Steven McCullough, Vice President of Community Partnerships, has been journaling about his SNAP Challenge experience, including his fear he will soon run out of food:
I got through the first day of my SNAP Challenge with relative ease. I had a bowl of cereal and milk for breakfast. For lunch, I made myself a sandwich of thin sliced ham on multi-grain bread. My dinner consisted of mixed vegetables and pasta with sauce as well as a glass of juice. For the first day the meals were okay but I am sure I will be sick of eating the same thing by the time the week is out.
I am starting to worry about whether or not the food I purchased will last seven days. I am a big-time snack person so I have been eating Cutie oranges, fruit snacks, oat bars and trail mix to get me through the work day. I feel I am front-loading my food intake though and I will need to watch this carefully.
Day Two: January 8, 2013
It is a good thing I am doing this challenge the first week back from holiday break. The kids are back to school, my wife and I are back at work and the entire family is back to our normal routine. So my eating flow is steady; no big holiday meals, snacking in front of the television, etc. Nonetheless, I am still fearful of running out.
|Day Two: Steven's dinner|
So far keeping busy has kept my mind off of what I am or am not eating. When I think about food I get hungry.
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