Day 5 Reflection… Had an opportunity to talk about the week with Tom Fitzsimmons on Fitzsimmons and Flores… we discussed psychological and physical effects….. psychological from the perspective that I am doing this by choice and have an “out” if I choose to end the challenge…. people that are truly hungry- and not by choice- do not have the same option.
An additional psychological and physical effect is that I don’t believe it has been long enough for me to feel true hunger. Also, I am carrying a few extra pounds, and I don’t think my body needs food because it’s burning stored calories. Certainly I am not to the point where I am concerned where I will get my next meal. I think any feeling of hunger or cravings at this point is based on habits and not need. I can’t just grab something out of the cabinet whenever I feel like it.
Three opportunities to eat occurred as a result of professional or social situations- “community contributions” of which I took advantage.
I am going to continue the challenge, so I will need to shop today.
Here is what remains….
Day 6- This is what remains after Day 5…
- 0 apples (started with three)
- Rice cereal one servings
- 0 oz cheese (started with 8 oz)
- 0 milk (finished)
- bread 0 slices…. Began with 18 slices
- 13 eggs… began with 18
- 0 potatoes
- 0 tuna can
- .5 jar peanut butter
- 0 ground beef (began with .5 lbs)
- 0 chicken (began with .75lbs)
- .5 box of pasta
Menu Day 6
- invited to mother-in-law’s for biscuits & gravy with fried apples
Went shopping- spent $32.00 to cover next 7 days. (list at end)
- bowl of cereal (last serving)
- Invited to dinner (was planning on pasta, sauce and .25 lbs sausage)
- 1 bread 18 slices- 2.00
- 32oz milk- 1.69
- 5 bananas- 1.21
- 5 apples- 2.24
- 4 tangerines- 2.34
- 2.5 lbs seedless grapes- 2.58
- .5 lbs clean spinach- 1.59
- 3 large potatoes- 1.35
- 1 can frozen apple juice- 1.69
- 16oz dried pasta- .99
- 13.5oz box of cereal – 1.99
- 16oz jack cheese- 3.49
- 2 cans tuna- 1.78
- 1.3 lbs boneless chicken thighs (6)- 4.67
- .5 lbs sausage- 1.01
- 1 can pasta sauce 24oz- 1.79
- Total $32.41 to cover next 7 days