Is it wrong to not be surprised that someone legally named Beautiful Existence (40) would try something like this??
Not that we think eating at Starbucks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an entire year is a beautiful existence or anything… we just feel like that's an unusual name that fits an unusual lifestyle (not bad things!)!
Her goal for 2013 was to eat every meal from Starbucks, or Starbucks offshoot! That includes Roy Street Coffee, Tazo Tea, and Evolution Fresh.
Does that means she did ALL her grocery shopping there too?? Well, kinda: she would stock up on food for herself (so she wouldn't have to travel to a location constantly), and she did normal grocery shopping for her family, including her two kids.
It cost her $500 - $600 A MONTH to do this, and that's not including her normal groceries!
So WHY did she do this? Here's what she said:
“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!
So how can eating only one company’s products impact me, anybody? Well Mr. McDonald’s already proved that question years ago with his documentary and Mr. Subway did his take on the loosing weight portion of the food challenges too. But when I watched those guys doing their thing I asked myself “where are the WOMEN challenging themselves in the world?” “Where are the effects being shown on a woman’s culture?”
We get it. We still don't think it was a great or inspired idea — a lot of that money could've gone to a better place instead of this 'challenge!'
This isn't the only challenge she's gone after, either: She followed all of the tips offered in Parents magazine in 2012, and the year before that she only shopped for her and her family at Goodwill.
Oh, and her first meal after the year was FISH AND CHIPS from a Seattle chain. Fried food!
Here's what she said about it:
“My taste buds have been freaking out for the last 24 hours. Starbucks doesn’t really have anything that’s fried, and you can only eat so much after you haven’t had stuff like that for a year.”
[Image via Beautiful Existence's For1YearOfMyLife.]