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Written by Meera February 27, 2014
I wasn’t able to blog about Day 1 or 2 of the SNAP Challenge, so I’ll start by recapping these past couple of days.
Day 1: I got my $27 worth of groceries the day before. This included milk, oats, rice, bread, peanut butter, tomatoes, lettuce, eggs, yogurt, 3 apples, and 2 bananas.
I portioned off a week’s worth of coffee as well (1 cup a day).
The first day wasn’t so bad, but I noticed that I couldn’t concentrate that well in my classes. By the end of the day, I realized I had less energy, but it wasn’t too bad.
Day 2: My lunch was salad with hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes while my dinner was a PB sandwich.
I didn’t anticipate that this was going to be the busiest week of my life, so I’ve had 12 hours days probably each day this week. My energy was definitely drained on Day 2.
Day 3: I had the same lunch and dinner and was possibly more tired.
I had trouble concentrating in class and trying to study outside of it. Whenever I studied, I became hungrier. I found myself thinking about food almost constantly during the day.
So, now we’re at Day 4. My breakfast has been oatmeal each day and my lunch and dinner will be the same.
Not having options when it comes to food is something I’ve noticed. I also think about food throughout the day. But, by the end of Day 3, I was doing better, so maybe my body has gotten to used to this change.
Only 2 more days to go and they’ll probably be pretty tough, but I keep reminding myself that there are those who live this lifestyle week-to-week, year-to-year.
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