Table of Contents:

9/27/15 – Day 27

9/26/15 – Day 26

9/25/15 – Day 25

9/24/15 – Day 24

9/23/15 – Day 23

9/22/15 – Day 22

9/21/15 – Day 21

9/20/15 – Day 20

9/19/15 – Day 19

9/18/15 – Day 18

9/17/15 – Day 17

9/16/15 – Day 16

9/15/15 – Day 15

9/14/15 – Day 14

9/13/15 – Day 13


Day 12 – 9/12/15

Happy Saturday! Thanks to Juice Press’s (Press’? Grammar?) #willrunforjuice promotion, I am feeling cool, refreshed, and ready to tackle this challenge for another week.

For a bit of background, Juice Press is a small chain in NYC specializing in making fresh, organic, cold-pressed juice. On Saturdays, if you Instagram yourself running with three of their hashtags, you can swing by any of their locations from 10am- noon and pick up a free, full-sized juice of your choosing. And that’s exactly what I did today! I went running (OK I jogged down half a block), snapped a pic, and traded in my Instagram for a green juice made of kale and celery and apples and all that good stuff. For the record, I’m not sure if fresh pressed juice is actually good for you, it may just be placebo effect, but it was nice to chug down something fresh and green and seemingly nutritious.

Due to my susceptibility to most marketing gimmicks (look this one has turmeric and that’s like a magic elixir to prevent anything from the common cold to cancer!), I was totally guilty of buying ridiculously expensive juices all the time. This free juice normally would have cost $10.99. Hold up, that would be almost a full week’s worth of my current budget! It’s crazy how much we pay for modern day conveniences and perceived shortcuts to health, #amiright? #Perspective.

But still, you know where I’ll be next Saturday!

Daily Meals/Costs:

2 eggs – $0.50

Chow Mian ~$0.59 (no peanuts)

Banana – $0.19

Garlic fried rice – $0.20

1 bottle Juice Press Green Juice – Free!

2 Trader Joe’s samples – Free!

Total: $1.48

If you think what we are doing is interesting, impactful, or maybe kind of insane, please consider donating to our efforts here. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a non-profit that works to eliminate food waste and redirect food waste into solving urban hunger.

Donation Total: $445