I’m cautiously excited to write this post. I’m just not sure I want to publish it. It’s sort of like making a very public resolution to lose weight….or quit smoking. It’s great to be kept accountable, but what if you don’t do it. What if you fail? Then everybody knows.
So, in the effort to preserve my dignity (Because apparently, I value my dignity. But at least I admit it?), I’m giving myself a timeframe. 21 days. Starting tomorrow. I know 21 days is not that long but I’m being realistic. Small goals.
So what exactly are my goals?
In no particular order….
1) Maintain a gluten and dairy free diet for 3 weeks. Kiddos too. Hubby probably won’t do this at work but that’s what we’ll be eating at home!
2) Eat locally and organically where possible.
3) Read EVERY label (talk about a novel idea, then we’ll actually know what we’re eating!)
You may be wondering why I am giving myself this little challenge. There are actually many reasons but here are a few just so you know where I’m coming from!
* My family lives with food allergies. I feel like I will be able to give my boys a more well-rounded diet if I have (get?) to experience it myself occasionally. I don’t want them to be in a food rut. I want them to be accustomed to the widest variety of food possible.
*Along that same vein….and this is by no means a noble reason, I am tired of being a short-order chef. I need a break. For the next few weeks, we will all be eating the same thing!
So there you go. Who’s with me…..anyone?…(crickets chirping). Well, feel free to offer up any thoughts or advice! I’ll keep you posted. Follow along on Facebook and I’ll try to keep you informed of any successes….or failures:-)