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Food Challenge Day 6

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)

  • Apple
  • bowl of cereal (last serving)


  • Invited to dinner (was planning on pasta, sauce and .25 lbs sausage)

Grocery Shopping

  • 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

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