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Day 3- Lisa


Tuesday was challenging.  I attended a meeting in the morning where most people were enjoying fresh fruit, rolls, breads, coffee and juice.  The plain oatmeal and hard boiled egg I had eaten for breakfast seemed boring in comparison.  Lunch, again today, was peanut butter on “wheat” bread.  Just peanut butter, because I could not afford to buy jelly this week.  I also had a small banana, and snacked on a little bit more Chex mix…although not much, because the bag seems to be fading fast and I still have 4 days left!

One thing I noticed today is that since starting this SNAP Challenge, I really haven’t enjoyed my food at all.  I am not able to ask myself, “what do I want to eat?” but instead, I just eat what I have available to give me the energy to get through the day.  It is difficult for me, and heck, I know I am done with this challenge in four days.  I can’t imagine having to live this way month after month, year after year.  But many people do.  Something needs to change!

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