I've mentioned before about how competitive this family is. Well, Stephanie and Nicky came up with a good idea and it's "game on."
The Eads Family Fitness Challenge started last Monday. Stephanie outlined the rules and we put our teams together---Stephanie and Nicky; Butch and I; Mindy and Justin; Greg, Sandy, Victoria and Elizabeth. Obviously the Lapps' have the advantage with 4 on their team, but they don't have Butch!! The man WALKS the golf course!! He easily gets 10,000 steps a day. Good for us.
There are many ways to get points---10,000 steps = 1 point; 1/2 hour of non-stop activity = 1 point, 1 lb. weight loss = 2 points.
After week one---it's no surprise---Team Eads (Butch and I) are #1!!! We had a combined total of 38.5 points.
We all have FitBits, so it's easy to see what everyone is doing on a daily basis.
The winner will get $25.00 from each of the other teams. The challenge runs until the end of October. It's not really about the money. It's about being healthy!!
Here's the problem. The Lapps family arrives on Friday---for the next week. It is really hard to cook healthy foods all the time. Pretty much ALL of the family favorites are not all that healthy.
On Saturday, we've rented a pontoon boat. Usually, I would bring fried chicken, potato salad, biscuits, cole slaw and black bottom cupcakes for dessert. Here's how I've modified the menu---oven fried chicken, potato salad with low fat mayo, cole slaw with low fat dressing and watermelon for dessert. That's about the best I can do. Everything that would be easy to make and have on a trip like this were just not the healthiest choices.
Then that brings us to the rest of the week. I can control what we have at home---lots of things on the grill, but we have to forget about the regular things we usually do---we can forget the Club for their Mexican night. We can forget about the Pfunky Griddle for breakfast or Pancake Pantry. Forget about White Castle. We are having Imo's Pizza on Saturday night and we are going to the Loveless Cafe where you can order good old-fashioned country vegetables---cooked in bacon drippings. We'll do the best we can.
It's hard. That's all there is to it.