Mile by mile, it’s a trial. It’s as true for life’s challenges as it is for marathons. My own $25 good-food challenge officially ended on Sunday, but it’s been such a positive experience that I’ve decided to make some long term lifestyle changes as a result. But as is often the case when you make lifestyle changes, you start asking yourself the question, “Will I be able to do this for the rest of my life?” The good news is, you only have to do it today.
Ok, not quite. I’ve officially got 4 days left in the $25 good food challenge I started just 3 weeks ago. And I’m happy to report that, with the exception of the bean business and my indiscretion with the chicken, the challenge has been a success on several levels.
No one. Where is it written that eggs are breakfast food, that french toast can only be eaten in the morning and that oatmeal is the breakfast of champions? Nowhere. So I was feeling very mavericky yesterday morning when I woke up thinking “I want a sweet potato for breakfast!” Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, are a great source of beta carotene and most importantly for me this week, are NOT oatmeal.
To get away from me. Determined to get out of my bean daze this week I bought some Bell & Evans chicken from the farmers market. The plan was to spread what turned out to be six very small chicken thighs over the course of my third week on the challenge. Sadly, they never made it past the weekend.
Gas. There I said it. I know it’s certainly not delicate and ladylike to discuss it, but let’s face it – after two weeks on a predominantly bean and veggie diet, there is bound to be a little – or a lot of – gas.