Well that is it. Five Days on a Pound a day for food. It is now over…
For the last five days I have had, to start with, a little bundle of golden pound coins in my pocket and nothing else. No other coins, no bank notes, no cards, no cheques. Refer to my last post. I think I managed my aim which was to ‘feel’ how it would be to have so little to spend on food but I will be the first to admit that a week was not long enough for a proper experiment. I find myself feeling hungry but more used to it. However knowing that it would end made today easier and knowing it would end meant it was not ‘real’ either. Plus the sheer amount of heat here today put me off eating!
So in conclusion my previous post on this gave my thoughts on how I felt eating a lot less with the short answer being not good and also having to spend a lot more time and effort finding affordable items and getting to the reduced items in the evenings in supermarkets. However it can be done assuming you can put about ten pounds aside before you start to get bigger value packs of eggs, grain and so on. Also it assumes that you do not need alcohol, cigarettes or caffeine as these are just too expensive.
Oddly enough though overall I actually feel physically better after doing this. Lighter on my feet so to say. Detoxed and Trimmer. It could be the heat talking though.
Taking back to the start the notion that in this day and age working families and children in Scotland are going hungry is just not funny and its just not on. I think now I can identify with that a little more and it makes me just a little bit more angry too.