One Seattle woman, legally named Beautiful Existence, is choosing to live her life in the fast lane (her words, more or less), by pledging to spend an entire year eating and drinking only from Starbucks.
Her challenge kicked off on January 2, but it’s only now getting international media attention, which has prompted her to write a new post on her blog to try and explain her decision better.
Unlike the woman who lost 85 pounds (38.5 kg) on a Starbucks diet, Existence isn’t thinking just about weight loss when she’s planning how to stick to her New Year’s resolution.
She says her decision has something to do with feminism and, at the same time, with one’s willingness to experience life for all it has to offer, even if that might burn holes through one’s pockets, which will probably happen here.
“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 losing 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?’,” Existence writes.
“‘Where are the effects being shown on a woman’s culture? A woman’s family & children? A woman’s diet, weight, fashion, checkbook, community and world through challenges?’ ‘Where is HER VOICE on how an international company is directly or indirectly impacting everything from her waistline to her bottom line and every other woman’s, man’s, child’s, societies and planets world with their presence?’,” she continues.
No one better than her to try and find an answer to these questions, if only because no one else thought about it before her.
Existence believes nothing should stop us from doing things only because they might seem pointless.
“So again, 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! I love the question WHY? because sometimes I find that the answer leaves me with even more questions about life… and then, my circle starts all over again and I wouldn’t want my WHY? any other way.
So yeah, there you go,” Existence writes.
She’s been keeping a track record of her experience so far on her blog and, by the looks of it, she’s doing ok.