Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Stats - April 12, 2009

For those of you who missed it, last Sunday I started this new series so that I could actually quantify how much of my diet is local. Last week, I scored an 82% which included one meal eating out with my hubby (otherwise it would have been much higher). I wrestled over the number, not sure whether or not I want to count these restaurant meals in the total or not, so (because I'm notoriously indecisive) I decided to do both. 

Without further ado, here are my numbers for this week indicating how much of my diet is from local sources:

Local food consumption at home only: 98%
Local food consumption overall (includes restaurant meals): 88%

As far as I'm concerned, these numbers totally rock. I'm really happy with them and I feel more confident speaking with people, knowing just how local I am. It'll be interesting to see how these numbers fluctuate over the weeks.

Thanks for checking in! Yeah for local!

4 comments:

Michelle @ Leaving Excess said...

Yep, those numbers are hard to beat!

Beany said...

That's fantastic! Did you eat your meal out at the Village Cafe?

I wonder where I'd stand now. The oils and grains I eat are not at all local. But everything else is...I guess it would depend on the meal.

kim said...

Awesome! My goal this summer is to do a much better job than I did last year.

Was it a local restaurant?

Heather @ SGF said...

Michelle - Yeah, I was pretty excited about them :)

Beany - No, I was hoping to go to the Village Cafe today, but I called and no one answered so I guess they were closed. The one meal out was at another locally owner restaurant (Blue Baker) that makes all their bread daily from scratch. I had an all-veggie sammy on multi-grain bread with honey mustard. It was great!

Kim - Good for you! It's all about growing a little more as we progress through our own personal adventures. Best wishes in your journey this summer!