Sieun Lee, Day 5

Monday, October 20, 2014

Breakfast with 2 tablespoons of the Greek yogurt, 10 Shreddies, and 10 blueberries.
Since I am unable to afford the 40-cent coffee, I am trying a couple of different instant coffees. Roommate let me try her “Make 260 Coffees or More” Nescafe Rich instant coffee. It was not bad and cost 7 cents.

Morning snack was 7 chestnuts.

For lunch, I had 1.5 cup of steamed rice with 1 cup of broccoli soup. The soup actually came out a bit salty, and good to dunk a dollop of rice in. This may be filling but not very nutritious, since white rice is pretty much just carbohydrate, and the soup consists only of broccoli, rice, and chicken bouillon.

I am learning that as I am learning to stave off hunger with more carbs in the diet, I cannot do anything about the constant fatigue.

At 4PM, by the end of the afternoon meeting, I was again in that extremely anxious, restless, and irritable mood, which was now almost a daily occurrence. I rushed back to my desk as soon as the meeting was over, and had a 1/4 cup of oatmeal and 16 Korean grapes.

Dinner was 1 cup of steamed rice, and the last 1/5 of the sweet and spicy tofu.

And then in the evening, I had a homemade mini butter pecan tart at my church small group meeting. Gah. I could not resist.

Food count

2 tbsp Greek yogurt: $0.36
10 Shreddies: $0.05
10 blueberries

7 chestnuts

2.5 cup steamed rice: $0.18
1 cup broccoli soup: $0.20

1/4 cup oatmeal: $3 * 40/1000 = $0.12
16 Korean grapes: $0.40

1/5 sweet and spicy tofu: $0.40

1 mini butter pecan tart

$1.71

Not counted: 10 blueberries, 7 chestnuts, 1 mini butter pecan tart

Thoughts

* In some days I am eating less than $3. Not sure if this is a good thing.

* I am telling everyone about the Challenge. Most find it funny / interesting, but don’t give it much thought. I am reading through the last section of the Cost of Eating report on the recommendations and “what can you do?” and thinking about what can be done to create a true impact. Raising awareness is good and important, but I am also thinking about what comes after that.

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