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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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LE McDaniel

Ruby is the New Green


  • 0 TODAY
  • 115 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    meatless or vegan meals
  • UP TO
    spent outdoors

LE's actions


Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.



Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 0 meatless meal(s) per day.



Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.



Weekly Meal Planning

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



Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.


Create Your Own Action

Be Nice

I love my boyfriend to death, but I tend to get irritated really easily and take it out on him, whether it was his fault or not. He does not deserve that! My challenge for myself is to be patient, appreciate him. AKA Be Nice.


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    LE McDaniel 10/25/2016 10:28 AM
    I went grocery shopping and bought healthy snacks for the week! I don't eat a lot, but I love to snack. I bought fruit bowls, "healthy one" roast beef and I cooked the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin patch. I snack on the fruit and seeds during the day and I eat the roast beef by itself for dinner. If I need more food, I have soups.

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    LE McDaniel 10/24/2016 2:36 PM
    My boyfriend and I had an amazing day!! We were being cute all day (like normal) and I didn't let the little things get to me!! :D

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    LE McDaniel 10/24/2016 2:35 PM
    My whole family and I went to the pumpkin patch! I am pretty sure we spent 3+ hours there. :) I'm counting that, that makes up for my half hour missed the other day!

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    LE McDaniel 10/21/2016 7:47 AM
    I'm still eating that Chipotle and my left overs from dinner the other night! I think I've only spent about $20 or less this week!!

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    LE McDaniel 10/19/2016 8:15 AM
    Don't judge me! Chipotle does a thing for business's in the community where every Monday, it's buy one get one free. I ordered two bowls and it feeds me lunch for three to four days! It's yummy and saves me money! Double Wammy :)

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    LE McDaniel 10/19/2016 7:13 AM
    My 2-year-old nephew and I went for another walk yesterday! It was supposed to be a long walk around the neighborhood again, but it was cut short due to my nephew wetting his pants. I completely forgot that when I picked him up from daycare, that he was out of diapers! We only got to go about a half hour, but I will make that half hour up today when we go to the park or for another walk! :)

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    LE McDaniel 10/19/2016 6:41 AM
    So, I have changed the rules a little bit for the no meat for two weeks. I told my boyfriend about the challenge and he stated it would be a better idea for me to do no dairy for the two weeks, so that's what I'm going to do! I went all day yesterday with no dairy. I didn't realize how hard that would be!! I got this though! :)

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    LE McDaniel 10/18/2016 1:04 PM
    My boyfriend, Josh, bought an $80 rock climbing gear backpack. I was so upset about it at first, but then I calmed down and realized he buys me presents all the time and treats me great. I told him, I am happy he is getting what he wants but to please be careful with our money. Yes, I was upset, but I stopped and realized he really does deserves it.

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    LE McDaniel 10/18/2016 12:59 PM
    Monday, October 17th, I went to the park with my 2-year-old nephew Brody! I pick him up from day care sometimes and when we passed a playground while heading home, he started to cry because we passed it. I decided to take him to Rood Bridge Park. We BOTH played on the jungle gym and we jogged around the park looking for frogs and watched squirrels climb the trees.

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    LE McDaniel 10/17/2016 10:27 AM
    I didn't necessarily do the cooking, but my boyfriend cooked us an egg scramble this weekend and he always uses organic healthy ingredients. Today, and during this challenge, we are going to do the grocery shopping together and he is going to help ME cook!