Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Fourteen

Peter Piper Pizza Burleson TX

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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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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