Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Seventeen

Team Work

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:  $17 transferred to savings, as planned.

Breakfast:  A bowl of Raisin Bran and bacon.

Lunch:  I know I say I was going to start making my lunches again, but Lisa is still out of the office.  I needed gas, so went to Costco again and had a hot dog, soda and fat free yogurt.

Dinner:  My mom made us a chicken and rice dish that was really good.  More on that later.

Exercise:  Off day.

When I started this blog series, I was picturing a little peak into our lives as we applied some of the things that Lisa and I try to teach our clients.  Lisa wrote about team work and how we would be working together to plan the transition to living for a month without fast food.  With Lisa’s mom on the hospital, the team work has taken on a new meaning.  Lisa and her father are working together to help her mom while I take over of the household duties and keep the office running.  And my mom has been helping with the occasional meal while dealing with her own health issues.

Team work was turned up a notch yesterday.  My uncle, my mom’s youngest brother, died in his sleep last night.  I called my mom to see how she was doing.  Before I could even get to that, she asked me how Lisa’s mom was doing.  Then she asked me to come over to pick up the dinner she had made for and Michelle.  I’m checking in on her and she’s trying to take care of me.  Wow.

The journey continues tomorrow.

Image credit:  Easa Shamih

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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