Ration Challenge: Day 4 (aka The Warmth of Words)

According to the radio weather guy it’s the coldest evening of the year so far. According to my mental weather station it’s warm and sunny today. It’s my hump day of the Challenge, I am half-way through. This thought is good enough. But the main source of warmth today is the words of care, support,… Continue reading Ration Challenge: Day 4 (aka The Warmth of Words)

Ration Challenge Day 2: I am hungry

The sun was so generous today with shine and warmth…. I went outside during lunch time. “To fresh my brain”, – was my self-talk. In fact, I probably didn’t want to be around people eating delicious, nutritios food, that was not RICE!  At lunch time it was bearable. but close to 4 pm I stopped… Continue reading Ration Challenge Day 2: I am hungry

Ration Challenge: two days to start (aka “last before fast”)

I have amazing people around me. Really supportive. We had a laughing lunch today at Rahzoo – the “last before fast” one. Good-buy, all beautiful delicious nutritios salads of Rahzoo…. Next time we share a meal with my friends  I’ll be on a rice diet. In only I haven’t eat all 450 gramm of the weekly… Continue reading Ration Challenge: two days to start (aka “last before fast”)

Ration Challenge: salad is back!

Hello, my coffee! Welcome back, salad! Nice to see you again, my freedom of choice of food and drink! Very good to meet you, my post-challenge thoughts and reflections. I need some more time to digest the experience of non-eating. For now I am tired, grateful, glad. With the help of my friends I’ve raised… Continue reading Ration Challenge: salad is back!

Ration Challenge: Day 6 (aka Relationships)

  Day 6 was not just about me. There were two of us in the kitchen. Same ration. Two portions. Double responsibility. What if he doesn’t like it? Risk to spoil the food. Risk to ruin relationships. My relationships didn’t survive through collapse of USSR, didn’t survive moving countries on a voluntary basis. It was… Continue reading Ration Challenge: Day 6 (aka Relationships)

Ration Challenge: Day 5 (aka Responsibility)

  My falafel was good!! Delicious, tasty, so much needed protein! It came as a reward at the end of the fifth’s day of the Ration Challenge. But it also came with some worry. When I measured the qualities for the two day portion, I thought I could count the peas instead of using a… Continue reading Ration Challenge: Day 5 (aka Responsibility)

Ration challenge: one day to start. Boy, it’s not a lot!

One day to start my Refugee Challenge. I went to a supermarket today  to fill my ration bags. I got chickpeas and lentils from dispensers. My understanding of what 85 g of chickpeas and 170g of lentils was very far from reality. BOY IT’S NOT A LOT!!!! I had to empty the bags twice before… Continue reading Ration challenge: one day to start. Boy, it’s not a lot!