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August 25, 2009

BillieRyder – Plastic Trash Eating Challenge – Week #11

 

Another 1lb lost which makes for 7lbs in 11 weeks. I really have been surprised at the weight loss. I am not known for losing weight at even a modest rate without hard work. Now, it has been hard work to reduce my plastic but that is not the hard work I am referring to. I am referring to the hard work of monitoring my food to practically the mouthful. No monitoring of that type is involved. No dieting has actually been involved.

Weight: 1oz Items: 13

4 x Hot Chocolate pots
plastic from pasta box
2 x milk caps
2 x milk zippers
olive oil pour spout
3 x tea bags

So my items of plastic are from work, pasta, milk, olive oil and tea. Except for the luxury of work these are all pretty basic food items. I am still using up tea that is in my cupboard. Once that is done, I don’t think I will ever need to buy individually wrapped tea bags again. I hope to buy in bulk. I tried buying chamomile flowers in bulk. That was completely nasty. Apparently, my tea needs to be made from more than just the flowers. Ideas anyone?

Replace?

Eventually the tea. I have a few more weeks of tea bag plastic left before I will be switching over.

Give up?

I am simply not ready to give up the hot chocolate at work.

Conclusions?

Could it be true that the stuff wrapped in plastic is simply not good for you – even if it seems healthy? I am seriously amazed that I have lost weight without limiting my food intake. We did takeout KFC this weekend (with 1 piece of plastic in the entire dinner) and I have to say that I ended up not feeling well the next day. Since my diet is drastically different, I wonder if foods like KFC are going to end up off my dinner menu because they are simply too processed at this point.

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