My mom made my lunch until I was about 15 or 16 years old. Sandwich, fruit and maybe a cookie. In elementary school I also got 7 cents for milk. Ice cream was 10 cents so I saved my money and bought ice cream every other day and eventually candy at the 7-11 down the street once there were enough leftover pennies. This surreptitious abuse of my milk money was my introduction to money management.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.