345 Days of No Eating Out: Week 1
January 8, 2010 16 Comments
Jan 1st (Day 1) – Ate oatmeal for breakfast and then chips and salsa for dinner. Not very exciting, but pretty tasty. =)
Jan 2nd (Day 2)- Ate an apple and sweet and sour egg drop soup for lunch. Left-over Pad Thai for dinner with the last of the Pfish food ice cream from NYE.
Jan 3rd – (Day 3) Poptart for breakfast/lunch. Chick pea curry with chicken and rice for dinner. Orange for a midnight snack.
Jan 4th – (Day 4) Poptart for breakfast. Left over chick pea curry for lunch. Chips and salsa for dinner.
Jan 5th – (Day 5) Apple and tea for breakfast. Left over Pad Thai for lunch. Enchiladas for dinner.
(Note: Today I started noticing all the fantastic places I couldn’t eat at. Mmmm Subway. Oh Arby’s! Heck I was even craving places I don’t LIKE – Burger King? It is only week 1, and I know it will only get harder before it gets better, but man did I want some Breadsticks from Fazoli’s today!)
Jan 6th (Day 6)- Left over enchiladas for lunch, egg drop soup for dinner
(Note: Labmates invited me to get lunch with them at a local bar. I turned down the food and said I’d show up thirty minutes later to get some beer. So far so good on dealing with temptation!)
Jan 7th (Day 7) – Poptart for lunch, chili for dinner
(Note: I didn’t go to work today – it is amazing how little I eat when I’m not doing anything. I didn’t eat the poptart until 3:30pm – and forced the chili in me a bit after 9:30pm. I couldn’t decide if staying at home all the time would make me really fat (I didn’t get out of bed all day except to take Jack out) or really thin (because if you don’t get up, it is hard to eat!). I’m not planning on testing the theory though. Okay, well maybe again on the 8th if this snow keeps up!)
As a side note, Serendipity and I have both noticed that not eating out has caused us to have a lot more “No Spend Days” than before. I’ve had 6 of the last 7 days be no-spend, and the one day was only because I went to the vet and doctor. So far, this challenge it really doing me a lot of good – extrapolate for an entire year and I’m a MILLIONAIRE! 😉
Thing that made me happy today: Doing absolutely nothing for an entire day. T’was magical!