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It has begun! As of midnight, the challenge was on. By 8AM I already had a problem. My middle child, my 8 year old, early rising son was up. I heard him {loudly} get the toaster out in preparation for his traditional Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffle breakfast. He normally turns on the TV, gets his waffles and milk and we get to sleep in {if our toddler doesn’t get woken up by all the ruckus.} I thought it was going to be one of those Sunday mornings.

I was wrong.

My tender-hearted boy made me an Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffle {sans butter because he can’t spread it well} and brought it upstairs to my bed. I asked him why he made me a waffle {he also made one for his dad and sister}. His response? “Because I love making breakfast for my family.”

Heart melting. Had to eat it so I didn’t break his.

Oh well. Whatcha gonna do? What’s healthy about that scenario is that my son is learning to think of others and serve them rather than just thinking about his needs. It was worth the waffle.

Now, I’m sitting here writing this post, drinking a protein shake after dancing to Wii Just Dance 3 for an hour. Woo Hoo! I got off my *donkey* and started the activity I promised myself I would do this month. Did you know you can work up quite a sweat to that game?!? Um…yeah you can.

Here is what I ate today. I’m not as organized as Christie over at Bushel and a Peck, ’cause she actually planned and prepped her food pantry for this challenge. She’s a smarty, that one.

After my Eggo Waffle breakfast {only 1 with no butter and a small cup of milk}, I had my usual iced coffee with Splenda and cream {and light whip cream and caramel~but you didn’t just read any of that.} 

At lunch time I had a chicken and Munster cheese sandwich on a wheat roll with cucumbers and cottage cheese. Instead of chips, I ate carrots. {Yay, Me!}

I took a little snooze and then had an apple and another iced coffee because we were headed to our evening church service. Now it’s just the protein shake because I’m trying not to eat after 8PM. Looking at my food intake, I realize that it was not much and that is not normal nor is it recommended.

My eating schedule has been a little off over Christmas break and it has been loaded with lots of unhealthy {but delicious} goodies. I really went all out for New Year’s Eve and ended the year with a greasy pizza and a cupcake. Oh…but on Friday night I went to Olive Garden and loaded up on the bread! But I digress…

Day 1 is always the easiest {especially after a week of eating crap}. I’m hoping to find a lot of healthy meal ideas from fellow bloggers that are in on this challenge. If you want to join in, you can! Christie has a Mister Linky signup at the bottom of her New Year’s Eve post. I have a lot of fun seeing what other people are doing and how they are doing it. Let me know if you’re in so I can follow your progress. Until tomorrow…