Bring it on!

I like to challenge myself. To put myself in challenging circumstances, just to see how I hold up. Like when I did Live Below the Line earlier this year. It involved living on $2 a day for all my food and drinks, for 5 days in a row. It was tough, but I got through … Continue reading

Live Below the Line: Thoughts

It’s taken me a while to gather my thoughts after doing Live Below the Line last week.  And it’s still hard to know where to start. I guess the biggest thing I’ve taken away from living below the line for five days is probably gratitude.  Realising, or more accurately, being reminded of, how incredibly lucky … Continue reading

Live Below the Line: Day 4

The end is soo near now!  And I can’t wait!  I’ve been daydreaming a lot about food.  Today work hosted a seminar for our clients and the catering was amazing!  Sandwiches, quiche, little custard tartlets with fruit on top, cakes… so much good stuff!  I can’t wait until next month’s seminar so I can enjoy … Continue reading

Live Below the Line: Day 3

Woohoo I’m past the halfway mark!  And I’d like to think that today would be the lowest point of the challenge.  See, I didn’t eat anything for breakfast today, and this was my lunch: Yep, plain purple rice for lunch.  Didn’t even have any salt in it!  But it wasn’t actually too bad.  I think … Continue reading

Live Below the Line: Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the challenge and it’s going ok, I suppose.  That’s basically polite-speak for… it’s horrible!  Hehe… perhaps horrible is too strong a word.  It’s hard to describe how I actually feel.  It’s like I’m constantly feeling a bit hungry, even when I’m actually full.  I guess dissatisfied is probably the best word … Continue reading

Food: Stark Contrasts (continued)

Live Below the Line This morning I finished the rest of my Live Below the Line shopping.  I managed to buy mini chicken stock cubes for 85 cents!  Wheee! I’ve just met up with my friend and we’ve split up all our shopping.  This is what I’ll be working with for 5 days: This much … Continue reading

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