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On day four, the Burbee family begins embracing their new lifestyle. Instead of watching sports one night, Tim chooses to read his children to sleep.

During the day, the family goes for bike rides, and at night, they play board games to pass the time. "At first, it was to keep them occupied because we didn't want to break a rule," Kriss says. "After a while, everything just got kind of natural."

Tim says he's proud of his children for not asking to turn on the television and proud of his wife for cutting back on the amount of food she wastes.

Near the end of the challenge, Lily says she still misses her Starbucks drinks, but she doesn't want things to go back to the way they used to be. "The experiment is really helping our family," she says. "We get more time together, and I just really love being around my family more. We're going to keep doing it."
FROM: What Would You Dare to Live Without?
Published on June 12, 2009


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