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Day 15: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: porridge + office milk Lunch: skeleton soup + no bread Dinner: remainder of stir fry ‘Treat’: value yoghurt, value chipsticks  Today has been the toughest test of willpower so far with temptation lurking at every corner. 7.30am and I’m off to a breakfast club in Southampton for a spot of networking and training. One […]

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Day 14: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: porridge + office milk Lunch: skeleton soup + tiger bread Dinner: stir fry + noodles + hot dogs ‘Treat’: value yoghurt, value cheese puffs  2 weeks into the challenge a further two pounds lost, taking my challenge total to just shy of seven pounds. In monetary terms by my reckoning I’ve spent £6.55 on […]

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Day 13: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: none – up too late and need to get on the road  Lunch: Skipchen meal  Dinner: skeleton soup 9am and I’m off to visit my friends Sian and Alex in Bristol, we’re going to lunch in a place called Skipchen. Skipchen is part of The Real Junk Food Project, it’s a cafe which purely […]

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Day 12: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: porridge + value strawberry yoghurt  Lunch: fish finger butty + green salad  Dinner: casserole with meatballs + tiger bread In a bid to liven up the porridge I mix in some value yoghurt this morning.  Perfecto! Following last night’s interview on BBC South, one of the comments on Facebook which Sally mentioned was from […]

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Day 8: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: porridge Lunch: French stick hummus thing and lettuce Dinner: Penne tomato and hotdogs “Treat”: Doughnut + half pack grapes + 1 scotch egg 1 girl…. 2 hours…. 6 supermarkets…. £1 a day! Last night I attempted to take bargain hunting to a whole new level, undertaking a supermarket crawl of epic proportions.  7pm – […]

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Day 5: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

Breakfast: 30g of coco snaps + water (not at work) Lunch: Tin of the staple  tomato soup + token pitta Dinner: chilli con carne from a tin served over penne “Treat”: value bag of salt and vinegar chipsticks  Saturday morning. I get up and fix myself a bowl of the trusty coco snaps, with tap […]

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Day 0: Live below the poverty line – £1 a day

5 January and still wallowing in a post Christmas sugar and carb coma this morning , I spotted JCI’s £1 a day challenge and decided to see if I could live for a week below the poverty line. Hunger is the world’s number one health risk – killing more people than Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis […]

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