Day 3 – Hmmm……….Live Below the Line

May 1, 2013

Wednesdays are always quite an active day for the Whiten boys, as it’s PE and swimming lessons (and of course school) for the eldest, pre-school and swimming lessons for the middle one, and a busy morning for mummy and the baby gardening.  This was the first morning my tummy had rumbled, and I did notice by the end of the day that we were all walking a little slower than usual after swimming.

Needless to say, the wider aspects of this challenge have come into sharper focus today.  Day 1 and 2 were my usual fairly sedentary life.  I had not noticed being hungry or energy levels being low.  However, I have been pondering as more active Day 3 went on how in the real world people are struggling for money for food, and don’t have desk jobs or sedentary lives to be able to conserve calories; instead they are more likely to be children foraging on the rubbish dump all day, women breastfeeding their babies whilst working a field or men toiling in a copper mine.

How must it feel to do this on not enough calories to be sustainable?  What about when you have so little food you can’t even DO these things………….and so you can no longer earn the pittance to be able to buy the minimal food you did have?

A little tummy rumbling is nothing in comparison.

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