Hang in there! When I was employed w a paycheck, I too was paid once a month and I remember some people I worked w who had it tough those last few days before payday.
Start doing a real pantry challenge. Maybe read over there to get some ideas to stretch what you have.
I agree, the gas thing will hurt you. But ration that out and after you get paid, think of what you can do to stretch you dollar next month so you will be ready for the thinner days coming up. Good luck and many hugs.
"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."