I’m glad today is nearly over. It’s been the toughest day yet on the Live Below the Line challenge.
I had a long day at work and my energy levels have been super low all day, partly because of the early start (I left the house at 7am) but also, I’m sure, because of the lack of fuel. I’ve had a headache on and off, probably due to lack of caffeine.
And to make matters worse, I had to attend a staff workshop which ran over lunchtime. We were given a sandwich buffet but of course I couldn’t touch it as I’m not allowed to accept any ‘donated’ food this week, and so I had to tuck into my hideous sandwiches made from cheap bread and cheap cream cheese and tasteless tomatoes imported from Holland.
Yes, I’m feeling sorry for myself and I can’t wait for this challenge to end. My family are all grumpy with me for making them do this, and I really can’t blame them.
I didn’t get home until nearly 7pm and couldn’t eat dinner until the girls had gone up to bed. The baked rice with beans and eggs was tasty and filling but, to be honest, I could have eaten just about anything by that point.
I really don’t have the energy to work out how much my meals have cost today but I can guarantee it came to less than a pound.
How people live like this everyday, I just don’t know. No-one should have to live like this.
It’s the last day of the challenge tomorrow. Hopefully that will put me in a better mood…