As many of you know, I’m a BzzAgent and signed on for a campaign…Live Below the Line…to bring awareness to extreme poverty. By taking part in this campaign, I agreed to spend $1.50 or less on food and drink every day for 5 days, which, as hard as it is to believe, is what a lot of people live on all of the time. You realize that means no eating out, no vending machines, no running into a convenience store and grabbing a Coke…I think we take all of those things for granted in our day-to-day lives.
So, how did I do on day 1?
2 slices toast .10, 1 T peanut butter .06, oj 6 oz .14, milk 8 oz .15
So breakfast came in at 45 cents…pretty good.
1 frozen pot pie .35, 1/2 serving of crackers .07, diet Pepsi .46
Lunch came in at 88 cents…my guess is you can see where this is going to end up…
2 slices bread .10, 1 slice cheese .08, 1 cookie .09
Dinner came in at 27 cents.
Total for the day was $1.60…
As I look back over what I consumed today, the cost of what we drink really jumps from the page. That and the fact that I didn’t eat much in the way of fruit or veggies. So this was not a very healthy diet for day 1…and I still exceeded my monetary goal for the day…wow…had I not bought most of what I ate on sale, and often with coupons, the cost would have been even higher.
So tomorrow I’m going to see if I can skip the diet Pepsi (won’t be easy) and add some fruits and veggies. After only 1 day, 1 not even successful day, I’m getting a glimpse into how difficult it would be to live like this all of the time. Definitely makes you think…
- A Dozen Below The Line: Day 8 – Perspective (agirlcalledlynsey.com)
- What is Live Below the Line ? from a Bzz Agent. (jboy2244.wordpress.com)