Monday, 4 January 2010

Weekly Weigh In 52

The final weigh in from 2009 amounted to 178g.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Monday, 28 December 2009

Weekly Weigh In 51

Our landfill bag this week weighed in at 134g.

But there was also an extra bag of wrappings etc from presents which weighed in at 135g.

This I think is fairly good really considering what used to be put into the landfill each Christmas.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Weekly Weigh In 50

Weigh in in the landfill bag this week was 133g.

Not sure how this happened, thought we were eating similar foods to usual, but heyho; at least it is in the right direction.

Although the bin was nowhere near full I put it out for collection, because I just know some stuff will appear over the next 2 weeks that will have to go into it. I will put it out again on Mon 4 Jan, so we can start our new year with an empty bin.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Weekly Weigh In 49

Am running behind this week; but the landfill bag still weighed in just under the 200g at 193g.

I have continued with my using stuff up from the freezer trend, but have also put some other leftovers back in but these will do for lunches for myself or Dave whilst the weather is cold.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Weekly Weigh In 48

Todays landfill bag weighed in at 198g.

Under target, so good.

It was amusing to see the amount of recycling bins put out for collection (myself included), even though we were notified by the council that we would have to go an extra week before collection of this; due to the removal of the green waste collection until March.

It would have been better if we had had a collection as normal of both landfill and recycling this week then just one of them next week so that nothing went 3 weeks, but hey ho the council know best.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Weekly Weigh In 47

Todays landfill bag weighed in at 230g, so not such a good week.

Although it did include a toothpaste tube and some chicken bones.

The rest was just plastic wrap etc that is not recyclable, including crisp packets.

Today also marked the last collection of my green waste until March 2010. I had however benn monitoring how full it has become over the last few weeks and think I may be able to keep putting my veg & fruit waste into the bin as normal as all is well wrapped in newspaper, then it will be a bin full for collection come March.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Weekly Weigh In 46

This weeks landfill bag weighed in at 238g.

It did include the bone from the lamb shoulder we had last week, which was also boiled to death for stock before being put into the bin.

If I took the bone away it only weighed 146g.

I have been using a few more bits from the freezer so there is no packaging as these are portions of things made previously and then frozen.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Weekly Weigh In 45

The landfill bag this week weighs in at 178g.

This did include:

crisp packets
spagetti wrapper
lentils bag
chicken wrapper
biscuit wrapper (just didn't have time to bake shortbread this week)

but all in all not a bad week at all.

Still under my 200g target, I am still looking at tweaking a few things to then be able to maybe try for a lower target come New Year.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Weekly Weigh In 44

This weeks landfill bag weighed in at 170g, and that included a couple of styrofoam cartons from a takeaway myself and Tom had on Saturday.

It would seem that changing yogurt brands for David has definitely made a difference, as without the styrofoam it weighed only 106g.

I will now monitor this more cloesly again and may be able to reduce my target weight down for the start of the new year.