Live Below the Line, Round 2: Days 6 & 7

I’ve noticed a trend with my Live Below the Line habits: around day six I get so tired of what I’ve been eating that I start consuming less and look at my food like it’s a chore. The general enjoyment that comes from satiating your hunger gets muddled by the thought of “Cripes, do I really have to eat more of this?”. Even with one of my favourite foods, sushi, this feeling of resentment has kicked it. Continue reading

Live Below the Line, Round 2: Days 1 & 2

As I was nearing the end of my first three weeks of Live Below the Line, I had put a little reminder in the back of my head to pick up again shortly before the challenge ended on July 1. Fast forward one month later and I find myself once again living off $1.75 a day for food and drink. This time around, I’m doing it for another twelve days, ending on June 28. Once the challenge is officially over, I would have racked up 31 days of living below the line. Continue reading

Live Below the Line: It’s a Wrap!

It’s been a few days since my Live Below the Line challenge ended, and now it’s back to the usual flow of things. The same day that my challenge wrapped up I boarded an overnight bus to Baltimore, and let me tell you, following a campaign to survive off of $1.75 a day for food and drink with an out-of-town weekend vacation might not have been the best idea. Continue reading