Below the Line 2015: Day 3

Ah, the headache. It’s become an ever-present dull ache. I’m not sure what it’s from, perhaps a nutrient deficiency? I’m used to eating a lot more protein than I’m getting. Or maybe it’s withdrawal from sugar and or caffeine… either way I’m fed up of the headache. It’s making me very grumpy!

I managed to make it to the gym this morning, but I’ll be honest – I was no where near top form and I felt the effects all day. My energy was probably at an all time low before lunch and I wolfed down my soup in record time. Didn’t help I’d had to endure everybody eating bacon and/or sausage and/or egg sarnies (free ones, no less!) when I arrived at work and then the guys next to me tucking into a chocolate cake at about 11am. Harsh. Very harsh!

Day Three, The Meals

Day 3 Meals
  • Breakfast: 2 slices of homemade toast, 1/2 banana mashed with a pinch of cinnamon
  • Lunch: Roasted Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup, 1 slice of homemade bread
  • Dinner: Carrot & Kidney bean burgers with grilled pineapple, broccoli & rice

How much did it cost?

  • Breakfast: 9.3p (Banana) + 2.6p (Bread)
  • Lunch: 9.9p (Soup) + 1.3p (Bread)
  • Dinner: 21.35p (Burgers) + 5p (broccoli) + 10p (pineapple) + 2p (rice) = 38.35p
  • Snack: 1 hardboiled egg, 10p
  • Total: 71.45p

Snack wise I had some pineapple (thank goodness it’s such a big thing!) and some (again five, I counted) roasted butternut squash seeds.

Day 3 is done though, the downward slope now! I had a small win as well – I have 21p left from my budget and on the way back from some errands I nipped into Tesco at about 9.15pm and scored myself a half cucumber for just 3p! THREE PENCE. Total win. Going to save it for snacks on Thursday and Friday. I love cucumber. Small things. Down to 17p and eyeing up my soy sauce. Think a few pennies will be worth a couple of teaspoons to improve the fried rice I’m planning for day 4 dinner.

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