At first, when I heard 50/50 Make or Break was launching on a Saturday, I was a bit disappointed because I figured there would be far less noise going out into the interwebs about the projects.
Yesterday morning, in what would turn out to be an exercise in foreshadowing, @malbonster reached out to me and asked how I was doing.
At that point, I was still (cautiously) optimistic about the whole experience, despite the slightly bothersome headache I developed late on Saturday. I also picked up my son Emilio, who is 8 and a half, from his mother’s late on Saturday, and was very excited to tell him about #DontFeedThePlanner. Surely he would be moved by it. We went out with the kids (Emilio, 8 and Mateo, 15 months) to the (sunny) playground for a couple of hours.
I frequently have headaches when I put off eating (which happens often when I come across something exciting and simply forget about food for hours). I am 6’4″ (1.93m) and weigh about 215 lbs (97 Kg or about 15.3 stone), and am technically overweight (so say the doctors) because of my body fat level. Clearly, a famine aid ration is enough to sustain an individual –but it was becoming obvious to me that my body had gotten used to much, much more.
had the bright idea of taking took a massive 1g paracetamol pill for the headache, which had taken a slight migrainous feel. This did not suit my (almost empty) stomach well. My evening went by between feeling nauseated, and vomiting. I actually only ate half of my aid ration yesterday because of this.
Now: I feel really happy because of the great feedback my project has received, and the sentiment on social networks. I am, however, a bit disappointed by the fact that the only donations are from my lovely wife @mgespejel, and my awesome friend @m_e_m_a from Argentina. C’mon guys… put your money where my mouth is, please.