It occurred to me that some might think it is isn't "fair" that my husband and the occasional child are leaving during this challenge, but if you consider that most people with school aged kids who are on food stamps have their kid(s) fed by the school system for lunch and likely breakfast as well, via the free school lunch program, I still have a much harder deal, not to mention we are still getting waaaaaaaaaaaay less than the average for a family of our size for food stamps. Heck, I'm pretty sure we are getting less than most families of 2, so even though, at this very moment, it is just me and 2 kids here (the 12 year old is still at his dad's until next Friday, the 6 year old is visiting his grandma again for a few days, and, of course, my husband left me to go on that killing spree), we are still below average on how much we get in food stamps!
Another random realization: I eat like crap in the winter. During the warmer months, I get up much earlier, get a decent breakfast in (most days), get to work doing whatever I need to do that day, break for lunch, get back to work doing whatever, stop to make dinner, eat, and then do household tasks. Winter, it's like I'm semi-hibernating. I sleep as late as I possibly can, may or may not have anything for breakfast, do a few things, then it's nearly dinner time so I make dinner, we eat dinner, I do a few more things, put the kids to bed, then either do some more useful things or maybe *gasp* relax a little and have a snack. Is that weird or do other people do that too? Do you alter your eating habits in other ways in the winter?