So yesterday I went over $1.
I miscalculated at some point during the day, and ended up living in excess. I think it was the Tang. We were feeling nervous about our lack of vitamin C and figured that it’s better to get some from a powdered drink mix than none at all. However, yesterday is old news. I learned my lesson.
Today was difficult for me. I came home and really wanted to snack; on anything. I eyed the garbanzo beans. I considered the peanut butter cookies. I was tempted again by the Tang. Something. Anything. Kerri mentioned before that she couldn’t stop thinking about all the foods she wants to eat. I’m plagued by similar thoughts.
I really want to make a trip to Sipz (one of San Diego’s best vegetarian restaurants). I mentioned this to Kerri and she agreed. So I think that on October 1 we will be celebrating the end of this experiment, as well as World Vegetarian Day, by eating out. Our doctor told us to be careful the day after we end this; to not over do it with food. So I figure that I’ll eat about half of the food I’m served and take the rest home. The portions served in the United States are generally too large to begin with.
In addition to all the foods I wish to eat, I also miss working out. I really need to go running. I need to swim. I need to do something physical. Right now Kerri is at a yoga class, and I worry that she’s burning her already scarce amount of food fuel. I don’t have the calories to burn, and worry that I might pass out if I start my regular exercise routine. Plus, I lost another pound yesterday, and all I did besides teach was play MarioKart.
I don’t know how undernourished people manage to get by with such little food and still expend themselves doing hard labor. The other day at the library when I moved from a low shelf to a high shelf I could feel a rush to the head; it was a little disconcerting.
On a separate note, I called the Community Resource Center yesterday and they are in the middle of planning their large annual gala (where they raise a lot of their money), so they won’t be sending this project on to their donors because of the timing. I also called the ONE Campaign and they don’t accept donations from individuals. They recommended donating to one of their partner organizations. So the money we raise here will still go to the Community Resource Center, but we’ll have to rely on you to keep spreading the word about the project. So please, send this to ten people!
Breakfast: Oatmeal – 1 Slice of Toast w/ 1 TBSP Peanut Butter $0.15, 8 fluid oz. of Tang – $0.07 (Kerri had 4 oz.)
Lunch: PB & J – $0.31 (only 1 TBSP Peanut Butter) (Kerri only had half a sandwich-$0.21), 1/2 carrot -$0.06 (Kerri only), 1/2 orange $0.09
Dinner: Chana Masala – $0.25, Rice – $0.07
Desert: 1 Peanut Butter Cookie – $0.06 (Christopher only)(Kerri had 2 cookies)
Christopher Total: $1.00
Kerri Total: $0.99
Donation Total: $577
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