Financial and Physical Fitness: Day Ten

9/11 Memorial - South Pool

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.

With Lisa’s mom in the hospital, this is probably the longest period of time we’ve been apart since we’ve been married.  We’re doing okay with staying away from the fast food, but it sure would be easier if she were around.  We’ll share more on that in future blogs in this series.

Savings:  $10 to savings, as planned.

Breakfast:  A bowl of Raisin Bran and fruit:  watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.  I’m easy to please.

Lunch:  Costco hot dog.  I was planning on a long meeting with a client and getting out of the office after a long meeting is a nice break.  The meeting ended abruptly and much sooner than anticipated, but at least I got my hot dog!

Dinner:  Roast beef, baked potatoes and carrots.  I have to give my mom the credit for that one.  To help me out, she made dinner for me and Michelle (our daughter) and I’m set for tonight and tomorrow night as well.

Exercise:  Nothing today, which will cost me tomorrow.  Our trainer promise a very intense cardio regimen if I didn’t get something in today.

Tomorrow is the 12th. anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  I compare the unity of that time to the broken man I saw today.  His predicament was largely of his own making, but he wasn’t exactly receiving much support from the people in his life.  What started off as a fun experiment for us to save money and eat better has turns into an interesting journey of self-discovery.  I appreciate more how much my wife does and I think she appreciates how much we are capable of.  I am also reminded how much little things can make a big difference in someone’s day like a prepared meal.  My encouragement to readers of this is to look for a way to make someone’s day better tomorrow.  That’s all for now, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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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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