Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Two

Labor Day 2010 363

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:  $2 transferred to savings, as planned.

Breakfast:  A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios , but no bacon.  It was cheap and we already had what we needed in the house.

Lunch:  Chili dogs and some low fat potato chips.  Everything was from Costco and it was Labor Day, so I’m not feeling too bad about food choices today.

Dinner:   Steak, baked potato with sour cream and a salad.  This was probably a healthier day than yesterday.

Exercise:  40 minutes of cardio.  Lisa mowed the lawn and help our little one wash her truck.

Next goal:  Look for ways to avoid fast food at the start of a busy work week.

So far, so good with the journey.  We’re only 2 days in, but it is a start.

Image Credit:  Vu

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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  • Jay Fleischman

    If you’re a burger guy, buy the ground beef and make your own. Wrap each one individually in a Ziploc bag and freeze so you can have one whenever you want it. Buns get frozen individually as well, and be sure to use something airtight so as to fend off freezer burn.

    When fruit is just on the edge of going bad, freeze it and blend with milk for a morning smoothie (take THAT, Jamba Juice!)

    If you’ve got left over coffee in the pot, use it to fill ice cube trays. Coffee cubes are far better than ice cubes in iced coffee (take THAT, Starbucks!)