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: $3 transferred to savings, as planned.
Breakfast: Eggs with cheese, bacon and blueberry muffins. The muffins were a box mix, probably from Costco. Lisa’s goal is to use as much stuff as we can from around the house without making any special trips to the store.
Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple, an energy bar and 2 Oreo cookies. Okay, I could have done without the energy bar and cookies.
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich reminded me of a discussion I had with friend that worked in construction many years ago. He told me once about running up a $40 tab at the food truck that came to the job each day. It came twice a day, once for the morning break and once for lunch. I remember reminding him of how much cheaper it would to bring a PB&J from home rather than buying something from the food truck.
It also makes me wonder how much we waste on impulse purchases and places like 7-11 or Circle K. You stop in for gas and you end up spending $5-$10 for “extras” like and energy drink, candy bar or a soda.
Dinner: Steak, baked potato with sour cream and a salad. This was probably a healthier day than yesterday.
Exercise: Nothing today really. Our normal workout days or Monday, Wednesday and Friday and today is Tuesday. Maybe I need to start going for a 30-minute walk after lunch or some other physical activity.
Next goal: More exercise.
Tune into tomorrow.
Image credit: Dean Tennenbaum