Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. To avoid everyone calling me a cheat and a liar in a few weeks, I will tell you that I have a trip right smack in the middle of this challenge. For the last 3 credits of my grad program, I am going to London for a week. It’s a course in financial markets and we’ll be visiting several companies and getting to know the history of one of the world’s largest and oldest financial hubs. We get to meet the team that determines the LIBOR rate!! (Yup, I’m a nerd, but if you know what that it is, then you know this is a cool opportunity.) Again, I digress.
Unless I pack an entire suitcase of cookware and hit up Sainsbury’s as soon as I land at Heathrow, it will be impossible to keep up with most of my challenge while I’m gone. Of course I’ll try to be as mindful as possible while making food choices, but I’ll have to break my no-restaurant rule. That and apparently we’re going as a group to some phenomenal Lebanese restaurant our last night in town. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.