Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I have had a pretty positive experience thus far on the Engine 2 challenge; however, tonight threw me a curveball. We started the challenge with a fully stocked fridge, so anything healthy was within reach. Through the week, our favorite foods were consumed, so today when thinking about dinner I was drawing a blank. My fiance had homemade broth on the stove, but wasn't home. I decided to wait and let him make wonders with our leftover groceries.

He ended up getting caught at work, and by the time he got home my stomach was growling. I practically ambushed him at the door demanding to be fed. He wasn't expecting that and made the best with the situation concocting a vegetable soup with beets, rutabagas, onions and mustard greens.

In the past, similiar soups have hit the spot, but tonight I was too far gone and wanted something more substantial. I found my attitude mimicking my stomach with a growl.

Twice this evening, I found myself teetering on the edge of failing my challenge. The lesson is clear: If you want to eat healthy, you have to have your house stocked with healthy foods you enjoy and you shouldn't wait until you have a burger (or insert your junk food craving here) -sized hole in your stomach to make those healthy options.

Don't worry. We picked up some groceries and I am excited to share tomorrow's lunch: sweet potato bowl.


  1. Very cool, Michelle! Glad to hear that you're feeling good and satisfied on the challenge, despite the occasional roadbumps. Go, girl!