Wooooo some good conversation is happening about the Survive on 35 challenge. I loved hearing what YOU spend on groceries in a week. If you’re on twitter you can follow the #surviveon35 hashtag to see all the meals, posts, chats. There’s a bit of debate going there too.
I made some inexpensive meals yesterday. Remember the price per meal is about $1.66. For breakfast I had store brand greek yogurt, raw oats, and pineapple. This meal cost approximately $1.06.
For lunch I had a salad with romaine, grilled asparagus, and green lentils plus a side of whole wheat toast with butter. This meal was approximately $1.45.
Both were healthy, both were filling. But it wasn’t easy to fit a whole meal into that price.
The other thing I was thinking about yesterday was snacks. When I’m working at home I usually like to have an apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips. That definitely wouldn’t fit into the daily allotment of food costs.
I’ll be pricing out a few more meals over the next week to see what I can come up with for that price. Plus, I’ll be following the official #surviveon35 bloggers.
Yesterday I was tracking another little challenge of my own. On Tuesday I received a super cool package from The Heart and Stroke Foundation (you’ll have the chance to win one of these packages soon!) I was most looking forward to the pedometer that I knew was coming.
The experts say that you’re supposed to get to 10,000 steps in a day. Yesterday I kept my pedometer snapped shut so it wouldn’t influence my steps. I wanted to truly test how many steps are in my regular day. The grand total:
I had a hunch it wouldn’t be over 10,000. Keep in mind that I don’t have a car so I’m walking to the subway and transferring to the bus, etc, etc. Plus my school campus is pretty big so crossing between classes puts on some extra steps.
There are some days that I work from home all day. I couldn’t even imagine how low the steps would be on a day like that.
Today I’m going to keep checking all day to try to push me to 10,000.
How many steps do you think you get in a day? Have you ever tracked your steps?