I’ve done it!!
For my last day I stuck with tradition and had cornflakes for breakfast and cup a soup with a cream cheese sandwich for lunch.
The bread had a tiny bit of mould but I can handle that!
Dinner was chilli and rice and was DELICIOUS!
There’s even some food left over!
All in all it’s been a good week. I’ve not felt hungrier than normal, I’ve just missed having choice. It’s really made me think about how I eat – I have a renewed appreciation for fruit, salad and vegetables.
For everyday eating I could certainly cut back on spending, but for socialising I would struggle. It’s very hard to go out with friends and not buy an ice cream, a pint, or a bag of chips. And whilst I can afford to, I’m not going to deny myself these pleasures!
Today is the first day of the official Live Below the Line challenge, but day six for me. It’s a nice feeling that I now have just three meals to go, but other people doing the challenge are just getting started!!
My penultimate breakfast was …. you’ve guessed it …. cornflakes!
Lunch was cream cheese sandwiches dipped in cup a soup.
And dinner was a tasty spag bol.
I’m really pleased to have made it this far. There have been some minor slips (a couple of slices of pizza, a bite of cheese sandwich, a cup of tea here and there) but on the whole I think I’ve done well and will have a good amount of food leftover after tomorrow.
The biggest surprise for me is that I don’t miss or crave chocolate and crisps, but have instead gained a new appreciation for fruit, salad and vegetables. It’s a very odd feeling seeing these things in the house and depriving myself of them – it really goes against the grain!