Open Arms of Minnesota

SNAP Challenge

I began last Thursday at 10:00 am by going to ALDI and the Dollar Tree. I got everything on the list except yogurt, peanut butter, chicken drumsticks and ground turkey (deli turkey slices and ice cream drumsticks instead instead) and spent $21.73. I’ve never been a good shopper or eater so this was an interesting experience. I don’t think I did so well on protein.

Today is day 4 and I find that I’ve been obsessing about food – how long to the next meal, will I have enough food for the week. I’m amazed at the anxiety this produces and wonder how people get through this every day of their lives.

So far I’ve been having cereal with skim milk (measured) and a banana in the morning, turkey or grilled cheese sandwich, 5 baby carrots and skim milk for lunch and dinner. Today I lived it up and had poached eggs for breakfast. I’m going to make spaghetti and pasta sauce for dinner tonight so I can take left overs to work tomorrow.

I miss pizza, pepsi and potato chips.

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