Something I didn't realise is that you can't carry money forward on this challenge - each day must come in at no more than £1, which is a bit of a bugger as I was hoping to keep a few pennies in reserve each day in case I *really* needed some extra one day (if I have a migraine for example). Had I realised this at the start of the day I probably would have used up the extra. But no matter, I know now!
Normally on Tuesdays my work consists of just one 2-hour session of cleaning, in a particularly difficult house where resides a long-haired black cat. She is lovely, but boy does she shed, so the cleaning and vacuuming are particularly vigorous and of the on-hands-and-knees-with-an-attachment variety. This takes a lot of energy. Also, with it being a bank holiday week, I also had a session in the afternoon at another house that I usually do on Monday. This all took quite a bit out of me. I've only been a home helper for three weeks after giving up a third of a century sitting behind a desk, so as yet I am not all that fit. You can imagine how I felt by late yesterday afternoon after all that hard work on relatively little food, so I had to have a peanut butter sandwich to start feeling remotely alive again. It worked, but it cost me 4.2p for 2 slices of wholemeal bread and 3.6p for 20g of value peanut butter, bringing my spend up to 42.5p. Dinner was starting to look a bit less generous, but at least by now my indigestion was gone!
I don't know whether it was the reduced food intake or the hard work or both, but I was ready for bed very early and turned in at about 9:30. Time spent asleep is time not spent thinking about food!
So - a grand total of just over 91p spent on my first day. I was expecting to have lost some weight as a welcome side-effect, but the scales told me this morning that I am actually a pound heavier than I was yesterday morning. Tuh!
But the *important* pounds are the ones that I earned yesterday by sticking within the limit. Thanks to the people sponsoring me so far, £14 will now be going to the dogs, and that's better than losing a stone!