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Budgeting money and budgeting food almost act as stoic catharsis...
I limit some areas and restrict myself while enjoying the more sparse moments (food and nights out, etc) more deeply.
Finding having tighter control over myself brings me comfort in a chaotic world.
Which is interesting. Need to think this over more when I get a chance.
Anyhow. Not a way of life I would recommend for others unless they naturally arrived at it on their own.
Also have been budgeting a lot more.
Paying down my last couple of debts. (Car and student loan). Anything extra after that I’m shoving into a low fee index stock fund (VTWAX Total World).
I finally have a savings account.
Feel like I can finally breathe.
Come a long way from working at Budget Rent a Car after the war.
Started intermittent fasting. Eating from noon to 8pm. Basically I’m skipping breakfast.
- Have a protein shake (combo of whey and vegetable protein mix) and a low sugar energy drink or coffee at noon.
- Have a taco (flour tortilla, canned meat/fish, shredded cheese, salsa) around 3pm. Along with a fiber drink for appetite suppression.
- Larger dinner mostly of some freshly cooked meat and lots of fresh or frozen vegetables.
Drinking more water.
Seems to be working. Don’t really feel hunger.
Found myself in a dive bar in South Texas.
Something out of a trailer on the side of a salt flat. Close to the Gulf. Folks drinking Dos Equis.
There’s a center table. A lady working four Mexican men. She says she don’t speak Spanish. She does. The men are speaking with each other, thinking she doesn’t know. She does.
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