My Love Affair with Chips


Don’t use a lot where a little will do. -Proverb

Remember in my last post how I said I just sat for 5 months? Well, I may have omitted a few important details. Not only did I sit for 5 months, I ate too. I fell head over heals in love with chips – sun chips, tortilla chips, and whatever kind of chip that was deemed healthy by my beloved Whole Foods.

Now, I didn’t eat chips all the time, just between my workouts, my hikes, and episodes of Live with Kelly or Young and the Restless. And yes, I am exaggerating a bit for the sake of this post 🙂 It didn’t help that Costco lured me with 40 oz bags of tortilla chips for $4.99. Oh you know the ones!

It was an unemployed girl’s dream!! Anyway, I was in love and you know what happens when you are in love…

fat and happy…fat and happy

Just how much “love” was received will remain unknown. But just know that I am not too entirely pleased with the outcome of this love affair. And, I have decided that I need some deliverance. This need for deliverance has landed me to the book called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.

One reviewer on Amazon said,

Here’s what it’s about: Jen (the author) did an experiment in which each month for 7 months, she and sometimes her entire family fasted in an area she felt they were excessive in: media, stress, possessions, shopping, food, clothes, and waste. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that sounds all preachy and super-spiritual and hard and you don’t want to read it. Thankfully, it’s the complete opposite. It is laugh-out-loud hilarious, totally real-life, 100% empowering, and 0% guilt-inducing.

My PIC (partner in crime) and fellow lover of words, Kelly over at Praise You in the Storm and I have teamed up together to support one another in the “7” challenge to live with less.  Our first challenge is, you got it, food. You should see the dialogue flowing through random text messages about what we can eat and what we cannot.

Kelly: Is salsa considered Mexican food?

Me: Salsa: may refer to any type of sauce. In American English, it refers to spicy, often tomato based, hot sauces. So, technically, no!

Me: Is wine considered a fruit? Nevermind, Wikipedia (my trusted source for all information) confirmed that wine comes from grapes, well it said usually, but that is something I’m willing to overlook. 

Kelly: You do know that you can change definitions on Wikipedia, not that I am suggesting anything.

Me: Don’t ruin this for me 🙂

That God for unlimited texts and a sense of humor! This is only day one 🙂

You may or may not find us comical, but I do suggest you seriously give this book a chance.  You will laugh hysterically and be moved at the same time. It will shed some light on just how excess in any form can “weigh” you down.

By the way, I miss chips 😦


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