I completely forgot to write my update for yesterday and only remembered it after came home, where I don’t have any internet available, so I decided to write a two day report today instead.
Yesterday I had the usual breakfast of brand flakes, just like every day so far, some carrots and water for lunch and then chicken nuggets and chips for dinner. Today’s dinner will be spaghetti Bolognese with the other tin of baked beans and a ton of onions in them and water to stretch it.
One of my concerns is how bland and grey everything is, my only colour comes from the carrots, but even the baked beans doesn’t have a lot of colour in them. Everything is just so plain, dry and boring. As I was eating the chips yesterday I realized that they had a really weird texture – sort of chewy. I don’t know if it’s due to not using any oil at all or if that’s just how they are because of how cheap they are. I’ll have to get back to you on that after I’ve tried cooking them with oil and paprika powder.
The hunger is really starting to get to me now, I even woke up about five this morning to answer a call of nature and was extremely hungry, to a point that I had to drink a small glass of milk before going to bed. At the start of the week I expected to be just a bit hungry, but now it’s almost a constant feeling and a bit of it I think is bad planning on my part, and part is not being able to eat the amounts that I’d like to eat. I’m just used to eating larger amounts and more regularly. It’s the fact that I need to stretch and be firm with portion control in order to make the food last longer that’s surprised me most about this project, and just how planning that goes into staying within those 7£ whilst still getting enough to eat each day.
There are now 2 days to go and it’s time to see if I can actually get my seven pounds last for the weekend, when I’m at home more than during the week and might therefore eat more than at the library.