Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Three

peanut butter jelly time!

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

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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