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Eat healthier by cooking your own food

The Plan

Every so often I realize that I've been spending too much. As a result I take a month (although the first time was 40 days) and 'fast' on spending. It's not easy, but it's quite helpful in many ways. Each time I've done this I have actually made between 50 and 200 dollars. Combine that with the money I didn't spend, and the fact that I reformed my spending, it can have a big impact financially.


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Cash: $72.79

Day 8: Like a Miyagi-ite

Today I have a few chores to do. I a going to start by finishing mowing the lawn. There's lots of leaves out there so it takes longer. I wanted to buy a sweeper for the mower, but can't this month. The other chore is painting (staining) the fence. Brittany is going to come over and help out. I suppose neither of these are chores really. I love mowing the lawn and painting is great too. Two things that have instant results.

For lunch I made myself a double cheeseburger from things that were in the freezer and fridge. A fly got stuck in the pickle jar water. I felt bad that it was swimming around in there so I pulled it out and put it on the table (outside). I didn't think it would make it but a little while later it was wiggling around and testing out its wings.

I felt a little icky part way through the day. I don't know what to blame it on but my guess is that the frozen burgers didn't agree with me. Dinner was Kraft mac and cheese with leftover pudding for dessert. This my first zero income days. I did get help from Brittany painting the fence. I wonder if that counts. I suppose I will put it up :)


Acquired: painted fence, help from Brittany, Karma bonus from fly rescue
Consumed: cereal, pickles, mac and cheese, double cheese burger, butterscotch pudding

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