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  1. A place to challenge and motivate ourselves and each other to improve our health and fitness. My personal challenge is to eat healthier by increasing plant based foods, minimizing meats and dairy , and eliminating junk foods and processed foods for the next 21 days. My cholesterol is high, I...
  2. Lifestyle challenges
    Happy New Year everyone!! Let's hope 2021 is an improvement.
  3. hello! I had a thread at the dollar stretcher about stupid questions I get regarding living off grid. Some people had been following and posting to it helped me think things through so I'm going to try that here even though I think there are fewer people interested. So, I'm living off grid...
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