I decided not to change my daily activities too much with this challenge. The people around the world who have to live on $1.50 a day of food probably don’t have a desk job like me. So I still went to the gym this morning and did a hour of weights and 25 minutes of stationary bike. I weighed in at 193lbs on the first day of this project. My decision to go to the gym this morning was to satisfied my ego ( I don’t want to shrink to much) and equaled the playing field a little with the people who have to do physical work to earn that $1.50.
My choice of food for the next 5 days are rice, beans and eggs which cost a total of $7.20 at Publix.
I started cooking and decide not to use any salt or seasonings because it did not fit into my budget, big mistake everything tastes so plain. I will try to post major changes and my progress here but most of my updates will be on twitter.com/curtismatthews
Living Below the Line is a challenge to see if you can do what 1.4 billion people in the world living in poverty have to do everyday. The next 5 days I will have to survive on $1.50 a day of food. That’s $7.50 for the next 5 days of meals ( food and drink).
I already feel like I cheated because I was able to jump in my car and drive to Publixs and buy what I need. I seriously doubt the 1.4 have cars or can afford gas.
I also know the $1.50 is used by the 1.4 for food, shelter and clothing while I just have to budget food. This challenge will teach me and I hope to be able to learn what I can do to make a difference.
I am taking donations for the World Food Program USA. This charity is working to solve global hunger. Around the world, 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry each night. School meals have the power to break the cycle of hunger and poverty, by giving children the chance to learn, grow and reach their full potential. We can end hunger, but we can’t do it without you. All proceeds benefit school meals for children in the world’s poorest countries.
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