Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Eighteen


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:  $18 transferred to savings, as planned.

Breakfast:  A bowl of Cheerios.  I had to be at a hearing at 8:00 a.m. and hit the ground running.

Lunch:  A client didn’t give me something that I needed for a morning hearing, so I spent pretty much the rest of morning trying to get what I needed.  I was on hold with the IRS for over 90 minutes and couldn’t leave my desk without possibly getting disconnected.  I finally had an apple and a sourdough roll.

Dinner:  Michelle likes my grilled cheese sandwiches.  Throw in some tomato soup and we were good to go.

Exercise:  I had court at 3:30 p.m. and figured I would have enough time to get to my workout. Then I locked my keys in the truck.  Oops.  After 20 minutes, AAA came to my rescue and just went home.  I may try to make it up tomorrow.

Lisa follows a website called FlyLady, which is basically a support and self-help group that offers advice to help people with housekeeping.  As I understand it, the concept is to help people break down housekeeping into small tasks so that the job doesn’t become overwhelming. With Lisa gone, I can appreciate what a pain in the neck it is to get things done at home and have to work with me at the office.

If I only learn one thing from this entire experiment, it is that Lisa needs more help at home from me than I currently give her.  Hopefully she’ll smile when she reads this.

Image credit:  Serene Vannoy

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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