Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
There was a run on toilet paper. Why? Anyone else still wondering how that all started and why that became a thing? Maybe I wasn’t too concerned because I always keep a brand new package as back up. I’m never without that full brand new package. Maybe I handle toilet paper like I handle my … Continue reading What A Year It Has Been!!!
I think the hardest part is over. I don’t find myself looking for the sweetness of sugar at this point. Sure I craved a little bit a chocolate but I was completely satisfied with some carrots. Crazy! Yes I know! But I have not had any intense, give it to me now or else, moments. … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 3 of No Sugar
Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?
Personally, I’m feeling great during my second week of no sugar. My mornings are starting off with fresh water not honey infused water. I’m consuming more water and my body is feeling better due to the increase in hydration. My skin feels less dry and I don’t seem to be having any of those mild … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 2 of No Sugar
It all started one day after a yoga class. I felt relaxed, calm, stretched, and overall pretty darn awesome. My legs and hips were relaxed and I wasn’t in any pain from too much running and not enough stretching. I said to myself that I wanted to have that feeling every day. Not the once … Continue reading How I Started a Daily Yoga Practice
After reading Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub, I was inspired to fully eliminate sugar out of my life. I questioned if that little bit of daily honey was enough sugar to push my blood pressure up enough that my dear cardiologist felt that it was necessary to put me on medicine. I … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 1 of No Sugar
One January morning as I returned from my 6am grocery story run, Mr. BMM announced a great idea. He kindly and lovingly suggested that we both try the Vertical Diet. When I say kindly and lovingly, Mr. BMM saw this new diet as an easier way to meal prep since we would both be eating … Continue reading How We Minimize Food Waste