Hi, I’m Donda and I’m a recovering fast food junkie. At one point i could be found eating 2 meals a day from a fast food spot. My preferred foods were pizza, tacos and burgers. I ate out so much for a myriad of reasons but the biggest were that I was busy with school and going to restaurants was how I socialized with most of my friends.
I’m also not a fan of cooking, or really any domestic chore. This probably stems from my dad telling me that I would never get married if i didn’t learn how to cook and clean. My father often laughs about how Young Donda flippantly replied that she’d be rich and hire someone to cook and clean while her and her awesome husband lived happily ever after. I have a strong suspicion that he may have been right as I’m single as a dollar bill. To make matters worse, I’m not even rich! Which brings me to my next point.
Even though I’m a recovering fast food junkie, I fall off the wagon often enough that I’m noticing a decline in my wealth and a plateau in my weight. Even though I’m no longer buying pizza, tacos and burgers, my salads and sushi are pretty expensive (especially if I’m buying them in DC) and as I’ve discussed before, they can often be calorie bombs.
Since I hate cooking I usually end up eating hummus or pickles when I eat-in, which is cost effective, but not necessarily a balanced diet. Once I moved out on my own, I realized that grocery shopping is far cheaper and much healthier then eating your meals out of your home. Here’s where the next Tri-Anything challenge comes in.
June is a a lackluster month for me and I’ve decided to spice it up! I’m going to to use the entire month of June to grocery shop and prepare my meals.* I will not spend one single dime at a fast food establishment or a restaurant. Even those that are masquerading as healthy, like Panera, Chopt, or Chipotle. Hopefully this new challenge will expose me to the joys of cooking, save me some money, and help me lose some weight. I’m concerned for my safety since just last month I burned my foot trying to make spinach (don’t ask), but hopefully I’ll be able to make it through the month without killing myself or setting my apartment on fire. This is going to require a lot of planning on my part, which isn’t a strength of mine. I’ll have to make meal-plans, a grocery list, and try some new recipes. Wish me luck and let me know if you’re going to take the eat-in challenge!
*The only caveat to this will be that I will accept a meal purchased for me. It’s against my religion to turn down free food. I belong to the Church of Greedy. Luckily (or sadly), I don’t have any dates lined up and my friends aren’t that generous so I don’t see this being an issue.