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October Challenge: Complete!

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If my sources are correct, it is now November, which means that my October Challenge to purchase zero restaurant food or takeout is officially over.

Rather than going through each day individually (since it occurred to me that maybe it is a bit of a leap to assume that just because you are reading my blog, you care what I had for dinner last Wednesday?), I will just offer a few brief highlights:

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October Challenge: Travel Edition!

In which I attempt to uphold the October Challenge during travel to a far-off land

Welcome to the travel edition of the October Challenge! During this past week—the third week of the challenge—I flew to Arizona for a three-day conference, which meant that not buying restaurant food suddenly became a lot more challenging than it had been for the first two weeks of the challenge. I leave it to you, reader, to judge whether or not I followed the rules.

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October Challenge: Week One Completed!

Week One!

Ok, so the first week of my October Challenge to purchase zero restaurant food or takeout is behind me, and I’m happy to report that I’m on track! I’ve definitely had to do a lot more meal-planning than usual, but so far I’ve been able to make everything work without too much trouble.

As I mentioned in the initial October Challenge post, I always eat breakfast at home anyway. I’m a little obsessive about having the same thing for breakfast every day, because I invented this breakfast a long time ago and I love it so much.

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