Friday, November 30, 2007

December Challenge

So tonight when I get home, I'll officially wrap up NoBloShoeMo, and give you an official count of shoes kept and shoes going.

But right now, I want to introduce my challenge for December.

As some of you know, I pretty much live on pre-packaged foods. I'm not much of a cook, which is to say that I can cook, but I don't derive particular enjoyment from cooking, and I don't have a ton of time. I know, excuses, excuses.

But I know that pre-packaged foods are not particularly healthy, and are also definitely not environmentally friendly. So this month, my challenge to myself is:

1. No buying pre-packaged dinners
2. No buying fast food

For one month. So I can either cook, or go to a sit-down restaurant. But I can't order take-out from a sit-down restaurant unless I bring all my own containers.

I'm really excited for this challenge, but also a little scared. This challenge requires a lot of preparation, and it also requires that I remember my lunch every day before work. Luckily for me, I'm doing this particular challenge in December which means that I'll be with family for a chunk of it, and probably have lovely dinners cooked for me!

My only problem is that this challenge doesn't have a snappy name to it. So if anyone wants to come up with one, that would be great. Otherwise, maybe I'll go with DeSloFooMo.


EcoGeoFemme said...

Admirable. Good luck to you.

I tend to not eat much prepared food because it's so much more expensive and usually not as nutritious. Take out, on the other hand...

ScienceMama said...

This is a great challenge. I'm going to send you some good, quick, healthy recipes by email. Just remind me to do it, okay?

Mollysbrother said...

Good luck to this challenge. I think December can be a very difficult month for this. I look forward to hearing about your success!

Sam said...

When I first decided to cut prepackaged food out of my diet, I did it a bit slowly. For example every week I had one packaged item: usually pizza (until I learned how to make it from scratch).

I would suggest you also get stuff with little packaging such as wraps which usually some with just plastic wrap.

Also for me, cooking kinda grew on me (after having successes of course)

Good luck!