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Thursday, January 29, 2009

time for a change........

I need a change. A big one. A life-altering one. I'm tired of feeling yucky. Tired of being tired. Tired of being out of shape. Of eating too much junk. Drinking insane amounts of coffee every day (at least we switched over to decaff a few months ago!). Of having headaches because I'm not drinking any water. I forget everything and can't remember anything. I could go on and on with this. So late last night I decided that enough was enough. I can't do this anymore. Time for a change. And, like I said, a big one! It has been weighing heavy on my mind for awhile. I need to do this for myself and for my family.

I decided to record my going green journey here because I am going to be doing it on a budget. A pretty tight one, too! We have $150 budgeted for groceries for 6 each week. It is a challenge each week to meet that budget and I know that it's going to be even more of a challenge for me to go green on a limited food budget. I also get a weekly "allowance" of $40 and I will be using that to purchase special things for myself, like natural beauty products and skin care. Right now, I feel like that is something that should not come out of our household budget. I'm going to call this "A Green Me". For me, this will deal w/ all points of living a more healthy lifestyle, including exercise. I'm going to track what how I feel each day, what I'm buying, what I'm paying for things, and yummy recipes that I've tried.

Some of the things that I would like to start making changes on soon are:
  • cooking more from scratch
  • eating more whole foods
  • use natural health and beauty products
  • drink way less coffee and way more water!
  • have a garden in the back yard, vegetable and flower
  • start an exercise routine
  • reduce the clutter that surrounds me
  • daily journal
  • daily creative break
  • read for pleasure and knowledge
  • daily Bible study
I am sure that I have more to add to this list, but I have a really bad habit of jumping in w/ both feet on big projects, getting overwhelmed and frustrated and then just quitting all together. I can't quit. I just can't......

So here we go. It's time to start being a green me!

God Bless,


  1. Hi DI...I am so much on your line of thinking but with so many demands on me as a wife, mom, emloyee it is hard to focus on myself. BUt I have cut back on sweets and starches due to my diabetes and have lost a few pounds.

    I want to encourage you to continue and if you need someone to help keep you on task you are free to email me anytime you like and we can talk you through it. I'm sure I will gain from it too.

  2. Thanks Vicki! You are so sweet! I know that this isn't going to be easy! I have such horrible eating habits and have gotten just plain LAZY! This is going to be quite a journey for me, that's for sure.

  3. Good luck on your journey! I look forward to reading your progress. Might help me get better at it!


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