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Halfway Through #PovertyBox

Liz Gordy's #PovertyBox challenge continues...

It's Friday morning and I'm more than halfway through the Poverty Box challenge. I'm having trouble staying focused and feel very tired. It's now that I'm really feeling the physical toll of the challenge. I don't feel mentally sharp and have been quite forgetful since yesterday. 

Monday and Tuesday went well enough. It was hard to resist going out on Tuesday when Ireland was playing against Denmark for the World Cup qualifier. I also had more fresh fruit available to me at home. At this point in the week I only have two small pears and three bananas for me and my husband. I have €1.02 remaining in my budget, so I might try to see how much fruit I can buy with that. I relied heavily on bread and butter to get me through Wednesday. 

Wednesday was a bit tough because I had a lot of things to do around town and was too far from home to eat my lunch there. I packed my lunch to go - a pear, two hard boiled eggs, and some buttered bread. I thought about going to a cafe to order a tea or coffee so I could eat inside. I couldn't afford to do that, though, because I only had €2.21 and still needed to buy rice. So, I decided to eat my lunch in a park. Luckily the weather was fine and there was a nice bench for me to sit on. I felt self-conscious at first but forgot about everyone else when I started eating. 

Yesterday was the hardest day on the challenge by far and one of the harder days I've had in a long time. I'm couldn't wait to get home and have my dinner, brocolli and potato soup and some homemade bread, which is what I have again for lunch today. Stay tuned to see how I get on over the next few days.

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Find out more about Development Perspective's #SDGChallenge here.

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