Sally Hetherington

Rotaract

Reflections of a not-so-hungry soul

It is 5am on Saturday, 21st May, and I am sitting in bed working on a presentation for Rotaract Eastern Region Club Officer Training next weekend. How easily I have slipped into my old routine of no sleep, after having my first post LBL meal last night. In case you were wondering, it was a falafel burger, coke zero, and some fries shared with friends. And yes, my tummy did not thank me for it. What a changed perspective I have from living below the line. I have raised awareness about  ...

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The end is in sight…

Today is the final day of LBL. This morning I had about 5 mouthfuls of my rice with frozen veggies before I just couldn’t stomach anymore. Not only has my stomach shrunk, I burnt the rice I had cooked, so it taste like burnt popcorn. Not the most appetising of meals, but it kept me going for a  ...

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Sickly

Today was Day 4 of LBL. When I woke up I felt tired, dizzy, nauseous and hungry. I almost didn’t go into work, but knew that I was swapping lunches with another LBL’er, so had to go in as he was expecting a change from his usual soup. At work, once again, I lacked concentration, but  ...

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Lunchtime Blues

As I write this entry, I am sitting at my desk at work eating the same thing I had for breakfast – rice with egg and frozen veggies. My workmate that is also living below the line forgot his food today and I gave him some of mine, leaving me with around half of my lunch. I have lost all  ...

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It’s only day two…

I started day two off with some delicious scrambled eggs and rice. I needed the extra energy as I mentor a kid at Bourke St Primary on Tuesdays. I caught a cab there instead of walking, and ended up having to mentor not only one, but two little girls. Needless to say, they were VERY energetic,  ...

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Hungry

Today was my first day of Live Below the Line. I decided to sleep in and skip the walk to work, so wasn’t incredibly hungry when I ate my bland omelette when I go to the office. Around 10am my hunger pains started to kick in, and I became sleepy. Without my usual morning Pepsi Max to wake  ...

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Off to a bumpy start

Yesterday I went for a walk up to Vaucluse in the morning, and had my $10 with me to purchase my Live Below the Line food on the way home. I lost that $10 somewhere between Rose Bay shops and Point Piper. Even after backtracking, I couldn’t find it. My friends raised a good point –  ...

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Rotaract

Dreams Can Come True

On Saturday 9th April, 2011, Eastern Suburbs Rotaract became official. Having jumped out of a plane that morning, I was a bit worse for wear and functioning on minimal sleep. However, the evening was a huge success! I thought I would share my speech with you, as I am too tired to be writing a  ...

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Life

Australian of the Year

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that I won the Commonwealth Bank Local Hero Award, along with another Bank Employee, Chris. I had asked my boss to nominate me in the hope that I would get more exposure amongst the Group with my volunteer work, but had no expectations of winning. When it  ...

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