Live Below the Line: Days 2-4 AKA I’m too cranky to blog consistently

Obviously I’m AWESOME at blogging daily during my Live Below the Line challenge. I’ve been so tired and cranky and hungry and distracted that I haven’t been checking in. Rest assured, I’ve been keeping super track of everything I eat and how much it costs. I’ve been doing really well and eating well below $1.50 every day. It kind of sucks. It’s hard to motivate myself to eat another serving of the same lentil stew or another egg.

However, I feel bad complaining because 1.4 billion people do this EVERY SINGLE DAY. Thinking about children like these just reaffirms my reason for doing this.

Children from the Sahel Region of Africa, one of the poorest areas in the world
I am fundraising for UNICEF who will use the funds to empower people in the Sahel Region to overcome hunger & extreme poverty
Even a $1.50 donation could help save a child’s life.

I really hope you’ll consider donating to this amazing organization. This challenge has been a personal journey for me, but I would love to touch other people in the process.

Some quick updates on the past few days:

I’ve been eating a lot of the lentil stew I made. I am so sick of it, but at least it’s filling and tastes good.

Lentil stew… again.

For breakfast I’ve been having scrambled eggs with a tiny bit of salt and pepper.

I’ve gotten two meals out of each baked potato by eating the insides mashed for one meal and then baking the skins for another meal.

Mashed potatoes (potato insides, water, and salt & pepper)
Potato skins from previous potato

I’m so glad tomorrow is the last day. This has been an extremely eye-opening experience and will make me much more conscientious going forward. Once I match my donations, I’ll have raised $100 which is a small amount, but hopefully will help UNICEF do great work. I’d like to raise more and also continue working with organizations that fight global hunger.

If you’d like to donate even $1.50 to UNICEF to aid people suffering from poverty and hunger in the Sahel Region of Africa, please visit my page.

Sahel region, one of the poorest areas in the entire world largely affected by extreme hunger.

If you’d like to donate words of encouragement to get me through the next 24 hours, please leave a humorous haiku in the comments.

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