A slogan comes to mind: Stamping out hunger. I am only one day into the challenge but it seems to get a whole new meaning. I was hungry! I did have 3 good sized meals and a dessert to eat and I ate very slow at every meal to make them last as long as possible. The 80% full took care of itself. Breakfast was at 7:30am, lunch at 12:30pm, and dinner around 5:30pm. I was worried that the low quality of foods may not taste even half way decent, but you know when you are really hungry everything will taste just great. Even so I tried my best to make each meal as nutritious as possible without a ton of not so good for me carbs, it just cant fend off the hunger.
Black coffee sucks too, since I couldn’t afford any milk. My sweet little neighbor, whom I had told about this challenge came over with some milk for me. And I had to tell her, that’s not how it works, as most people in need wont have that sweet neighbor to help them out. So I had to refuse.
I am extending this challenge to 4 weeks and are currently working on my meal plans for the following weeks. Even so I have the budget of the items spelled out, I still vividly remember this clenching, panic like feeling while I was shopping at Aldi’s for my first week of groceries and at the checkout. I was ok and had over $1 to spare.