All my changes for Hip Mountain Mama's One Small Change Challenge have become part of my regular routine.
I eat very little beef, occasional chicken, and seldom pork. It's just as easy for me to cook up some wild and brown rice or a legume dish. I have fish once a week, or twice if I'm splitting a can of tuna into two meals. French toast with a banana is eggscellent for a quick and nourishing Friday night supper. Even (organic, natural) PB on toast can be satisfying knowing that it doesn't have all sorts of ingredients that I can't pronounce in it.
My coffeemaker is still packed away, since I enjoy my cold brewed coffee. It's much less bitter and has less acid. AND it takes less time since my batch is enough for about three days.
I've switched off regular deodorant for a homemade recipe that was shared by some friends. The last of the store-bought stuff is in my travel bag.
I don't have cable anymore and gave away my television. Almost 95% of the time, I don't miss it. I have been able to watch Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution on the internet, and I admit I'd like to watch the news once in a while. But overall, it was a good choice. (I will be going to my mother's to see Food, Inc on PBS this coming week. Sorry, but it's important!)
I also decided to bike to work two days per week now that the weather is good. I started with one day, but was encouraged when Jenn of the Green Phone Booth offered up a challenge.
I'm happy with all the changes I've made because they were ones I chose - ones that I thought would be difficult but turned out fun. While condo living doesn't allow for the wholesome lifestyle I'd like to be living, I can reduce my impact on the Earth.
Many thanks to Hip Mountain Mama for 3 and 1/2 months that taught me a few things about myself. I'm almost sad to see this finally coming to an end. And congratulations to all who participated, whether for one month or three. Every little step helps!