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Living below the line of poverty

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.

please help and donate.

I stopped eating meat

Last Thanksgiving in 2012 I decided to give up meat and chicken for a while, maybe a few week or until my cruise on December 24th 2012. I have always been a huge meat eater more than most people. I am a member of Don Shula’s 48oz club, that means I ate all my food, appetizer and the 48oz steak. I said to my friends and family “This is going to be easy for me to give up meat for a few weeks before the cruise”. They were betting against me, they all said I would not be able to make it til the cruise. I was to much of a meat eater, I had to have meat with every meal. I showed them up I made it up to the cruise.

On the day of the cruise I was still meat free and I did feel lighter like everyone who I had spoken too told me they felt when they stop eating meat. The cruise was fun and it was great that my family members were all taking a Christmas cruise together. One of my uncles on the cruise did not eat meat as well, he only ate seafood and eggs like I was doing. He has been a Vegetarian for years and he gave me inspiration to keep to the meatless diet on the while on the cruise. That was in December of 2012 and I had another cruise in January of 2013.

The January cruise was with 19 friends and I still kept to my meatless diet. A few things that changed besides felling lighter and having more energy was I could workout longer and I did not get sore. My muscles recovered faster from my workouts, but my body shrank, I was not losing weight I weighed the same it seemed that I got more compact, I guess I was just puffed up from eating meat.

About three months into my new diet of not eating meat or chicken, I was substituting my protein intake eating a lot of eggs, Tofu, fish, shrimp and other seafood’s. Then I came home one day and my girlfriend told me she found out that to much Tofu was bad for me. Tofu in abundance would produce estrogen and give me a upset stomach. I did not research if she was right or wrong I just took her word for it. What was interesting is that we were going to an Indian restaurant that same night in Oldsamr. I ordered a vegetarian dish and Gina order a meat dish for diner. I also order an appetizer but they brought out the wrong appetizer. The wrong appetizer was called Chilly Paneer. Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese used to substitute meat.

The Paneer was delicious and my new Tofu replacement. We use the Paneer for lots of dishes, its great with lots of Trinidadian dishes especially curry. I am not having any problems find different foods to eat when we are out at restaurants. The menus these days almost always have a vegetarian dish or you can eat a salad. I will keep everyone updated with my progress with my new meals and my workouts. I want to see what I would look like after six months of this diet. I was of the impression vegetarians looked dried out and shriveled up.

Buddhist temple in Brandon Florida

The last time I came here to this Buddhist camp was at least 5 years ago and much has changed since then. I guess to accommodate this many more people these changes had to take place. The food is now served in a covered walkways, I remember open tables with


The food was  front of youalso prepared in

a line of 2  or 3 people ahead of you. Now the line can be 25 + people in front of you all waiting for the delicious food.

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how I tracked my workouts and diet on my Blog

Since February 14th 2010 I have tried to figure out the correct way to track a diet and workout on a Blog. I wanted to put all my workouts and food intake on this Blog eaisly with my Blackberry Bold 9700 and the WordPress application.

I started to make 2 pages a day for the day’s food intake and workouts. It was not hard to do these post but somthing did not make sense with the format.

While I continued to make two pages for each day I saw on the Blog it placed the pages on the bottom of the Blog under the headings (my daily eating habits) or (my daily workouts). I did not want that formating, logging one after another on the bottom like that would make a very long footer with days of workouts and eating habits. What I wanted was every days diet and workout to be listed only under the corresponding pages only with the heading, (my daily eating habits) or (my daily workouts. I want that you have to click on the page About and on that page you see the links to my daily diet and workouts.

My web guy said each daily log should be one page for each category and just add to that page the daily logs. So yesterday I started to copy the daily pages into their categories and it did look a lot better but I am want to try some other things.

One of the main things I do not like is when I want to add to the post it becomes very difficult to do from my Blackberry Bold 9700 now using the WordPress application. I have to scroll way to much to add more daily deatails because of the amount of preivous logs and the pictures html. I need a easy way to add the daily logs of workout and diet on the Blackberry.

Until I can figure out a better way to do my posts I will not continue to do my daily logs with the WordPress application on my Blackberry Bold 9700. I have done the last 2 weeks in February and edit it on one page like my web guy told me too.