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October 11 - October 25, 2017

Antioch New England & Friends Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Rurik Brackett's avatar
    Rurik Brackett 10/25/2017 4:52 PM
    completed all my challenges!!! I did have one day of falling of the vegan train but all and all i feel accomplished!  Good Job everybody!!!

  • Don Brackett 's avatar
    Don Brackett 10/25/2017 9:44 AM

    • Gemma Laser's avatar
      Gemma Laser 10/25/2017 5:01 PM
      Hooray!! Rurik and I just walked in a spot of rain to get my 10 minutes outside in. It was actually fun though I didn't have a day of work ahead of me :)

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    Jane Brackett 10/25/2017 7:35 AM
    Wow it is pouring!  Got soaked walking but how gorgeous it is out there.  We badly need the rain so it is so welcome.  The colorful maples have pretty much lost their orange and red leaves but the yellows, golds and coppers of the beech and oak glowed in the soft light and Marsh stream is running again after being dry for months!  Thank you Gemma for initiating and encouraging this challenge, I have very much enjoyed it. Jane

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    Gemma Laser 10/25/2017 5:59 AM
    *Happy final day of EcoChallenge2017* A fun note: our teammate Luciana is single handedly responsible for over 6% of the total number of phone calls made to elected officials by over 12,000 EcoChallengers so far! Granted I think many more folks (including myself) should take on that challenge next year to get the grand total up, but Luciana stepped forward this year and made a real impact. Well done!!

  • Don Brackett 's avatar
    Don Brackett 10/24/2017 9:33 AM

  • Gemma Laser's avatar
    Gemma Laser 10/23/2017 6:28 PM
    Grateful for the practice of writing down gratitudes. Am going to try to keep that going post challenge!

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    Gemma Laser 10/21/2017 8:36 PM
    Missed my vegan & refined sugar challenges for the first time. Was at my sister's annual pumpkin carving and eventually gave in to the traditional artichoke dip. Once that happened pumpkin pie followed. I actually was wondering how this day would go as I knew it would be in the middle of the challenge. It would have been nice to make it all the way through, but 10 days doesn't feel bad. And we'll be back to it tomorrow!

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    Gemma Laser 10/20/2017 8:02 PM
    Got our regular sweet potato, slaw burritos at Odelay but without the queso fresco. Couldn't even tell the difference! Am really grateful to have taken on the vegan challenge. And while I've "missed" two days of completely mindful eating I've only missed one meal each of those days. It has also been so good to get back into that habit!

  • Don Brackett 's avatar
    Don Brackett 10/19/2017 10:40 AM
    October 19th, 67 degrees (and according to WeatherUnderground it feels like 77). Across the walking bridge and perspiring. A beautiful day.

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    Don Brackett 10/18/2017 3:08 PM
    Walked down to the Belfast town park for a change of scene. Back to shirtsleeve weather.