I’m 48 hours into the $2/Day Challenge; this is a challenge that we gave to all of COMMUNITY in an effort to help us identify with 20% of the world that lives in extreme poverty. I think it is working.
Today I saw a Dunkin Donuts sign advertising coffee for 99 cents. Normally, if I saw that sign and wanted the coffee, I would buy it. But since that was now half of all the money I had to eat on all day – I knew I could not afford it. And forget Starbucks!
After two days on the $2/Day Challenge I have couple learnings:
First, while I am feeling grouchy, I am not going hungry. I really thought I might not get full on just $2/day. I think the reason I’m grouchy is because of how much less sugar I’m getting. It may be withdrawal.
Secondly, I am realizing that much of my eating is recreational. I eat for fun. When you have only $2/day to eat on you don’t get to do any recreational eating. You eat for survival and not for fun.
If you are also doing the $2/Day Challenge or if you have done something like this, leave me a comment and tell me your reflections or learnings.