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Day 13 of the Pantry Challenge

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Had a good day in terms of the Pantry Challenge, but a lousy day in terms of eating properly. And the two should definitely not be mutually exclusive!

The day got off to a bad start when I got up at 2 am and had a couple of hard-boiled eggs with mayo before heading out to the Homeless Shelter to work. (Of course, just getting up at that time gets the day off to a bad start, though being able to get up at that or any other hour, and doing it in my own home instead of the homeless shelter or on the streets makes it good start!) I have found that when the day starts out off kilter food-wise, I tend to stay off kilter all day. A few bites of sweet roll and a couple of mini candy bars at the shelter, then a bad case of munchies for the rest of the day. I don't even remember what all I ate. Lettuce with peanut butter for lunch, with a carrot. Coconut flour pancakes with lots of butter and peanut butter for supper, after leftover (from the freezer) Sausage and Squash Casserole. Herbal tea with splenda and coconut milk. Individual foods weren't bad (after the cinnamon roll and candy), but I ate most of the day and definitely had a bad attitude about food.
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SKATER787 2/14/2014 4:28PM

    Oh OK, so you weren't cooking or anything like that. I thought it was a lot to ask someone to come in to cook or bake early in the morning. :)

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BUDGETMAW 2/14/2014 7:34AM

  Skater, the Homeless Shelter that I volunteer at is a low barrier overnight only shelter. That means that folks can stay there if even if they are drunk or on drugs, as long as they don't drink or take drugs on the premises and as long as they behave themselves. It's run by a consortium of churches and rotates among the different churches. Wednesday night, for instance, it's at the Episcopalian Church, and Sunday night it's at the Methodist Church. There is another "official" high barrier shelter, but they have to be "clean" to stay there. As the guests say, they have to "blow clean," ie they have to take a breath test before they're allowed in. And there's a daytime shelter that is low barrier, but it's closed at night. The Interfaith Winter Shelter where I volunteer is only open from the first of November to the end of March and it opens at 9 pm and closes at 7 am, though because of the extreme cold this winter they've been letting folks in early and letting them stay late, at least until the daytime shelter opens.

Sorry, a very long-winded answer! They have to have volunteers overseeing the shelter all night, and that's what I was doing. The guests were mostly sleeping. At least, that's what they're supposed to be doing.

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NAYPOOIE 2/14/2014 1:51AM

    That's me too. I eat some carbage, and I want to munch constantly afterwards.

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SKATER787 2/13/2014 10:47PM

    What do they do at the shelter so early?

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NOWYOUDIDIT 2/13/2014 9:56PM

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