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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Scott Stuart

ACHS Wellness Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 324 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    26
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Scott's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Scott Stuart 10/12/2018 11:56 AM
    Eating a meatless meal seems to be easy enough daily.  I have a digital grain cooker and I can add oatmeal to it before I go to bed and it is ready when I wake in the morning.  Just add nuts and raisins and some soy or almond milk and there you go.  Taking a 20 minute walk is sometimes a challenge after a long day.  Using reusable bags is easy enough but I only grocery shop two or three times a week.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Scott Stuart 10/09/2018 8:36 AM
    I am now keeping tote bags in my car with smaller brown paper bags and plastic produce bags.  If I find myself with none and my purchase is small I carry it out by hand.  If not, I put as much produce and other things as possible in just one bag and will ad it to the paper bags and produce bags I reuse and repurpose.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Scott Stuart 10/09/2018 8:34 AM
    The main thing is that I am seeing all the different flowers and shrubs planted in people's yards.  And, of course, whether or not they are taking care of their yards.  There is a Mexican tienda at the half way point in my walk and they have tacos and Mexican baked goods.  So I want to go inside and meet the people and buy something, although that is contra to my improved eating goals.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Scott Stuart 10/09/2018 8:31 AM
    Cows are a connection with our mythical cowboy past and eating a juicy steak is a symbol of wealth--of having made it.  We can shift this not by scaring people with notions of a healthier life style but by demonstrating that meatless meals can be just as tasty, or by getting people to eat smaller portions of meat, and more variety of vegetables and fruits.

    • I've never thought about cows tying us to our 'mythical cowboy past' and all the values that represents: freedom, independence, adventure, exploration. Good insight!

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    Scott Stuart 10/09/2018 8:20 AM
    I have eaten one meatless meal a day since Last Thursday, shopped at a Framer's Market once on Sunday and will again tomorrow.  I got coffee at my favorite coffee shop and brought my own mug, and shopped groceries with my own reusable shopping bag.