Can You Eat on $29 A Week? – Gwyneth Paltrow Bails for Licorce


Gwyneth Paltrow called her separation from her husband Chris Martin conscious uncoupling. I guess she called her just failed “all you can eat for $29 a week” challenge conscious unpooring.

Really, I could not do this challenge properly and I should not knock anyone that tried. Really, I shouldn’t — but this is just sitting there like a ripe pimple waiting to be plucked. More people absolutely need to know about others that are suffering from hunger so that they will begin to think about what people need.  Gwinnie could have not done anything, had her fabulous diet of macrobiotic fabulousness and been spared all the vitriol. Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t–I guess. But, Gwyneth Paltrow lasted 4 days as a poor person, caving to cravings that included chicken and black licorice.

What a flipping joke! Scallions-kale-limes? Seriously? Where is the Mac N Cheese, beans, rice and Hamburger Helper? Why not just pair up with someone in need and see what reality is?  Or, how about a six figure ANONYMOUS donation to a major food bank?

The Goopster attempted to live on $29 a week, like someone on food stamps. Her food selections were not exactly the staple of the needy — cilantro, avocados, scallions, kale and limes. Nobody eating on $29 per week is spending a good chunk of it on 9 limes…unless the other $26 is going for gin. Furthermore, I find it hard to believe someone with Paltrow’s resources couldn’t hire a dietitian or a nutritionist to provide a meal plan and shopping list for food items that were inexpensive, filling and nutritious. That would be more helpful than her patting herself on the back and sharing how hungry she was over the course of the week. Oh hell, you can buy a lot of Top Raman for 29 bucks, and I’d like to introduce Ms. Paltrow to the pasta aisle. I spent a lot of time there when I was a youngin’.

But it all went to hell when she just had to have chicken, fresh vegetables and more. She posted on Goop, “in fully transparency … half a bag of black licorice.”

One woman’s nadir of narcissism for the time capsule: “in fully transparency … half a bag of black licorice.”

Gwyneth gave herself a C minus. On Wednesday, her rep said …”She already finished the challenge last week.” The rep never mentioned she fell 3 days short. But Gwyneth herself admits she’s really bad at poor.She needs to feel the fear of the $29 not making it a full week, or the worry and sorrow that her children may have to go to bed hungry a few nights.

I know–people complain about the way things are, and how sometimes it seems as though nobody cares. Yet, here is a person who does, and the best I can collectively come up with is anger, and harsh words… for shame!   For shame? I guess- but, live it for 6 months Gwyneth– without all your money and “HELP” then you can come back and TWEET all you have learned. And afterward, I am sure she will raving once again about yet another $2000 a day juice cleanse on Goop.

I’m done. But, this gives me another chance of reminding everyone about our local food bank, and that’s a good thing.

 Lanark County Food Bank:

Address: 5 Allan St, Carleton Place, ON
Phone:(613) 257-8546
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
“Communities without Hunger“  is their mission is to provide safe and nutritional food assistance to persons in need  Remember that 1st Annual hike for Hunger is Saturday May 2nd 1-4pm at the Goodwood Marsh Trail in Beckwith.

All donations are welcomed (except expired, opened, or homemade food). They often have a need for certain items, depending on the month or season. Here’s their most recent top 10 items they need to replenish at the food bank:

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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