Ok. So here’s what I’m thinking for my 2012 Resolution – and this is before the red wine kicks in.
Only buying groceries that I can bring home on foot or on my bicycle.
That’s it. That’s “the Bicycle Diet”. Bicycle, because that’s really how I’ll do it most of the time.
I live in a great little community in South Alabama where I have three major grocery stores within a mile of my house – with sidewalks all the way to all three. There’s a great health food store and a pseudo-farmers market too in that radius. I can’t commit to bringing home via ped or cycle all of the beverages that hubby drinks, but he usually takes care of that himself. Besides his special “bevies” – I’m gonna do it all on foot or on two wheels – for one year.
What ‘da ya think?
We’re a family of 4 (kids are 12 & 13). We eat regular food, but really try to eat locally produced food when available (that’s where the farmer’s market helps). One kid is a vegetarian (part-time vegan). The Menfolk, however, like their meat.
We eat out, in restaurants a good bit too, so I’m not giving any of that up. I work full-time and use Subway and the like 3 days a week to get us through busy nights. The biggest drawback is Publix – I love Publix and it would have to be a weekend, long ride treat to get to our local Publix – but there is a paved trail most (90 percent) of the way to it.
Stay tuned for details of the challenges and successes to this “project” resolution. Make some comments, if you’d like. Let me know about any of your commuting alternatives or about your New Year’s Resolutions. Happy 2012!