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: $7 transferred to savings, as planned.
Breakfast: A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and some eggs. I think our daughter was tired of cereal and bagels, so she made some scrambled eggs.
Lunch: We had sandwiches from a local place called Poor Boy Subs. I suppose you could call this fast food, but we had a gift certificate and we were supporting a local business. I also hadn’t seen Lisa for a few days because of her mom’s medical situation and she just needed to get out for a while.
Dinner: We had dinner at a local restaurant called Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill. Another gift certificate and another local business to support. Restaurants are exempted from the rule of no fast food.
Exercise: 40 minutes of cardio.
It has been an unusual week. Lisa was gone for several days, helping out with her mom. Other than today’s trip to a sandwich shop, we’ve kept up the goal of staying away from fast food and met the goal of setting aside a specific amount of money in savings. Next week presents more of a challenge because we’ll be filing several bankruptcy cases, which usually means late meetings and an increased temptation to get burgers or some other type of fast food. Planning ahead will be the key.
Image credit: Steve Jurvetson