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