Now, my fast food menu is not exclusive to McDonald's. No I also happily am willing to entertain food from other drive thru establishments like Taco Time for example. Sometimes we've even been known to do a medley meal. The general point being - I eat a LOT of fast food. Anything with a drive thru while the food isn't a culinary treat always (ok rarely) it is a convience. Not having to get out of the car with two kids and even getting food that the boy can eat locked in his carseat (he eats so much faster when in the car with little distractions!) Convinence often as of late has won out over healthy. Bad news!
Now an additional factor to this plight of convienence eating is the cost factor. Drive thru ain't cheap! The ironic part to this is that aside from the drive thru eating (and dining out) when we do buy food and make it at home we're almost nearly 100% organic, no high fructose corn syrup, and no perservatives. Although we still enjoy our Kraft Mac & Cheese on occassion and occassionally certain juices that are just too yummy to not enjoy. We're not hard-core but aware of labels certainly. That being said the food that we purchase isn't the cheapest, so it remains to be seen if drive thru vs increased grocery bill actually is a cost saving element but we shall see because the month of May is the month we've chosen for our Fast Food B-Gone Challenge.
Now in full disclosure this challenge (or scientific experiment as Loving Husband refers to it) comes with an incentive for me; because I'll be honest "health" and "savings" just isn't enough motivation for me to go cold turkey from the convinence of the drive thru. I needed a bit more motivation, does this make me a weak person? Maybe. But honest certainly! If I can successfully execute this challenge then I will earn myself the Canon Macro lens that I have been drooling over. Oh the things we do for our
Wish us luck! I'm not twitching yet as a result of no McD's but that could be that it's only been 48ish hours since my last fix. I'll check back in a week or so from now and let you know if cold sweats or anything have developed. Cheers to health!