Blogger Fulfills New Year’s Resolution To Eat Only Starbucks For A Year
Let’s all congratulate Seattle-based blogger Beautiful Existence (yes, that’s her legal name) for fulfilling her 2013 New Year’s Resolution. While most of us abandoned our goal to “eat less sweets” somewhere around the first week of February, Existence succeeded in her pursuit to eat nothing but Starbucks products for 365 days. When she had completed her challenge, the 40-year-old mother of two (don’t worry, her children were allowed to eat non-Starbucks) racked up more than a $4,000 bill, a wicked craving for anything fried and a blog to commemorate her Starbuckian year.
Existence admits that she “was dying” the last week when her coworkers ordered a pizza and was getting bored of her options. Bored seems like an understatement. I’m a big fan of the Starbucks salad bowls, but I think I might claw my hair out if I had to eat them every day for a year. Now that it’s January, she’s finally readapted her “freaking out” tastebuds to non-Starbucks fare with a first meal of fish and chips.
When asked why she took on such a challenge, Existence replied:
“WHY? am I doing this challenge? Or WHY? will I do any challenge in the future? Because I LOVE being human and I LOVE the privilege of being able to ask the question WHY? in the first place!”
That, and with a name like Beautiful Existence you kind of have to be a BIG goal setter. In 2011, she bought everything for herself and her family at Goodwill, in 2012, she followed every bit of advice from Parents Magazine. And in the coming year, the REI employee has vowed to learn 80 recreational sports.
When will she sleep?