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HunGRy - Day Six

October 4th, 2011

DAY SIX - Monday, September 19

I’ve lost four pounds in the past five days. That’s something that I can’t do counting calories. (I can count too high!) When I am seriously working to stay within my food allowance of $4.37 a day, I just can’t afford to eat enough relatively...

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HunGRy - Day Five

September 26th, 2011

DAY FIVE - Sunday, September 18

Have you ever stopped to think how much of our lives revolve around eating in this society? It is definitely more than satisfying hunger. This experiment in eating as well as possible on $4.37 a day has made me so aware of my profligate eating habits. Though...

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HunGRy - Day Four

September 20th, 2011

DAY FOUR - Saturday, September 17

Quiet Saturdays are good days for reflection. Today was not as difficult as I thought it might be in my quest to eat on $4.37 a day for a week. Often our Saturdays are filled with eating, visiting with friends, eating, shopping, eating, doing fun stuff,...

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HunGRy - Day Three

September 19th, 2011

DAY THREE - Friday, September 16

Confession: OK, I admit it; I cheated on my commitment tonight. What’s worse, I did it deliberately. In my defense, I must say that I had declared this intention when I took the pledge.

[Today is the third day of my participation in the HunGRy?...

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HunGRy - Day Two

September 15th, 2011

DAY TWO - Thursday, September 15

Today I blew all but 50 cents of my food budget on lunch. It was an excellent lunch at an exceptionally low price--$3.99. Since I didn’t have breakfast this morning, I have enough left for an apple before bed.

[Today is the second day of...

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HunGRy - Day One

September 14th, 2011

DAY ONE - Wednesday, September 14

Talk about food insecurity! Today is the first day of my participation in the HunGRy? Week challenge to limit myself to the foods I could purchase with SNAP funds. The average is $30.59 per person per week, that’s $4.37 a day.  For this challenge,...

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Is Urban Gardening Just for Yuppies

July 9th, 2010

Is urban gardening only for the yuppies among us? Does anyone under 50 remember what a yuppie is (was?)? OK, I’ve dated myself—yuppies were young upwardly-mobile professionals. The question remains.

As UCOM, the basic needs service provider for which I work, looks toward developing...

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