Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Good News ...

Nancy Weigley 

I had a good weigh-in at Weight Watchers this morning!  Andy and I are actually doing pretty well so far with the biggest challenge being “to keep it healthy.”   We are both creatures of habit, so we found a few things that work and are repeating menus.  Breakfast for me is Trader Joe’s frozen oatmeal ($.85) and coffee ($.36).  Andy has two pieces of toast ($.33) and a banana ($.19) and coffee…he drinks it black so it comes out to (.04 per 6 oz. cup).  Not good coffee by the way. Lunch for me consisted of a left over piece of Trader Joe’s lasagna ($1.50) and Andy had PBJ ($.56), and an apple ($.18). I was totally happy eating half a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese for dinner ($.50) and Andy had a frozen chicken pot pie ($1.37).  Now if we can repeat that for the next 4 – 5 days, we are there.

Obviously, we both realize how this will get progressively more difficult as the week goes on.  And, while we can have a little bit of levity with this challenge, we also are not making the hard decisions where we are deciding between paying the heating bill verses putting dinner on the table or buying prescriptions instead of grocery shopping.

I will say that shopping on Saturday afternoon at Aldi’s in University City, was also a sensitivity reminder.  Again, as a group we were doing our shopping and comparing notes on what to buy.  As we shopped we were among folks where the hunger challenge is their reality. They most likely aren't thinking about what they plan to eat next Sunday when the challenge will be  over for us. A lot to think about.More to come.

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