Reflecting on the last four days, I had to pinch myself. I’ve really done it and Day 5 is the last day.
I prepared the 2-portion vegetarian sausage casserole (42p) leftovers from Day 4 with some couscous (13p) and decided I’ll have it for brunch. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t even really hungry anymore. In total honesty, I think I’ve eaten more during the working hours this week than I normally do. Possiblly because I prep my own food and make time to eat, possibly because I value eating more.
Few forkfuls later, I really couldn’t be bothered eating anymore. Looking at my food, I saw my late great-grandma shaking her head saying “Finish your food… there are people who can’t even eat!”. I remember her saying that when I wouldn’t finish the food on my plate. When I was a bit older I’d retort back and say “Why? Those people aren’t going to appear at my doorstep to eat leftovers.” Right prick, I was.
Anyway, I forced myself to eat the rest for dinner. I was too full after. Maybe my stomach’s ability to contain a universe of food is indeed deteriorating. Who knows.
Last week, I was thirsty for a purpose, wondering what this life is all about. Live Below The Line helped satiate the thirst in a way. The past week has definitely been an eye-opener. It made me realise:
- apples are more expensive than bananas (why?!?!)
- it’s POSSIBLE to eat off £1 a day without compromising health
- the trick is to plan keep breathing – sometimes you already have what you need
Overall spendage for the day: 56p
Overall feeling: Humbled, gratified, relieved.