Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Stuffed on Day 3
If this were a true poverty challenge, you would have to source and secure the food one day before the challenge starts, and you have to do it on foot. Oh, and $3.50 would go to rent for the hovel you live in on the equator, so you'd have $4 instead of $7.50.
Our ability to search sales flyers and drive to multiple locations to get our groceries for this challenge have made it, quite frankly, too easy.
I did a few substitutions on the menu; last night I had to take my dinner with me so I swapped the baked potato out for some potato salad. This cascaded into my not wanting potato salad for lunch today, so I instead had macaroni salad. This will not leave me enough macaroni salad for tomorrow, but I have more potato salad left.
More importantly, I did not eat lunch today. I was out at a site taking cabinets apart and didn't get back until 6PM. Having missed lunch I had double food for dinner! I immediately ate the rest of the mac salad and the hard boiled egg when I got back. Next I fried up the bologna that was supposed to be on my lunch sandwich, made 2 pieces of garlic bread instead of 1, and had a nice salad of dandelion greens and wild onions. Add to that the pasta and creamed corn and I am absolutely stuffed! I actually have probably half a pound of pasta left, and I simply can't eat any more.
Do I crave things? A little. No more than anyone who goes on a regimented diet for any period of time. I am certainly not hungry though, nor am I dissatisfied with my culinary variety.