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Hunger Challenge: Day 6

Day 6 I get my groove back, make some pretty good food and enjoy a night out watching the game with a tall glass of water.
Stir fry made with frozen vegetables, rice and soy sauce

Stir fry made with frozen vegetables, rice and soy sauce /Samantha Dine

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Drinking water at the bar

Drinking water at the bar /Samantha Dine

Day 6 turned out to be one of the best of the challenge so far. I felt better, had more energy and didn't need even a single nap.

In the morning, I worked in my cafe job until about 2:30 p.m. I ate a piece of toast on my way out the door, which is my new custom. I didn't pack a lunch. I ran errands on the way home and didn't get home until about 4 p.m. that afternoon. The day was really busy which helped me not think about food at all.

When I got home, I decided to make a bigger meal for a lunch/dinner combo. I made a stir fry from the bag of frozen vegetables and rice I purchased. I combined them with soy sauce for a decent hot meal. I've made a version of this before, although I usually try to combine frozen vegetables with fresh for better flavor. The bag made a pretty large portion, pictured above is half.

After my meal, I walked down to my local watering hole with some friends to watch the end of the Tigers and the Michigan game. I was not able to buy anything to drink since it is not in my food consumption budget. Instead, I had four tall glasses of water, on the rocks with a straw.

My friends urged me to let them buy me a drink, but I stayed with the water and ended up having a good time. I'm not really a football fan, but the end of the Michigan game was a little bit of a nail biter.

Some of my fears from earlier in the week were put to rest on day six. I know I will have plenty of food for my final day. In fact, I think I could probably easily go for a few more days on the food I have. I am no longer completely addicted to caffeine. I made it through without, for the most part. I'm looking forward to the final day of the challenge and the opportunity to reflect on this experience overall.


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