I thought I was being clever by buying a pack of twelve ASDA sausages, but after eating three of the blighters for my Live Below the Line Challenge last night, I’d be more than happy never to see another sausage again! The sausages were 84p, and I thought that would be a great choice to keep me full throughout the week, which they actually do, but the texture isn’t great and consequently are pretty difficult to eat. They actually worked really well in my omelette on day one, but as stand alone sausages… Epic Fail!
After day one, I thought living on £1 a day for food and drink was going to be a breeze. I think my meal choices worked pretty well, and didn’t actually feel any hunger pains or urges to snack. I then realised last night that I actually went over budget by 10p, which was totally down to my bad mathematics and a miscalculation of the price of eggs. I’ll have to make up for it during the week and cut out 10p somewhere else, but that truly annoyed me as I could have done without the extra egg, I’m sure.
Day two however was a little harder. That is why I went all out and added another sausage to my budget. BIG mistake! Too much fat and sodium in them there sausages and I didn’t feel great afterwards. Today is day three and I’m meant to be having another two for dinner… I don’t think I can bring myself to eat them. Let’s see. So far today I’ve just had a banana – I’ m meant to be making a carrot and kidney bean soup for lunch, but I’m not feeling it. I won’t give in, but I may be eating less than I imagined!
Here’s what I have eaten so far and a few charts to show my nutrition intake for my height and weight…
Lunch: Onion fried rice, roasted carrots & sweetcorn
Dinner: 2 Sausage 2 egg omelette without all the good stuff + apple
Drinks: Water, water, water.
Total: £1.10p – 10p over budget FAIL!
Lunch: Rice noodle soup with carrots, onion and tinned sweetcorn
Dinner: 1 Egg, beans 1/2 tin, Sausage x 3
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EDIT: (May 2) Remember I’m trying to do this wheat and potato free – There is a small amount of wheat in the sausages, but not anything like the loaf of bread I’d like to scoff right now!