Did you catch the Biggest Loser last night?
I have not been able to stop thinking about the message Suze Orman gave last night when she was on the show.
For a re-cap of last night’s episode click here.
She clearly correlated not counting calories with racking up debt. It’s putting my brain in a boggle.
It does make sense that if your health habits are out-of-order something else in your life is probably out-of-order. Which is what I love about the Biggest Loser, they try to dig deep to find the real root of the weight gain issues for these contestants.
I had to take a second and look at my own situation and see if this is true. Currently I have been “working” on my financial situation. I have been struggling with my weight and well I am in debt. So sure I can say she is probably onto something.
I am a single woman who during college worked 2-3 jobs simultaneously to support myself, paid for the majority of college on my own and was also over extended by being involved in a Sorority and various clubs and organizations on campus. These activities sort of pushed me into the debt situation that I am working with now. I also began the weight gaining cycle as soon as the stresses of all these activities built up and I sort of lost myself. I wasn’t finding time to work out and I wasn’t eating healthy or being healthy.
It’s amazing that it has taken me this episode to see these two problems as possibly being connected. I just sort of feel lost now. Suze did not really give a fool proof answer on how to turn it all around.
Sure, I am working like crazy person to train for races, to get other workouts in daily and to eat healthy. But no I am not religiously everyday counting calories. I am not being accountable for every single bite of food that goes into my mouth. There is definitely room for improvement in this area. I would like to go back to writing down my meals just to get an idea of where I am at. When I do this I do eat better, because I have to write it down.
I am going to assume that she would have me treat my bank account just like an allotted amount of calories per day. I only get so many and I need to make the right (healthy) choices with it. It’s just a little more abstract when it comes to money and budgeting. I have tried over and over again to budget, but I can’t find a rhythm that works for me.
Morgan at Life After Bagels has made her situation work by putting money into jars. (click her link to be directed to the post about how that works for her). I think it’s a fun idea and helps you to see the money in the jars, but I can’t quite get myself to account for all expenses all the time. Also, I am not financially in a place where I can really over pay on my credit cards and get them down.
So my goal of this rant, is to take some time this weekend and look a little bit harder at my budgeting routine. See if I can rein in some of the unneccessary spending and see how my budgeting and my weight can become a happy subject in my life. And how the two of these issues are connected. I would like to live a happy, debt free and healthy life.
Do you think that there is a correlation between your waistline and your bank account? Just curious what your opinions are.