So this video is 3 days overdue.. it announces the end of my string of days and nights with $1.50/day. I have been scatterbrained as of late (unattributed to limited food) and neglected to get the video off of my iPod.
As a whole, I definitely enjoyed the experience. I would recommended this to anyone that wants to help those in poverty through this hands-on experience. In a few weeks I’m going to try to tackle this challenge again with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. Next time i’ll have more planning in terms of what food I’ll be eating and when. :).
hmm so… didn’t have time to get food today.. (I didn’t stack shopping yesterday (3 dollars for two days) and planned to go today.. but got caught up in things.. ^_^;;) so instead I went to burger king for a $1.16 cheeseburger. Surprisingly filling? something like that..
End of Day 3 and I’m a little tired.. but still good. :).
(video recap) My stomach doesn’t really remember that it’s hungry unless you feed it a little, then it craves more…
Water wasn’t counted in my $1.50, but that actually affects those in extreme poverty as well as the food limitations.
LifeStraw- can be up to 5 km to nearest source of clean water. Lifestraw allows the portable filtration of up to 18,000 liters of water from contaminated water sources. (you can actually buy it for 20 bucks? cool.)
P.S. If you want to pledge to send a message to your Member of Congress showing support for sustainable agriculture in developing countries let me know if you need help or if you have already done it. :). Thanks so much guys!
So I did notice a notable drop in energy levels after trying to live off of $1.50/day for two days. I have to attribute part of it to not eating right.. but let me tell ya! It gets a little harder to eat right when you have a much more limited food selection.. Hopefully I can get some fruit and maybe bread into my diet..
It was realllllly late when I took that video.. like.. six in the morning-ish. I hope everyone continues to pledge to contact their Member of Congress to help develop sustainable agriculture programs in developing countries.
Wrote this on someone’s facebook wall not too long ago.. “…the money that the US spends doesn’t just go to feeding people, but allowing them the pride of being able to feed themselves. i’m a big fan of that.”
Day 1: I ended up missing a few meals. This is.. bad..
Because of my usually lax eating habits, doing the $1.50/day has shown me how much you really have to plan in order to get your money’s worth. Such a perspective change from.. “oh man, I don’t feel like cooking.. I’ll just [eat out/miss this meal].” versus.. “:/, I spent all my money today.. but I’m still hungry.. :(.”