Challenges

Fast Food Challenge

My husband and I have a bad habit of just grabbing fast food when we’re hungry. All right, so it’s possible it’s mainly my bad habit. I let myself get hungry and then I’m too impatient to wait to make food, so we’re stuck getting fast food. I’m really trying to eat healthier (and save money) so I’m hoping to get out of that habit. So, this week I challenged myself to not have any fast food.

This week, I can proudly say I was successful. The difference between this week and last week (my no soda challenge) was that I told my husband my plan beforehand. It made it a lot harder to cheat my challenge when my husband was there to go, “I thought we weren’t eating out this week?”

You know what? It really wasn’t that bad. I’m not making crazy healthy meals, but I feel better than I would eating fast food. I also feel like I have more food in the house now. When we’re consistently eating out, we tend to not worry about groceries too much. So this week, I was put in a position where I actually had to buy groceries. I bought for the week, both to motivate me to not go out and because I’m not going to the grocery store everyday. It’s nice to be hungry and see food in the fridge when I go and look.

I’m glad this week was successful. I don’t think I’ll be keeping fast food out completely. I think going forward I will have a cheat day throughout the week where I can just order out. I also realized this week that if I really want to succeed at something to just tell my husband what I’m trying to do. He is my motivation when I want to take the easy way out.

Let me know what you think!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you next time.

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10 thoughts on “Fast Food Challenge”

  1. This is such a good challenge! I always think I don’t eat out that often but then realised how often I meet friends for lunch or coffee etc, and it’s crazy to think about! I know it’s a waste of money but at times it feels unavoidable. I love that your husband is your accountability partner! I always rely on my boyfriend or mum to remind me why I started a challenge. xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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    1. Yes! I’ve also been guilty of not counting meeting friends/family for food as eating out. I’ve gotten better at splitting my meals and saving some for later.
      I’m glad you have someone to help keep you accountable as well. It’s so much easier with a little reminder

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    1. Yes! Meal planning is a lifesaver honestly.
      Wow!! Good job at keeping it to once a month. I like that. We fell back into a routine of once or twice a week. I’m going to strive to get us to a once a month treat.

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  2. Great post! This was an excellent challenge and I hope you keep going! I should try this out with my sister. I went a year with out fast food when living outside the US and now that I’m back, I’ve fallen off the wagon.

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    1. Thank you so much! We also fell off the wagon, but I’m working on getting us back on. It really feels great not eating out and it saves so much money.
      I hope you do the challenge with your sister!! Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  3. Ah yes, the “should we or should we not eat out” conundrum. I fall into a trap a lot because of my work schedule. It’s so convenient to just hit a drive through and BAM. But there is nothing like home cooked food and then taking those leftovers to work. We try something like you mentioned, stating that we aren’t going to eat out. Holding ourselves accountable can help for sure.

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