So my family explained to Katie, the sitter about the hunger challenge. She saw all the unhappy faces in the fridge and cupboard. I was glad I made the vegetable parmesean as sometimes she’s eats a gluten free diet. So I didn’t want our restrictions to impact her diet and health.
My husband and I ate the pizza and veggies. I must say they were both really good. A nice salad would’ve gone well too, but we need to preserve. We’re only half way there. So we headed to back to school night and saw all the kids artwork, and listened to the teacher presentations. It actually ran late so we only had about an hour to ourselves. We headed to a beer pub, Mill Valley Beerworks. Was this cheating? I suppose. But my husband had a gift certificate, so that’s why we chose it and technically we didn’t spend any money. We each had a drink. But I couldn’t help ordering a mini pork slider for myself. (I actually would’ve liked about a dozen). I cannot tell a lie. I was really hungry from eating early and not much, since I wanted to be sure there was enough for the kids and sitter. Yes, I cheated. Again I didn’t pay, but it was $4 and thus almost my entire day’s allowance. Technically I could subtract the $4 from my left over money, which brings me to $21 for the next few days. This is where I’m getting stressed (we need bread, cereal, fruit) and would go to the Food Bank to see what they had for me to suplement and make it through to the next food stamp allotment.
The kids and sitter ate later. When we got home it was all gone. Good thing I wasn’t banking on eating that. Kids were in bed. However I learned this morning the kids had dessert. I wondered what they had, thinking the sitter wouldn’t have gone behind the unhappy faces. They had mango sorbet which was in the freezer. They knew that wasn’t part of the challenge, but there’s no unhappy faces because the tape doesn’t stick in the freezer (and there’s not much that is part of the challenge). Oh well. I couldn’t get mad. Everyone cheated a bit. This has been hard for them and they’re getting a bit agggravated by me and the challenge. Actually everyone is a bit on edge. I think it comes from lack of choice and freedom.