I stuck to 3 meals a day over the first two days, but I soon found out that the portions were either too small or not nutritious enough and I wasn’t coping. So from day three onwards, I had more meals. Note a whopping five meals on day four!
I can’t get over how tired I was all week and even light headed and dizzy at times. I was super forgetful and felt stupid and foggy a lot of the time. It could be caffeine and sugar withdrawal as well as lack of nutrients. Most days after work, I ate something and then napped for a few hours, got up, ate a bit more and then went to bed early. It’s a sad existence. Still, when you look at all the food I ate in the week, it’s an impressive for $11.25.
What I still have left
- 3 slices of bread including 1 crust piece
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups rice
Not much at all so I’m pleased with my rationing.
Would I do it again?
For fun? No. To save money? Not even. For charity? You betcha. I’ve raised over $500 for World Vision and donations are still coming in and in my eyes, it’s been worth while. Hopefully this will inspire someone else to do it next year.
You can read about the challenge and all it’s ups and downs here.