idea is to avoid all processed foods for the month of October.  That's the easy part - summing up what the challenge entails.  The difficult part of course is actually sticking to the rule & not eating processed foods.

Obviously I've been thinking a lot lately about our diet & the things that we eat.  I am working on implementing some baby step changes for our household.  I'm going to keep that mentality with this pledge.  I don't know if I will last thirty minutes or if I'll last all thirty one days.  But I'm going to give it a try.  I'm thinking if I simply avoid diet soda & processed cheese products that will be a huge step in the right direction.  My main goal is to be reminded to read labels & eat thoughtfully. 

And yeah, I'll definitely crash & burn some days.  But maybe I'll learn something along the way.  If anyone decides to jump on the band wagon, let me know! 


Alicia said...

Wow, ambitious and admirable pledge Mary Ann! Wish I could take a similar pledge but there are certain processed foods my family just can't avoid. Like crackers and snacky salty foods which I can't get them off of! The hydrogenated oil taste just can not be replicated. :( God's grace to you -- keep us posted on how your month goes!

malia said...

wow good for you! i would love to do this... you rock!

Steph said...

Way to go, Mary Ann! Is Mike in too? :)

I've been proud of myself this week because I've made recipes for chili seasoning, taco seasoning, and cream of anything soup mix. Little steps, right?

Mary Ann said...

Alicia, it's going to be super hard. I would never try something quite this extreme with kids :-)
Malia, we'll see if I rock in another week or so :-)
Steph, way to go! I need to look into doing a little of that myself! And yeah, Mike is only in on it by default. He's still enjoying several processed foods while I watch :-)