Day 5- Lisa
Friday was a tough day. Although I was thrilled to spend the morning with my daughter on a field trip to the Grand Rapids Downtown Indoor Market, it was hard seeing and smelling all of the fantastic local food and knowing I couldn’t afford it. I did taste a pumpkin cookie that was offered as a sample, and I talked my daughter into a bite of the cookie she bought. It made me wish that the outdoor market was open, so that I could’ve taken advantage of Double Up Food Bucks with my last $2 for the week.
That evening, I went to a homecoming parade, a carnival, and a high school football game. I had to run home between the carnival and the game to eat, because they didn’t accept SNAP benefits at the concession stand. I settled for a hard boiled egg, a turkey hot dog and some carrots.
During the game, I was preoccupied with the food people around me were eating. Everything looked and smelled so good. I was hungry. I did enjoy a piece of pizza that was given to me. It tasted heavenly.
I am starting to wonder if I will have enough oatmeal left for the next two mornings. I am sick of turkey hot dogs, but I know I will have them again once or twice before Monday, because I am running out of protein. I have been using the ends of the bread loaf as hot dog buns; so hopefully I will have enough bread to get through the week.
I am definitely not meeting the recommended number of fruit and vegetable servings per day. I feel sluggish and tired. I am glad I only have two days left, but unfortunately not everyone can see that light at the end of the tunnel.