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Realising I Have No Common Sense – Day 99: Eating Well On $1 A Day

My friends know me far too well and this is not a good thing. Whenever one of them wants to do something that they can’t convince any of their other friends to do, they inevitably come to me knowing that I will think it is a great idea — well, at least until I realize what I have agreed to do. A perfect example is a friend that asked me to run a half marathon. I, in my completely unfathomable … Continue reading

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Garden Rivals – Day 98: Eating Well On $1 A Day

The weather has been a lot cooler than usual which has meant that the garden which I had planned to use to supplement the food that I purchased with coupons has taken a lot longer to produce food than I thought it would. Had this been the only issue, I probably would have been enjoying the fruits of my labor for a couple of weeks, but that has not been the case. Once again I find myself on the losing … Continue reading

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More Protein Than I Really Wanted – Day 97: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I swear that the food gods are looking down upon me and simply having the time of their life thinking up ways to torture me more with food each passing day…You will see what I mean in a moment. Yellow Cherry Plum Smoothie The day started off well with my usual morning smoothie, this time using the yellow cherry plums: Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal It continued on a positive note when my nieces had liked the cinnamon banana oatmeal enough that … Continue reading

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A Small Cooking Miracle Takes Place – Day 96: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I made a decision today. I have been thinking about how I want to end the 100 days of this challenge. At first I thought it would be good to use the rest of the money I had and create some pretty impressive meals the last few days. Upon further reflection, however, it seemed like a pointless venture. For one, my cooking skills would likely turn those fancy meals I had in mind into total disasters. Even more importantly, there … Continue reading

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Recruiting Child Labor – Day 95: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I have been seriously considering whether to continue with this challenge or end it at 100 days taking into account the many comments that all of you have made. One of the things I have been experimenting with is buying for the food banks as part of Penny Experiment while at the same time as documenting this challenge. It has turned out to be a lot more difficult to do than I had anticipated. It isn’t so much actually physically … Continue reading

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I Gave Up 3 Days Worth Of Food For A Girl – Day 94: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I gave up three days worth of food for a girl today — and not just any girl, but my former high school love. If you have ever faced the situation where you were going to meet an old high school flame that you haven’t seen in years, you already know exactly what I was going through. It is a combination of curiosity and anxiety that can’t be fully described in words and hovers between huge anticipation and total terror … Continue reading

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Major Decisions – Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 90

Hitting the last 10 day mark before reaching 100 days of eating well on $1 a day, I need to make some big decisions. I have enough food that I could easily last these last 10 days without buying anything and end the 100 day milestone at just over $0.50 a day, but that would make for some pretty repetitive meals and probably wouldn’t be much fun. On the other hand, I could go on a spending spree and have … Continue reading

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Creating Havoc At The Hospital – Day 89: Eating Well On $1 A Day

When I started this challenge, the first few days didn’t look all that promising when I ended up in the emergency room (It turned out to be caused by an intestinal abscess, not because of my cooking). While antibiotics took care of the abscess, the doctors wanted to figure out what may have caused it which meant that I got to experience the joy of a colonoscopy. Those results came back without being able to definitively determine what caused it, … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Worth Missing A Morning Smoothie – Day 88: Eating Well On $1 A Day

Today was the last day of house sitting meaning that it was a travel day. I know from past experience that these days are always stressful and a pain when it comes to this challenge. In addition to moving all my stuff back to my home base, I had to pick up the people I was house sitting for from the airport and take my parents to another airport for a vacation they were taking. It was going to be … Continue reading

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Bacon! Day 83: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I had to make some decisions on how I wanted to proceed with this challenge these last couple of weeks. I think that I have done a decent job showing that it is possible to eat well on $1 a day and I've created a pretty decent cushion between the goal of eating on $1 a day and what I have actually spent. So the question I had to decide was whether I should see how much I could actually … Continue reading

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