Billie Ryder’s Challenge Posts
Name: Billie Ryder Week: 1 Personal Info: A single gal with 2 cats. I am allergic to dairy and wheat which sometimes means I select food wrapped in plastic. I thought that working two jobs would mean that I would be too much on the run to worry about the plastic but I think it […]Read the full post.
Another month has gone by. It goes by so quickly. Weight Loss: 3lbs (all in the last week) Items: 58 Weight of plastic: 10.25 oz 21 hot chocolate pots tortilla bag candy wrapper peanut butter jar +lid – recycled Bavaria Blue cheese plastic wrap 3 milk lid 3 milk zipper 3lb beef tray chocolate chip […]Read the full post.
No weight loss to report. It is hard to believe that I have spent 1/4 of my year involved in this challenge. I have lost 7 lbs to date. And on to the weekly statistics: Weight: 1.75oz + chicken tray Items: 17 Styrofoam chicken tray plastic from cheese “Sole Gran Queso” plastic from Parmesan cheese […]Read the full post.
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. […]Read the full post.
I lost 2 lbs last week! This brings me to a total of 6lbs in 10 weeks. I was even able to get into a pair of pants that previously wouldn’t do up. I am seeing some results here!!!! Weight: 1 oz Items: 10 Cracker sleeve5 x hot chocolate pots2 milk lids + 2 zippers […]Read the full post.
Zero weight loss again. I chalk this up to travel. In fact, I spent at least half of the week on travel and thought I did pretty good. Items: 16 Weight: 3/4 oz Thai Kitchen Soup – 3 items in total2 forks1 spoonAnimal crackers packetGinger teawrapper for bottle of Starbucks Mochaplastic bag for strawberry tea […]Read the full post.
Zero weight loss so on to the tally. Items: 19 Weight: 6.5 oz Ketchup bottle and cap – recyclableCostco bulk salt plastic wrapHavarti Cheese wrapperice cream film5 x Hot Chocolate plastic tubs2 x milk caps + zippersCelestial Season tea sampler bagketchup foil2 x soy sauce take-out packetscandy wrapperstyrofoam tray for 4lbs of pork ribs The […]Read the full post.
I have lost another lb this week! 4 lbs in 7 weeks. Obviously not falling off of me but I wasn’t convinced that I would loose any weight so this is an accomplishment. I have also been going to the gym 4 to 5 times a week. This is likely helping – perhaps more than […]Read the full post.
In Week 6, I managed to lose another pound. WooHoo! There is still a fair bit of wondering around looking for and failing to find appropriate junk food. Or at least finding appropriate junk food in which I am willing to toss the plastic into the plastic tally. I did a great job in terms […]Read the full post.
Here are the results of my second week cataloging and saving all my plastic waste. Despite the long list, it’s a big improvement over last week’s results. 2 newspaper bags1 plastic bag from loaf of french bread1 plastic packaging from crackers1 Ziploc1 plastic bag of walnutsplastic wrap from cheese1 Soyjoy wrapper1 fruit leather wrapper1 Cliff […]Read the full post.
I stayed the same weight wise this week. Losing weight has never been easy for me so I didn’t expect great strides. In 5 weeks, I am down 2 lbs. I thought I did a great job this week just as long as you don’t count the bits collected from outside the house. Items: 15 […]Read the full post.
My first positive post!!! I lost 3lbs this week. The eating or the exercising or both? I am having a few issues with missing chocolate and candies! Lets call it withdrawal and leave it at that. Week of June 27th to July 3rdItems: 15Weight: 8oz – Once again going on up! Recyclable: #5 ketchup cup […]Read the full post.
Lets just say that eating healthier is apparently not the key to losing weight. I am still at +1 pound. Although, you can buy junk food in bulk! And I am a bit *whimper* But please take pity on me. You haven’t seen me on a Friday night when I am desperate for anything and […]Read the full post.
I spent another week recovering from the cold I got so I didn’t exercise. Could this be the reason why I GAINED a pound on my NO PLASTIC challenge? Here is my plastic trash for week 2: Jun 13 – Jun 19 There were no recyclable items as we can only recycle bottles and they […]Read the full post.
Week#1 June 6 – Jun 12 2009 The entire purpose of my plastic tally is to improve my eating. This means that I didn’t save any plastic that didn’t deal with food – like my blister paks from Nyquil. So can I lose weight if I stay away from plastic? That is what I want […]Read the full post.