The Monthly Food Challenge

Not sure, but you may have noticed that I am a fan of food.  Could be all the posts about um baking.  and food.

food is DELICIOUS!

However, since I apparently don’t melt in the rain, I have to try another tactic.

My friend over at SingleishMom and I were talking about this and came up with a way to make it kind of fun to change things up:

We are going to try giving up one thing a month for the next 6 months.

We figure this is a lot easier than trying to give it ALL up at once – FOREVER!  That is so not gonna happen.  This way at the end of the month we can determine if we want to add it back or not.  If nothing else, it forces us to change our habits and shake things up a bit!  And likely, lose some weight.  At least that’s the goal.  Plus it’s a little bit of a creative outlet for me – I loooove trying new foods and recipes!  I may also be doctoring some old favorites to see if I can make them healthy AND delicious.  I do like a challenge.  A delicious challenge is even better.

SO

November – we are in you already.  A little bit of a late start, but for November we are giving up:

*drumroll*

FRIED FOODS!

What does this mean?  We are not eating ANYTHING deep fried. Until December.  Pan frying/sauteing does not count. I am all for enjoy a sauteed onions and seasoning in butter or olive oil in whatever is required to make yummy food.  However, battered onions in 3 inches of oil? a polite ‘no thank you’.

We may have strategically selected fried foods because of Thanksgiving.  Maybe.  No fried turkey!  But then, I don’t eat turkey anyway, so more veggies for me :)

If this inspires you – JOIN US!  Let me know in the comments or write your own post about it and link back so we can add you to our blog roll.  I can’t wait to see what people come up with.  Of course, you are also welcome to sit there with your french fries and your fried crispy turkey leg and mock us.  But really?  It’s only 28 days.

One Response to The Monthly Food Challenge
  1. SingleishMom
    November 3, 2011 | 10:07 am

    I’m excited to do this, and I’m never excited about diet changes! I hope I’ll look at it like a game, and really challenge myself to follow along.

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