I Challenge You

It's go time!!
A new year means new challenges. 
Here's a recap of what I did in 2019: 

January = Dry
February = No added sugar
March = Blog every day
April = Paleo diet
May = Less clutter
June = No social media
July = No Amazon purchases
August = No tomatoes
September = Keto
October = No nightshades
November = Food journal
December = Dietitian diet

I felt pretty good about taking on something new every month last year so I am going to continue in 2020. There's going to be some duplication year-over-year. For example, I have a milestone birthday in April so I will probably blog every day going over my thoughts and feelings about turning a certain age. I did it 10 years ago and it seems like a good idea to do it again. 

And now it's time for the 202o challenges:

January = Do not go inside a Wal-Mart 

If you are a longtime reader of my blog, then you know I have had my share of mental health battles. My depression/anxiety can be a delicate balance and it's surprising at what sets it off sometimes. Well, grocery shopping at Wal-Mart is not something I enjoy for numerous reasons and it takes me to blue places when I have to go there. So I am doing all of my shopping online and will just pick up my groceries. We did it last week and it such a more enjoyable experience. I think I will be OK if I don't have to stuff like this anymore: 

Farewell, Wally World.
I will not miss thee. 

Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald


  1. When forced by our insurance we
    had to use the Wal-Mart pharmacy.
    I coped by walking thru the garden
    section and back out.
    We are cold and snowy here.
    Take care. :-)

  2. Our Walmart is too close; only a few blocks. I get my meds there and go at least once a week to shop. I try to get there early to avoid crowds and do use the pick up feature sometimes and like it a lot. Good luck with the challenges, maybe I should try one.

  3. I have not been in this den of oppression for fifteen years. Good for you.

  4. A worthy goal, indeed, in my opinion :) Unfortunately we have so few stores here to shop in, I can't avoid Wal-Mart. But I don't like supporting them.

    All the best in 2020, Mr. S and family! I hope it's a good one for you.

  5. Well, for what’s worth I only do Target. I even like their generic products (the face scrub is fab)
    I only go to Walmart to send money cause the western union in my bank was closed. Ugh.


  6. It's very easy for me to avoid shopping at Walmart as they do not have a strangle-hold in my area. I could imagine feeling very overwhelmed by a Walmart shop, to be honest. May all go well with your No-Walmart-January!

  7. I like on-line shopping. It is great since I can't get out to the shops. There is nothing I can't buy on the internet. I hope this year is a good one for you, Matt. Hugs from me..

  8. I like the monthly ones! That keeps people going all year long rather than just for a month and then back to all the crummy habits.

    The no social media one is good. I'm on the phone too much. I think it's bad for my eyes looking on the phone so much, and also it's sucking my soul and wasting all my time. And making me pay attention to the kids less.

    Sometimes I notice I'm farting around on the phone too much and I'll get up and put my phone in a desk drawer.

  9. January your way would be a breeze for me. I haven't been in a Wal-Mart for over a decade. However, I do go to the grocery every now and then, but only because the mechanics tell me I don't drive my car enough.:)

  10. I like this: "November = Food journal"

    # Btw....walking in Walmart could burn fat....

  11. there's a reason why I call Walmart the house of satan

  12. It's a hard thing for me to avoid Walmart, since it is literally across the street from my neighborhood. I understand trying to avoid the triggers for the anxiety and depression as that's something that I have to do myself.


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