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One Dollar A Day Meals
Posted By Jim On 01/21/2009 @ 12:33 pm In Frugal Living | 10 Comments
Would you believe it’s possible to live on only a dollar a day in food? I didn’t. I still wouldn’t, except I saw this “little” project by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard called the One Dollar Diet Project . As if in a reverse Morgan Spurlock Super-size Me, they were going to live for thirty days on only a dollar a day in food. In true blogger fashion, the two Social Justice teachers blogged about what they did each day in September (Day 1  … Day 30 ) and it’s gained them  quite  some  notoriety  and quite a bit of knowledge. The best part is that they’ve kept on writing about it.
One dollar a day meals seems almost impossible but sometimes just setting the bar that high is enough motivation to make significant changes in your life. An example of this is when I was budgeting diligently right after graduation. I would try to maximize the number of no spend days each month. A no spend day was a day in which I didn’t spend any cash or charge anything to my credit cards. I still “spent” money because I still drove to work and I still ate, but the idea was to create a metric I could use to motivate me to not spend money. My all-time record was eleven days (in a 31 day month) and the longest streak was three days. I believe both metrics were made higher because I was tracking them and competing against myself. It probably saved me a little bit of money too, which was helpful when it came time to make a down payment on a house.
Try setting your own “one dollar a day” goal or a no spend day goal and you’ll certainly benefit from it somehow, someway.
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 Day 1: http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/it-starts-today/
 Day 30: http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/day-thirty/
 them: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20081122/news_1m22dollar.html
 quite: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/health/nutrition/04well.html?_r=1&ref=science
 some: http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/as-seen-on-fox-and-friends/
 notoriety: http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/as-seen-on-inside-edition/
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