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The Final Day – Day 100: Eating Well On $1 A Day

It is hard to believe that I have reached the 100 day milestone. Even more surprising is that the eating well on $1 a day has gone so well that I don’t feel any desire to immediately change the way that I have been eating (or that my cooking didn’t result in mt poisoning myself in some way). It has become a routine and the fact that it has tells me that it is possible to do this long term … Continue reading

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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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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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Getting Coupon Lazy – Day 93: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I can tell as this challenge goes on, I am getting lazy with the couponing. The good news is that I am able to do so because I have been able to stay well below the $1 a day goal. Some might think that this is bad and I should be focusing on getting better deals, but I disagree. One of the most difficult parts of this challenge has been to get people to not focus exclusively on the $1 … Continue reading

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Walking Helps Me Keep My Sanity – Day 92: Eating Well On $1 A Day

If you do not take a daily walk, I would highly recommend that you do. It is amazing how much better I feel and how much more energy I have when I am able to take my morning walk compared to days when I miss it. I have found that this challenge has shown me even more how important it is to take some time for yourself to refresh. On today’s walk, I was on the lookout for more blackberries. … Continue reading

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I Still Think I Can Change The World – Day 91: Eating Well On $1 A Day

A bit of inspiration on a far too busy day when I ended up running into a lot of naysayers… We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. — Marian Wright Edelman We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and … 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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