Check out Week One for all the details of how to the Wellness Challenge works and how to join in and be eligible for the monthly giveaway.
Did you know that a McDonalds Cheeseburger Happy Meal with fries and a Diet Coke has 550 calories, 25 grams of fat, 905 mg of sodium, and 63 g of carbohydrates? And that’s just the kids meal! A Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal with large fries and a Coke has 1550 calories, 67 grams of fat, 1750 mg of sodium and 189 g of carbohydrates!!!
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This month’s giveaway: One Crafty Kitten Recycled Mixed Paper Journal stamped with the word or phrase of your choice. (Try to keep it to letters only, I don’t own a number set yet.) Winner will be announced on July 8th.
The past week was not as though for me as I expected it to be. There were several times that I really wanted a soda, especially when we ate at a restaurant over the weekend. I’ve drank a lot of tea, lemonade, and mineral water this week to fill the void of not having soda. I am very proud to say that I haven’t had a single drop of soda since lunch last Wednesday.
For this week’s goal, I’m going to do something to support my hubby. I will be eating like a vegan this week. It sounds like it’s a bit of a drastic change but I’m just going to try it out and see how I feel. Honestly, I’m really excited about it. I have a fridge full of fresh, in season fruit and I’ve been checking the labels of everything I buy to make sure that it is vegan friendly. There are many soy alternatives to the meats & dairy foods that I’m used to so I don’t think it’s going to be that bad. Also, we’re planning to have a “meat day” once every two weeks because we have friends that became not-so-strict vegetarians and they have a lot of trouble digesting meats and diary products now.
I found a blog called vegan yum yum, that has vegan recipes and every thing looks freaking delicious. I really want to make the fried green tomatoes. Even if I weren’t trying out the vegan thing I think I would totally make recipes from this blog.
So far today I’ve had a glass of soy milk, a nectarine, a grapefruit, a mini bagel with peanut butter, a hand full of baby carrots, rigatoni with grilled onions and green peppers with tomato sauce, and a big handful of cherries and raspberries. If I’m hungry later I’m going to have a bowl of rice chex with soy milk. There’s not much difference between what I’ve eaten today and what I eat on any other day; I just haven’t had any meat, eggs, or diary.
The other thing that makes me super excited about this is that I’ll be inadvertently cutting out high fructose corn syrup.
We’ll see how I feel in a week and how well I’ve done then decide if it is something I’d like to continue.
This week I’m thankful for my Nintendo Wii. We’ve had a lot of rain and hotter than usual temperatures recently which makes it harder to get outside. For the next four days it’s supposed to be in the mid 90’s and I just don’t think I could go outside to exercise in that kind of heat.
So tell me, what’s your small goal this week and what are you thankful for?
Oh, and please invite your friends and help spread the word 🙂