I am seeing a difference in my body. My silhouette is slimmer. My pants slide on easily. I feel better, too.
But I haven't been getting exercise. It's too hot to walk, my preferred form of exercise, and the corn on my toe pad makes it even harder.
So I joined Planet Fitness. Yesterday was the last day of a signup deal -- $1 startup fee and $10 a month, no commitment. (But there is a $39 annual fee that kicks in in October). I haven't belonged to a gym in 10-15 years, but I think maybe now is the time. This is a lot cheaper than joining the Y or the senior center. I'm going there today to check out the equipment.
Yesterday involved more spending. My date with my grandson at IHOP cost $17, and then I went to PetSmart again to use coupons and to get my replacement lid. I spent another $17 there. My pet supplies category is bursting! But I feel I should use the Muse coupons whenever I get them -- soon enough they will stop the promotion, and I'll be paying full price. I have to say I am very well stocked, and next month's cost should be very low.
My variables spending is now at 75%. I have twelve more days until the budget resents. But I think I have now gotten past the bulk of my expenses this month. Except for the window washing on the 25th, which still won't take me over.
Today is payday from the College. That check is automatically deposited into the Chase account, that I opened in order to get a bonus. I just leave that account alone. It will help me get through the gap year -- the year after the College payment stops but before my Social Security bumps up.
Day One Hundred Forty-Four