A few years ago I started rethinking new years resolutions. I decided it was better to make a resolution for January, rather than the whole year.
Since then, I've had much better success keeping them. One I've done on a regular basis is give up booze for the month. Sometimes, I give up tea and coffee too.
This year, 2014, I decided to do something a little different. I decided to see if I could live off an average of a pound a day for a month. I decided to blog it.
Read MoreWhat I thought this would be at the outset.
Read MoreFor some reason I thought that the best way to start this feat was not with a day by day menu with cost breakdown, but instead a trip to the supermarket.
Read MoreOnly the recklessly niave would attempt a low budget diet by shopping first and deciding the meal portions later. In this post, following the shop, I tried to work out a sensible portion size.
Read MoreHideously unprepared, I start on my first day with little or no sense of direction.
Read MoreBound by decisions made on day one, I continue to stumble forwards. Fortuantely Aldis latest offer and a late night cooking session offers redemption.
Read MoreI manage to eat three square meals in one day. And exercise.
Read MoreStruggling with balancing flavour and nutrition, I attempt to make garlic soup.
Read MoreI spend the day in the kitchen, and celebrate by eating a frozen lentil mistake.
Read MoreI decide to celebrate breaking through the resolution breaking first weekend by buying a budget busting 99p loaf.
Read MoreFor my first lunch away from the kitchen, I prepared a packed lunch.
Read MoreWhilst attempting to adjust some elements of my daily food costs downwards, I find that I've mispriced some of the ingredients I've been using.
Read MoreI break a pattern and deviate from porridge for breakfast.
Read MoreStepping on the scales, I discover I've lost one stone in ten days.
Read More I over do it physically, and get hit by my diet. Fortunately, a couple of trips to Aldi and an unconventional dinner provides redemption.
Read MoreWe visit relatives for a lovingly prepared sunday roast dinner.
Read MoreI recieve some feedback from other bloggers, and accidentally explode some porridge in the microwave.
Read MoreDisorganisation causes me to loose time in the morning, and I take a look at the kitchen equipment I'm using to meet this challenge.
Read MoreI develop a cunning scheme to turn excess porridge oats into edible not-porridge.
Read MoreLunchtime marks my half way point through my diet. I decide to celebrate after work by spending most of the remainder of my cash.
Read MorePrior to a full stocktake of my remaining food, I attempt to make a lentil burger.
Read MoreIt's a saturday, which seems to mean cook day. I prepare a pea soup, and a lentil chilli.
Read MoreI start the day with pancakes, which don't go exactly to plan.
Read MoreWith support, a desire for lentil casserole eclipses the lust for bacon.
Read MoreI decide to right previous wrongs, and have another go at making a porridge oat pancake.
Read MoreMy challenge is featured in the Birmingham Mail!
Read MoreTommorow marks the start of the last week of my challenge.
Read MoreI exhaust my remaining stock of butter, and end up 28p over budget for the day.
Read MoreI have scrambled eggs on toast for lunch, and two other meals that are not quite as great.
Read More Today I enjoy three meals which I would be more than happy to eat after my january challenge has concluded.
Read More I am so focused on the friday end date, I totally forget I am now four weeks worth of meals into my challenge!
Read More Yesterdays sense of acheivement wears off - leaving a void in it's place.
Read More Ninety meals down and three remaining, I start to imagine a £1.54 blowout on my last meal of the challenge!
Read More My final day of the challenge, and I'm glad to say that one of my two targets has been met before the midnight deadline!
Read More Just over a week after completion, I return with some thoughts of my challenge.