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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Claire Malmstrom

BDI

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered

Claire's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/24/2018 7:48 AM
    Thank you, everyone, who participated in this challenge! I applaud all of your efforts to make little changes in your daily lives! You're all Yumm!mazing!!!!!!!

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/23/2018 10:38 AM
    Since starting the challenge, I have been much more diligent about my meal planning. I find that I am spending more at the grocery store, which was initially startling, but I am spending less overall by: (1) not eating out as much (or at least more intentionally); and (2) not wasting as much in food that goes to waste during the week.

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/22/2018 12:27 PM
    Jason and I volunteered with Friends with Trees this weekend. We planted trees and shrubs in a wetlands area. It was rewarding, but a lot of hard work. I was impressed with all the kids that participated.

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/18/2018 1:15 PM
    Hey everyone! We are in the final stretch of the challenge! I am impressed with everyone's participation! GO TEAM!!!

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/12/2018 10:09 AM
    I have been reading about an ayurvedic lifestyle recently, which is a holistic approach to mind, body, and spirit. Has anyone seen how the changes they have made during the challenge so far have made an impact on other areas of your life?

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      Marcy Easton 10/15/2018 10:04 AM
      That's a great question! I continue bringing my awareness to gratitude. Even when I struggle with change or feel like I am not being my best self, gratitude can help me take in the whole picture. I'm intrigued by ayurveda and how ancient practices can fit into modern lifestyles. 

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/11/2018 1:38 PM
    I was proud of myself, because I wanted to get dinner out last night, but still made my dinner at home, since I had meal planned and didn't want to waste the food I bought.

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/10/2018 2:10 PM
    Yesterday, all my meals were vegan. I have been enjoying reducing the meat in my diet with this challenge.

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/09/2018 8:41 AM
    The reusable mug challenge has been my most challenging. I am keeping a reusable mug in my work bag at all times, so I don't have an excuse not to use one!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/07/2018 1:09 PM
    This does not surprise me. I would want to use that money for a nice vacation or towards a down payment on a home.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

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    Claire Malmstrom 10/06/2018 1:16 PM
    I feel like when my diet incorporates more whole, unprocessed foods, I am sick less and have more energy to live my life.