I am proud to say that during the last two months I have only eaten pizza three times. I know that eating pizza three times in two months is not the same as completely giving up pizza all together, but it’s definitely an improvement. Not eating pizza is not as hard as I originally thought it would be; this just confirms that I made the right decision. Eating pizza three times a week is not a necessity, it’s an obsession and it definitely had to stop.
The response from my friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter has been very encouraging. Some people have joined me in giving up something they love in order to become a happier person and eliminate anything unnecessary or unhealthy from their lives.
Check out what other people are saying about not eating pizza for one year:
Patricia - Shocking…on the bright side, you can just eat m&m’s….btw, I’ve had pizza in Chicago and its totally worth the give up you’re doing!!!
John-Michael – Really? Not all pizza is bad for you, so I wouldnt give it up!
Ron - I think I could last 11 days…maybe. It depends whether there’s dipping sauce or not.
@KamaraKroeker I would consider giving up bagels. I’ve given up wheat products and dairy for some time now so I’ll commit! Should be easier after day 21. Supposedly it takes that long to break or form a habit.
@howsmarriedlife A whole year? I don’t know how good my will power is. I’ll try to figure out what I can give up for a year.
It was absolutely worth the wait.
Last month I decided to give up eating pizza for one year in honour of next year’s BlogHer conference being held in Chicago. I have always wanted to visit Chicago and I also have a nasty little habit of eating pizza a couple of (sometimes even several) times throughout any given week. Therefore in anticipation of eating some of the best pizza in the continental U.S. next summer I decided to give up eating pizza until I visit Chicago for the BlogHer conference. The first two weeks of my no pizza mission was definitely difficult because pizza is an easy meal to eat on the go; between work and school I am always on the go.
By some miraculous event brought on by the pizza gods themselves, this past weekend I found myself in Chicago and I couldn’t resist the temptation to finally eat a Chicago deep dish pizza. On Sunday night my return flight from Denver, Colorado to Montreal was overbooked, and I was in turn booked on a connecting flight through the city of Chicago. I had one and a half hours at the Chicago airport; in this short period of time I managed to eat a Chicago hot (veggie) dog from America’s Dog and a deep dish pizza from Reggio’s Pizza. Let me tell you that food never tasted so good.
Now that I know how great Chicago deep dish pizza actually tastes, I have something else to look forward to when I visit Chicago next summer for BlogHer. I don’t feel bad about breaking my “no pizza mission” because my goal was to give up pizza for one year until next summer when I visit Chicago. Since I was able to visit Chicago 11 months early I decided not to wait.
Due to the fact that I am really excited about visiting Chicago next summer and thanks to the wonders of Social Media, I found a Chicago restaurant owner named Billy Dec on Twitter and I asked him where to find the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. He re-tweeted my question to his 28,000+ Tweeps and it seems like there are two must-eat restaurants for deep dish pizza in Chicago; Gino’s East and Lou Malnati’s I will see you both next summer.
In an effort to make healthier food choices and in an effort to actually finish something that I started, I have decided to continue with my “no pizza mission” until next summer. I also added a few things to my list; in addition to not eating pizza for a year I have also given up eating French fries and ice cream.
Keep reading My Diary Entry for updates on my “no pizza, no French fries, and no ice cream mission.” A little side note – I am already having cravings for ice cream and it’s only been three days.
If you want to see more pics from my Denver/Chicago trip check out my album on Facebook (Tahnya Kristina). I promise to accept your friend request.
Have you ever wanted to do take a risk on something but you don’t do it because you are too afraid of the uncertain outcome? Have you ever wanted to make a change to something in your life but you don’t take action because you are too afraid to leave your comfort zone?
I for one am always trying to better myself and make positive changes in my life, trying is the key word in that sentence. Making changes and taking risks are definitely easier said than done. I don’t always take a lot of risks in my daily life, but I do try and work towards my personal goals. If I want to travel somewhere or do something in my life I try to do it as soon as possible (hence my Life List) because I don’t want to wake up in 20 years with regrets. The only way to make changes in our lives is to stop talking about making changes and actually start doing something about it.
In honour of next year’s BlogHer Conference being held in the great city of Chicago, I have decided to give up the one thing in the world that I love the most…Pizza. For the next 12 months I am going to give up eating Pizza in anticipation of eating some of the best Deep Dish Pizza next summer in Chicago. I have always wanted to visit Chicago and I eat way too much Pizza, so in an effort to make a personal sacrifice (just to prove that I can do it) and lose a few pounds at the same time, I am going to give up eating Pizza until next summer.
Will you join me and give up something over the next year?
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