the cost of fat.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
So, after the birth of my kids i was really lucky--about 1 month after they were born i was only about 6-7 over where i was BEFORE i got pregnant. After that I proceeded to gain all the weight that i lost BEFORE i got pregnant (let me tell ya, breastfeeding is a bitch 'cause it revved up my appetite and i couldn't control it anymore). So, i piled on about 35 lbs.
Let's do some math.
35 lbs at 3500 cal per pound=122500 calories! These are ALL THE EXTRA CALORIES THAT I PUT INTO MY BODY to ruin what i've accomplished before i got pregnant. Guess, chugging orange juice by the gallonfuls will add up quickly.
So let's presume that a calorie worth of food costs 0.1 penny - so a slice of bread at 100 cal would be equivalent to about 10 cents. Then, this amount of 122500 calories translates to $122.5. it's like i used 122.5 dollars worth of energy just in storage! Frankly, i'd rather buy nice and cute jeans. or f-me-boots. Or, i could have put it into a stock market and it could have turned into a nice and tight little sum sometimes 10 years from now. Instead, i accrued the emotional costs of feeling like a dump as well as financial costs of having to buy new clothes. I think this made for a REALLY CRAPPY investment......
(granted, shoes are even worse investment, but they bring INFINITELY MORE PLEASURE!)