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The Hunger Challenge: A Summary

As I'm sure you're well aware by now, last week we participated in the United Way of King County Hunger Challenge. The two of us ate on a mere $12 per day for five days. And we're not just talking about Top Ramen and Kraft mac and cheese. We did our very best to eat [...]

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The Hunger Challenge: Day 5 (aka: Last Day!)

Woo hoo, we're almost there! Today's the last day of the Hunger Challenge. I guess my reports have been mostly optimistic, but I'd be lying if I said this experience was anything close to easy. I knew I was signing on for limited choices. I knew we'd have to plan very carefully, and stick to [...]

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The Hunger Challenge: Day 4

Day 3 of the Hunger Challenge! We ate fairly well again today, but it was a bit more of an exercise in willpower – I worked from home, and that's usually an excuse to majorly graze. But grazing wasn't on the menu – if I were living off of food stamps, I likely wouldn't have [...]

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The Hunger Challenge: Day 3

Day 2 went pretty well. With a yummy breakfast smoothie, a big bowl of potato soup for lunch, and a surprisingly satisfying dinner which included a great quinoa dish I'll post later today, I think we did pretty well, all told. I must admit we went without the salad at dinnertime, and instead had two [...]

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The Hunger Challenge: Day 2

We made it through the first day of the hunger challenge! Whew! Granted, we're eating healthier – and less all around – so maybe I would have been hungry anyway, but, yeah. I was really sort of hungry yesterday. So much that I ate two little sweet pickles that weren't on the menu, but the [...]

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The Hunger Challenge: Day 1

  It's Hunger Action Week, and we've decided to take United Way of King County Hunger Challenge. The challenge? For the two of us to eat, and eat well, on only $12 per day. Sound difficult? It is. And that's what so many people have to live on – it's based on the maximum food [...]

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