Today is the last day.
I spent most of the day considering this. I kept thinking about what I wanted to eat, what I was going to write about. I thought about all the folks who have been reading, leaving comments, and donating money to our project. I thought about how we would make the donation to the Community Resource Center. I thought about how the daily conversations with my students and colleagues would change after today.
I think it was all that thinking that gave me a headache at the end of lunch. Of course it could have been the lack of calories as well.
Having just finished our last meal as part of this experiment, I am thankful for all that I have learned this month. Thankful for the dialogue that has come as a result. Thankful that we’ll be able to help a local non-profit, and thankful that…it’s over.
Tomorrow we’ll spoil ourselves at each meal. It’s weird because while our diet will return to having a variety of foods, including more fruits and vegetables, I feel somewhat guilty knowing that while we splurge the fact remains that billions of people will not have the option to eat what they would like.
I figure that we’ll continue to post a few entries after this one. An entry tomorrow is appropriate, and of course an entry to show that the donation has been made to the CRC. So, stay tuned for those last few entries, and if you have yet to donate, please make sure to do it by the end of the week.
We’re still about $200 away from our goal, but I am confident that we’ll make it to $1,000.
Thank you for everything, and here’s to an increase in calories!
Breakfast: 1 Slice of toast w/ Peanut Butter – $0.15
Lunch: 1/2 PB&J sandwich – $0.15
Dinner: Wheat Gluten cutlets w/ Gravy – $0.31, Polenta – $0.09, 1 slice of homemade bread – $0.10, 1 TBSP margarine $0.06
Dessert: 1 Peanut Butter cookie – $0.06, 1 Cup of Tang – $0.07 (Christopher only)
Christopher Total: $1.00
Kerri Total: $0.92
Donation Total: $822
(THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO DONATE!)
NOTE: If you think what we’re doing is interesting, inspiring, or just plain nutty, consider SPONSORING our efforts. Simply enter in an amount, click “update total” and follow the prompting. If you don’t have PayPal, it will let you use a credit card. At the end of the of the month all proceeds will go to the Community Resource Center (here in Encinitas, CA). We will post evidence of donations at the end.