I was happy to see August come to an end, because I knew that it would be the end of two challenges, The Five Minute Shower Challenge and the Discretionary Eating Challenge. While I found shorter showers to be an easy adjustment, the Discretionary Eating one was, well, challenging. I’m going to try to stick to the challenges unofficially for the long term by working hard on conserving water and also working on my eating habits.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed on for another challenge with the Crunchy Domestic Goddess! I had been looking forward to some time away from challenges (except the gardening ones), but when I saw the Ditch the Disposables Challenge for the months of September and October, I had to sign up! While I’ve done a lot to get rid of disposables, like using microfiber clothes instead of paper towels and sponges and carrying my own bags around, I know there’s still room for improvement. So the pledge that I’ve made is something that I think will be pretty easy! I’m going to try to go completely no waste for both breakfast and lunch at work! How will I do that? By bringing a cloth napkin and using reusable containers. That’s easy, isn’t it???
Today I did pretty well. I tend to eat toast in the car for breakfast, and I used a cloth napkin instead of a paper one. Easy. Then, for lunch, I had salad in a reusable plastic container, an apple, a peach, and half of a sandwich in a plastic bag! The only disposable from my lunch was the bag, and so I’ve decided to start looking for something to use to wrap a sandwich instead of those bags. I’m also going to start looking for a better container than a plastic one for salads or leftovers. Maybe a SIGG one? I’ll have to do some research. Any suggestions?