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October 11 - October 25, 2017

SPC Net Impact - Water 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?

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/25/2017 7:38 PM
    I also had created a new challenge in Transportation, but it never appeared in mt list of actions.  I was having a lot of trouble meeting my goal of driving in a more eco-friendly fashion, but I was reminded by one of my brilliant students that I owned a Prius, which has the awesome capability of displaying the eco-friendliness of my driving from second to second.  Over the last three days, watching that mode of display, I was able to reduce the "red" area of my driving style by over 50% (est.).  As a stats geek, I would like to do a comparison of mpg prior to and after the change, but I would have to have set up a much more controlled experiment.  Perhaps I will try that, but I am already adjusting to an eco-friendlier style of driving and am not sure I want to tempt myself with the lead foot syndrome.  It's akin to alcoholism, and I need to stay away from the temptation!  

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/16/2017 7:26 PM
    Today, I enjoyed the best of all worlds - easy, organic, and low cal:  Amy's Light and Lean.  Pasta was a little mushy and meatless meatballs didn't taste anything like meatballs, but they were quite tasty.  Overall, not bad...

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/14/2017 8:11 PM
    My household and I have been notorious for leaving on TVs and lights when we leave one space for another.  I find myself being very cognizant of turning them off this week.  Today I talked to some of the people in my house about joining the eco-challenge, and suggested they do likewise.  I find myself mentioning the eco-challenge to bangers at the grocery store when they take note of all the organic food I am buying.

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/11/2017 6:51 PM
    I chose to eat one organic meal a day, and I've found it's not easy!  I am really busy, and don't have time to cook more than once a week (more or less).  I tried to find organic frozen food at my grocery store (which is really a good store), but the choices were sparse.  I'll have to go to Whole Foods.  What's more, organic food is not cheap!  I had to buy some organic staples (e.g., olive oil, vinegar, flour, pasta, etc.) and 3-4 meals (for four), and it cost $130!  And there is no such thing as organic gravy mix!  (Yes, I know, processed = bad).  So, I will make a rich gravy with organic butter, organic flour, and organic broth.  It's a start.  I just wish I had 26 hours a day!