Challenge Day 1

by Andy Hough on February 2, 2007

There were no problems staying on track for my goals on day 1. Of course it will likely get more difficult as the month progresses. Here are the details.

  • Money Spent $0
  • Exercise-20 minute run

My $30 food budget seems to be allowing me plenty of food to eat. I had three meals and wasn’t hungry. Although I did have a craving for something sweet. This was only day 1 though. Here is my food eaten for the day and the approximate amount of calories.

Breakfast- 3/4 Cup Oatmeal= 225 calories, sweetened with free Splenda
Lunch-PB&J=350 calories, banana =100 calories
Dinner-Ramen =380 calories, 1/3 can corn=91 calories

Total calories for the day=1146. This is not sustainable for the long term but I am about 35 pounds overweight at my current 205 pounds. This should be enough to keep me going for the month.

1 Revaxx February 3, 2007 at 12:01 am

I wish you the best of luck… :)

I have to be honest with you, you cannot survive on $30 a month for food. The only way it is possible is if you starve yourself (or steal food).

Ramen is cheap crap, don’t eat that stuff. You can get 1500-2000 calories per day with $100-$150/month. Spending $3-5 dollars a day is cheap eating in the United States.

1200 calories/day is not healthy for a 200 pound person.
Check out this link for info about fat loss.

2 Tight Fisted Miser February 3, 2007 at 10:51 am

Thanks for the info. I realize I could not live on this long term but it is certainly possible for a month.

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