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October 11 - October 25, 2017

ESR 171 PCC Sylvania Fall 2017 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?

  • April Ann Fong's avatar
    April Ann Fong 10/25/2017 9:54 PM
    Last day! That went fast!

  • Christa Shier's avatar
    Christa Shier 10/25/2017 9:25 PM
    I have to say, as soon as something in my schedule got challenging, the exercising went right out the window.  I'm still in recovery mode from this cold and it's amazing how quickly I feel winded.  The other two challenges were pretty easy for me, but looking at the selection of options, it's interesting to see how difficult some of those lifestyle changes would be for me. Pretty cool challenge to keep people mindful of their actions every day!

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 10/26/2017 11:40 AM
      Agreed! Some are super hard! I find sugar super hard whereas riding the bus and walking are pretty easy...we are all challenged in different areas!

  • Kimberly Brown's avatar
    Kimberly Brown 10/25/2017 6:53 PM
    This has been a good challenge for me. I think I will continue to challenge myself to do less driving and be more conscious of the waste that I am producing. 

  • Emily Robison's avatar
    Emily Robison 10/25/2017 1:14 PM
    Final day! This challenge has helped me adopt a healthier lifestyle. I definitely won't be giving up sugar completely (because that sounds like a sad life to me), but I will continue trying to increase my fruits and veggies intake and decrease my sugar. I have also been pretty good about only buying what I need, which has been great for my wallet :) I slipped up a few times, but I'd still say this challenge was successful. Good job, everyone!

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 10/26/2017 11:47 AM
      It is good to realize how much we're drawn to the sugary items! I agree awareness is good, but deprivation...not so much! Nice work, Emily!

  • Cat Powell's avatar
    Cat Powell 10/25/2017 12:31 PM
    I got to do a nice long walk here at PCC during my lunchbreak  yesterday in between classes and it was lovely. There's was a super fresh, sweet smell with a light breeze. Perfect day. Got plenty of rest and didn't spend the whole day on my phone, yay! 

  • Duggan Foster's avatar
    Duggan Foster 10/25/2017 11:45 AM
    The challenge has been a lot of fun!  I have learned a lot about myself and about habits that needed to be changed!  I will admit, it has not been easy!  But it has been real rewarding!  Here is what I have accomplished while participating in the challenge.
    I am slowly replacing all the lights in my house with more energy efficient ones.  And have really focused on turning the lights off in a room if I am not going to be in there for awhile.
    I'm spending more time outside, taking walks and enjoying the nature!
    Taking shorter showers!  Which took a little bit to get used to!
    I am recycling more.  At work, thanks to me,  we now have bins for recycling.  

  • Milton  Thompson 's avatar
    Milton Thompson 10/25/2017 10:26 AM
    Challenges this time round went well and honestly too easy. Going to pick more or test myself with some more challenging ones next time. 

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 10/26/2017 11:43 AM
      okay...and post more! It'd be nice to hear about the challenges while they are happening!

  • Clint Arney's avatar
    Clint Arney 10/25/2017 10:14 AM
    Last night was little bit harder not to use social media more than once. Though i am glad that i did hold myself back from going on twice. Then took a 5 min shower this morning!

    • Duggan Foster's avatar
      Duggan Foster 10/25/2017 11:37 AM
      Its funny, I thought it would be easy to stay off social media, but I failed to realize how intertwined into our lives it has become!  Keep up the good work!

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 10/26/2017 11:45 AM
      You made it!

  • Dennis Williams's avatar
    Dennis Williams 10/25/2017 8:23 AM
    wow...I took the Earth Day Network ecological footprint quiz, and it appears that I am killing us all :/ if everyone were to live like me we would need 3.8 Earths. 

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 10/26/2017 11:42 AM
      It is interesting to choose another country (say Bangladesh) and to answer as much the same and get a much lower footprint! We are unaware as Americans how much having clean water, sewers, electricity, roads, etc., and meat in our diets affects our footprints!

  • Duggan Foster's avatar
    Duggan Foster 10/25/2017 12:00 AM
    It's a beautiful day to take a walk!
    Freckles is telling me to hurry up, she is ready!