Please Don’t Feed Maria
I know that I’ll need some peer support to get through the next 29 days, 4 hours. Yesterday I sent out this email to my co-workers to enlist their help:
I need your help with a little project I’m working on. You see, I’m doing a fundraiser for Blandford Nature center and Mixed Greens and I’ve committed to spend only $30 on food for the next 30 days. So, starting tomorrow, Thursday April 10 and going through Friday May 9, you can’t feed me.
I know, I know. I’m the office cookie monster. I’d shove my mother to the ground for some good dark chocolate. I suck down coffee (oh sweet, delicious coffee…) like a chipmunk with ADD. Well, no more. At least not until May 10!
So, for the next month, I can’t go to lunch with you. I can’t walk downstairs to get a coffee. And if we have a pizza meeting, I’ll be eating rice and looking at you with jealous eyes.
As you may guess, I’m probably going to be hungry sometimes… okay, a lot of times. I may get a little cranky. I’ll probably be having some caffeine withdrawal issues. But it’s all for a good cause.
Until May 10, I remain yours in semi-starvation,
Everyone was really supportive about this project, like I knew they would be. It’s going to be a long month, but I know I can get through it with their help.
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