Ration Challenge … Day 3!

Day 3 of the Ration Challenge is complete! I am now nearly ½ way through which is helping to keep me going. It is tough going, and today I don’t feel as though I have much energy and have felt as though my brain has gone to mush – maybe today wasn’t the best day to write and submit an assignment??? At least it kept me distracted from the hunger, distraction seems to be key, almost ignoring those pangs of hunger.

This morning started as usual with congee blitzed with a splash or milk and cinnamon, lunch was a portion of fried rice which was a lot tastier for being able to add some fried onion thanks to everyone who has sponsored me! Then I had hummus and flatbreads for tea which is still my favourite meal so far. I cannot imagine I will be reaching for rice anytime soon after this challenge!

There has been a lot less cooking today as I have been cooking in bulk, when possible, which has made a pleasant change. It certainly takes some planning and organising as the meals do not really lend themselves to being things you can grab and take with you as you dash about.

My 2-year-old told me that my stomach was growling and that means that I am hungry! I think I have stopped listening to my stomach as it is growling most of the time at the minute. This may explain why the ‘hangryness’ has set in! My patience levels are not as high as normal, and I feel as though I may not react as calmly as usual. I take my hat off to those doing the challenge who are working full-time as I do not know how they do it without being sacked!!

I received an email from Concern Worldwide today saying that thanks to a group of extremely generous Ration Challenge partners, every donation received in the next 24 hours (until 12pm 27th May, or until the funds run out) will be matched, pound for pound!   

It is lovely to know that there are extremely generous organisations out there who are making this possible.

Last time I checked I could not believe my eyes when I saw that I have now raised £345! Wow! Thank you again to everyone who has been generous enough to sponsor me, I cannot tell you how much it means to me!

The money I have raised can provide Covid-19 kits for 10 refugees – containing essential hygiene items to help protect their families against the spread of Covid, including face masks, soap, and hand sanitiser.

I was very touched when I saw a post on social media from Concern Worldwide…

When you think back to your childhood, what did you want to be when you grew up?

For young refugees living in camps, the future is filled with so much uncertainty and challenges many of us will never see in our lifetimes. Access to education is often hard to come by and the future is unknown.

Through it all though, they are optimistic about their futures – and it is thanks to your support that we are able to keep their dreams alive. Thank you!

L.O.S.T Mum • Ration Challenge UK 2021

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