I have really been enjoying perusing Pinterest. It’s opened up new worlds for many of my crafty friends. (I mean that in the nicest form of the word, by the way.) I am currently working on a project – my first – that I found on Pinterest. Homeschooling, home-keeping, child training, and church work keep me busy all day everyday, but someday, I plan on trying all of the ideas and recipes I’ve “pinned”.

I’m getting started today on using an idea from Pinterest. (Oh, boy! Two in one week!) It’s a graphic that my friend, Ava, pinned. It’s simply called “The No Junk Food Challenge”. Here it is:

That’s it. It’s not a “diet”, just a “skimming down”. Which, I hope, will help me do some “slimming down”. Most of us know that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. And, that’s my goal here, to create some new habits.

I am going to tweak the rules just a bit. For instance, I’m probably going to allow myself a bit of peanut butter now and then, I like PB & J sandwiches for lunch. I only use about a tablespoon though, and it contains protein, so it’s not bad. If you’re careful. Also, real life insists that we eat out occasionally. If I’m in a position where I have to eat out, I will, but I’m going to choose the healthiest options available. Also, it’s not on the list, but I think that “No soda” should be added. I managed to kick this out of my diet back in June…the 14th to be exact, but who’s counting? And I’m so happy that I have! It’s really helped me to lose some pounds and keep them off.

I already exercise three or more times most weeks, but eating is my downfall! I am hoping this will help me to pay attention without stressing about points, calories or fat grams.

This challenge ends on December 21st. Isn’t that convenient? Just in time for Christmas! Perfect for enjoying all the benefits of the season: chocolate pecan pie, apple dumplings, cheesy corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing…okay. I better stop before I give up on day one!

Oh, and one more thing! I’m thinking of keeping track of my eats online at some place like Fit Day. Not sure if I will, though. If you’d like to join in, or have any thoughts to share, leave me a comment!

I hope you all have a wonderful December!


2 thoughts on “The Challenge

  1. Sonja says:

    I would love to do this… Unfortunately, we are temporarily in Texas, and fast food is our “staple” for lunch! I can see the change it has made in the kids & I-we rarely eat fast food when we're home! I could probably do it in January though, when we get home!


  2. Ava Kinsey says:

    Thanks for pinning me! When I saw that you had repinned me, I thought to myself, “I really should do this.” Then, I read your blog post a couple hours later.

    I was surprised that it didn't have No Soda listed. I've been drinking mostly diet soda (root beer) here at home. I allow myself one a day, generally.

    I think I'm going to do this, too. Starting tomorrow, since I already broke a couple rules (hot choclate, muffin, breadsticks) today. I'm proud of myself, though: We went to the Olive Garden tonight and I didn't have ANY pasta! I got the Mixed Grill which had grilled steak, chicken, and veggies (squash, zucchini, red pepper, green pepper, and onion). It did have potatoes which is another thing that probably should be included on the list. Oh well, even with soda and potatoes being “allowed” doing these changes should make a dramatic difference.

    Thanks for the motivation!


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