Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Five


This is part of an ongoing going series about eating better by avoiding fast food during September and setting aside money under a forced savings plan.  Click here to read the introduction and click here to read other stories in the series.  Lisa and I will be sharing our experiences and what we learn during this experiment.

Savings:  $5 transferred to savings, as planned.

Breakfast:  A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Lisa stayed with her mom in the hospital and I tried to keep things simple for breakfast.  Cereal is simple and cheap.   I normally would have grabbed something from McDonald’s on the way to the office on a day like this, but there is no need when you have plenty of decent food in the refrigerator.

Lunch:  PB&J and leftover macaroni and cheese.  I debated about whether or not to grab a hot dog at Costco instead because I needed to put gas in the truck.  This lead to a pretty entertaining discussion on my personal Facebook page about a wide range of topics that included organic multigrain bread, nitrates, pesticides, Kirkland brand maple syrup and the San Diego Blues Festival.  Some of my friends are a little strange, but they are supportive and I have my quirks too.

Dinner:   My mom made us a beef tortilla casserole that was really good.  With Lisa helping her mom and being gone the last couple of days, my mom wanted to make sure that we got a good meal without having to cook.

Exercise:  It is one of our days off.  If the weather permits, I’ll get my regular workout in tomorrow.  If not, I’ll do some cardio at home.

Next goal:  Still need to get on a scale.  Maybe on Saturday.

Image credit:  Jorge Gobbi

Carl Starrett

Carl Starrett is a consumer bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, California helping debtors file for protection under Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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