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: $14 transferred to savings, as planned.
Breakfast: Michelle wanted to ride her horse, so we wanted a simple breakfast that would allow us to leave at a decent hour. The solution: a bowl of Raisin Bran for me.
Lunch: My sister and her youngest son share the same birthday, so we had a little get together for them at Peter Piper Pizza. It was the first pizza I’ve had in 3 or 4 weeks and I’ll admit to having cake too. I think I forgot to make a “special occasion” exception to the rules against fast food. But rules are made to be broken and the fast food intake is next to nothing.
Dinner: Michelle went to a birthday party and I had time to kill. It would have been a 30-minute drive home and another round trip after that, so I instead opted for a movie. I had a theater hot dog. Let’s just say it the movie won’t be winning any Oscars. Note to self: screen the movies better before you go out for the evening. The hot dog was good though, even if it was theater food.
Exercise: Does running errands and buying birthday presents count?
Even with my wife gone, avoiding fast food has not been as hard as I thought it would. As we begin the third week of her mother’s recuperation, that could change. Sometimes, you just need to roll with the punches.
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