If you are a coffee fan or a Starbucks fan, this (unusually named) woman likely has you beat hands-down. A Seattle woman, 40-year-old Beautiful Existence, spent the equivalent of a high-end car payment every month to dine at Starbucks. She then blogged about her experience eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at the coffee chain for all of 2013.
The mother of two took on the unusual and pricey diet as part of a 365-day challenge to essentially answer the question, “Why?” reports KMBC on Jan. 5.
"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!” Beautiful Existence wrote.
Her sole self-established rule was that she could eat only items sold at Starbucks, although she allowed herself to dine from "Starbucks-inspired" stores owned by the coffee house giant, such as Roy Street Coffee, Tazo Tea and Evolution Fresh. She actually was able to create quite a diversified menu, though she blogged about missing things like pizza.
"In the last month, in the last couple weeks, it's been really difficult. People had pizza at the office last week and I was dying," she said. "I'm happy to be able to eat whatever I want again."
“Existence” blogged that she was inspired by the likes of Morgan Spurlock, who ate McDonald’s food for a month to experience the negative health effects, and the commercialized Jared Fogle, who ate food from Subway every day in order to slim down.
Nothing too scientifically groundbreaking. She says she enjoyed the experience, didn’t gain too much weight, and missed fried food. Her first non-Starbucks meal was a fried fish as a matter of fact.
Wonder what Existence is onto next? In her most recent blog post, she announced that she now worked for a recreational equipment store and would be attempting to “learn every recreational sport!”
Oh, the time that some people have on their hands.