I mentioned this to my table on our metting on Saturday, but I thought I'd share it with all of you fellow slices! So a few of my friends from back home (Sacramento area...) decided to give up something food related every month for this year. I'm been having a difficult time defining it for people, but it's a mix between a lent type thing, a diet, and a simple discipline exercise. The other requirement for this is that each month needs a catchy name for its theme--so either a rhyme or alliteration.
For example: Thus far we've had No Dairy January and No Fried Food February. And as someone who is terrible at living up to diets/food related discipline it's actually been going really well! I've been forced to branch out in my food knowledge and I am also more conscious of what I'm actually eating because I have to stop before I prepare a meal (or order a meal...sometimes....a lot of times...I'm a bit lazy with cooking) and ensure that it doesn't have whatever it is that we have given up that month. For the No Dairy month I had to get creative with different types of soy milk and non dairy substitues. I found that because of my lack of dairy, I had a lot more energy throughout the day! Which was really nice. No Fried Food has been a lot easier that I thought it was going to be. I'm not sure if it's just an easier topic, or if the success of January has inspired me. I think that swtiching it up every month and setting up a time short time frame is what is making this so obtainable for us. I've been trying to fuse more discipline into my life lately and this has certainly been an inventive challenge. I'm just trying to glorify God in the little things--even if it's not eating french fries or tostada chips.
Next month isn't quite decided yet--we're throwing around the idea of either No Starch March or No Meat March. If we use meat now I'm not sure what we'll do for May though. So if you have any suggestions or if you want to join us, feel free! I would love more people to keep me accountable for this! And more people means more brainstorming for pithy themes and names. Thanks everybody!