So today marks 11 days without chips for me. Has it been easy? Hell no! Try giving up something that’s been a part of your daily life for the past 15 years. Easy? No. Rewarding? Very!

My evening snack which usually consisted of a large bag of chips and a bottle of water has now turned into either celery or cucumber and a bottle of water. Do you want to hear something crazy? You don’t feel terrible after eating celery. Weird huh?

If you are just tuning into these posts now, watch the video below to understand what they are about.


The previous post mentioned in the video can be viewed here: Giving Up to Gain: When giving up isn’t a bad idea.

Could it be that I might just give up chips forever? I’m not too sure. Again, just like alcohol, I don’t think it’s bad in moderation. I believe that the best thing that giving up chips is doing for me, is making me realize that I don’t need them in my life all the time. Last week I was at my nephews birthday party and with a party comes chips. There were chips everywhere in the house. Doritios, Salt & Vinegar, Tostitos, Party Mix and even my Mom’s famous Nacho Dip. It was a chip heaven. This was my first real test. Everyone at the party knew of my Give Up To Gain quest and were tempting me as much as they were watching me to see if I would crack. I can proudly say that you could find me near the veggie platter.

Some of you might say that you have the greatest friends in the world….. but I’m sorry to say that you’re wrong. I am the one who carries that title. My friends rule and the support I’ve received during this is unbelievable. My friend Jason Mante posted a video response to my Give Up To Gain post. Watch below.


You might say that giving up chips isn’t a big deal. You’re right, maybe it’s not to you, but the whole point of the Give Up To Gain series is to hopefully motivate others to realize that maybe they do have some negativity in their life and that if given up, will create a positive. Some of my friends have decided to join in on this mission and they need to be recognized for their hard word.

Adam Burchill – No pop/energy drinks – click here to view his post
Chris Walker – No alcohol
Matt Skidmore – No smoking
Stacey Funke – No alcohol

I’ll update every Friday how the previous week went. In the mean time, you can follow me on Twitter at as I post frequently throughout the week on how tough reaching this goal actually is.

It’s never too late to give something up for gain. Every successful situation always started with a Day 1.

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” – Earl Nightingale