Day 4: Half Way!

Day 4: Half Way!

I’ve been in my pyjamas all day. They have Christmas ornaments all over them. This is particularly embarrassing because everybody knows it’s Epiphany. I was trying to figure out a way to blame being in the same pair of jammies since 6pm yesterday on my dietary challenges, but I can’t. I’m simply a lazy layabout …

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Day 3: Community

Day 3: Community

Tonight will probably be a very, very short update because I am absolutely exhausted. We’ve had no child care this week, so my work has been piled on to the end of the day after Isaiah goes to sleep. However, what I’d really like to be doing is sleeping. I feel like my brain is …

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Day 2: Fuzzy Wuzzy was my Brain

Day 2: Fuzzy Wuzzy was my Brain

Day 2 is in the bag.  I’m hungry in a snacky sort of way, but I’m trying to stay out of the kitchen because I don’t think we can afford to be frivolous with our food supply.  When I first lugged all our food home and set it up on the table, it seemed like …

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Day 1: Negotiations

Day 1: Negotiations

Tonight marks the end of Day 1 of our Food Bank Diet challenge. Here is what Jason and I each ate: Breakfast 1 packet of instant oatmeal 4 saltine crackers with peanut butter Lunch ½ can each of Beefaroni ~3 saltine crackers with peanut butter Supper Macaroni & Cheese from a box 2 hot dogs …

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I am going on a diet!

I am going on a diet!

How much does a single person on social assistance in Ontario receive each month?* What does a parent who earns minimum wage have to cover the costs of food, heat and rent for their entire family? In a couple weeks, my family of three will be participating in Do the Math: an educational event exploring …

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