I have jumped in.
Signed a pledge.
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!