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    Changing habits

    B.B.C.(Before Biking Challenge)

    Drove an average of 40 miles a week to buy food

    Drove an average of 32 miles a week for cardio-fitness classes at a gym

    Bought gas every week

    Used some home-grown garden produce but also gave a lot away, fed some to animals and composted some

    Bought mostly healthy food with occasional lapses

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    Threw out food when it no longer seemed useful or appealing

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    Made grocery trips a frenetic multitasking experience, always distracted whether in the car or in the store

    D.B.C. (During Biking Challenge)

    Biked an average of 40 miles a week to buy food

    No longer drove to the gym, since biking provided enough of a cardio workout

    Bought gas 2-3 times a month

    Used garden produce and eggs more creatively and with minimal waste

    Intentional about food purchases, with more focus on nutrient value and minimal packaging

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    Wasted much less food and used what was available in a greater variety of ways

    More mentally present throughout the shopping process, both while biking and while at the store

    SOURCE: Susan Bacher