A Year Without
Inspired by the fantastical foraubs, I have decided to make 2013 my Year Without. That means each month, I’ll choose to give up something...and go without it for a full month. I had kind of a hard time picking out what I was going to give up this month, thus why it’s the Third and I’m just making a decision. I thought about doing soda for the whole month, but since I so rarely drink soda anymore, it didn’t seem like much of a challenge. I also thought about giving up all fast food, but the problem with that is that the extended family loves going to Wendy’s on Sundays for lunch, and I don’t want to miss out on those times. I thought about chocolate, but let’s get real. That’s just not going to happen. Ever. So after looking over my food diary for the past few weeks, I decided to give up Subway. Sure, Subway is like fast food’s gift to the dieter…you can do Subway in a really healthy way. And sometimes I do…but what I realized after perusing my diary is that I often choose to make Subway NOT healthy. I order the footlong. I get regular potato chips instead of baked. I sometimes get a cookie. Without the cookie, that’s a 1000-calorie meal. With the cookie, I’m skirting 1,200. Now granted, if I do that, I rarely will eat much more during the day, and it almost never makes me go over on my calories. But I think for me, it’s time to stop eating 2/3 or more of my calories in a single sitting. At least on a once-a-week basis. So Subway, dear friend, I shall not be eating any of your fabulousness for the rest of January. Here we go!