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Money and weight

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Yesterday I caught the Oprah show, it was about the debt diet, and probably a rerun. I seldom watch Oprah, but found yesterday's show intriguing.

Most of the people who were trying to eliminate their debt also lost weight, even though that wasn't their focus. Does the reverse work? Do people who are on weight loss plans also spend less money?

I'm contemplating walking to work every day possible, even in the cold, windy, winter. I'm a bit scared to make the commitment--I'd have to carry my work shoes, my lunch, and I'm a coach, so I'd have to walk to another location after school for practice, and what if. . . ? Its probably an 8 block walk--that sounds so easy, and for many, it probably sounds ridiculous that I'm even driving, but we drive everywhere out here in rural America!

Oprah also made me think about the money I do not need to spend, and I've really been thinking about this-- eliminating debt, saving money, diet, losing weight, exercise, and how all those things combine to make for a healthy lifestyle.

Thinking about all these things is good, but acting on them is rather scary for me.

I need to go to my classroom and school this morning and pick some things up. I think I'll walk!
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  • LINDA25427
    I personally think people on diet plans spend more money getting the things that they think they need protein shakes diet pills, exercise equipment ,books, plans and certain foods ,and even the prepared meals, you name it... they even have to have certain clothes to wear to the gym dieting has became a money making business and we the dieters are their prey because we want to lose the weight and we keep on consuming their products in hopes that they will work ......making them richer and us poorer .I don't think that budgeting money has anything to do with losing weight but the fact that they didn't have the extra money to eat out all the time probabaly did when your stuck between a rock and a hard place something has to give ....
    Hope you have a great week. God Bless !!! Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2797 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2010 4:06:46 PM
    When our lives are in order... God wants us to be debt free and healthy so following Him can lead to both...

    Jane on Guam
    2799 days ago
  • WALNUT5612
    "......Do people who are on weight loss plans also spend less money?

    Interesting concept. I think it might work!!!
    2800 days ago
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