How much of my current success with weight-loss efforts is linked to my current financial difficulties? I simply don’t have the funds to eat the way I used to. I am forced to regulate my money and this has assisted me in regulating my food spending and consumption as well.
I want to be clear about something: I was able to really get a handle on my Binge Eating Disorder long before I went broke, but still. It’s pretty hard to get excited about bingeing on beans and rice, or frozen brussel sprouts. The money just isn’t there for eating fancy French desserts and tripling up on supersized meals the way I did in the past.
And, will the lessons that I’ve learned about regulating my eating be able to step in and help me out with my financial life? (Thankfully, I know the principles did overlap for Sally.)
If nothing else, I can attest to this truth: small changes make a big difference. Look at my 1-pound-per-week loss. It’s all added up to something that’s pretty measurable. Hopefully the same will be said of paying off debt, clipping coupons, and trying to get my financial priorities in order. If I ever believed it before, I know it now: the same skill set that can change one part of your life can be applied to other parts and turn you into a great big darn superstar.
It just takes time, patience, and belief.