Friday, September 17, 2010

The high cost of losing weight...or not..

Yeah, yeah, I know.

Fast food is cheaper and more plentiful...easy to acquire..yadda yadda..

And good, wholesome, fresh food may be harder to drive-thru and pick up in a white paper bag....

..and they seem to know to charge more, sometimes lots more, for the "good stuff"..

Oh, and the new, smaller clothes?  Even my socks are baggy..and let's not mention my grandma-panties..seriously, let's not mention them.  Wal-mart here I come...

Weight Watchers, Zumba...well, you get the picture..

However..{I love that word..soo much better than 'but' }..I am saving sooo much money by being less of me.

Just think about all the money I am....not spending !

Let's start at the top...

My hair, it's not thicker, per se..but with a smaller head..what I have fits better!  Less head surface to be covered means purchasing less hair thickening product  = $ saved..

Make-up....I am definately using less of it...not that I've changed the look...but there are less square inches to cover!  Less make-up used = $ saved..

Body wash...see above..less square inches per body part = $ saved..

Fewer Dr. visits for aches and pains and whining and pain meds and breathing difficulties.. = $ saved.

Furniture...{ shut-up!}

Yep..because there is less stress PSI { technical term for per square inch..impressed? OK, maybe not..} there is less pressure on the springs, less weight on the mechanisms that make the

..less weight thrown down on sitting surfaces resulting in  breaking mechanical thingys  = $ saved..

In summary...the ROI {another brainy-term..Return On Investment..good, huh??} is a good business investment.

There you have it Mr.'ve invested wisely.

 Cost of losing weight?




Vee said...

Gosh, you've really thought it through... You're an absolute nut and I love you. Consider that another cute and clever post in the can!

Joyce said...

OK, so now you're my idol. Today I'll try to be good and eat only the "good" stuff and not let the crazies make me stuff myself into a coma. Thanks for the inspiration.

Life is good! said...

AND you look amazing!

Emmy said...

Yay! This is wonderful :)

And Life is Good is right...You DO look amazing :)

Tolentreasures said...

Good for you! You look great! My dear hubby lost 100 pounds last year and it was a little pricey, all new clothes, gym membership, etc. But less medications and more energy more than made up for it. I love your take on the $avings! Great job!

just call me jo said...

It really is priceless...You're a sexy momma! Love your hair. I know how hard it is to lose weight. Good job, sweet friend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You didn't mention how SUPER YOU LOOK!

I know, we aren't supposed to zero in on that. But golly geeeeeee, isn't it wonderful though?!? To look at those pics and seeeeeeeeeeeeee, how great you look, after the transition?

Yes it is. And it's fine and dandy to notice the just plain fun side of stuff too.

Along with the added health benefits...

And all the $$$$ saved. -giggles-

ain't for city gals said...

PRICELESS indeed!!! How about looking 20 years younger...the difference between the first pic and the last is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE!!! There is NOTHING more aging than gaining weight !! You have totally inspired me to do better know this is one of my favorite topics...stay strong...stay happy!!!

Sue said...

Colleen, you are my new hero! I've gained ALOT of weight over the last
decade and this blog is so inspiring to me. I recently joined and slowly and surely the lbs are coming off. I still have a ways to go, but gosh it is so motivating to see your before and after pics.


Standing ovation you.



Debby@Just Breathe said...

I so much want to be you right now and be past the hard part. But I know that the journey will be worth it when I do it myself. I am so proud of you and you look so beautiful. ((HUGS))

Jules said...

You look fabulous! Great job on your weight loss journey...

Lori R. said...

Yay for Colleen!!!! You are one of my absolute favorite inspirations. And you look maavuolous daaaaling!!!! I am 10 down this month and ready for the next month (I am going the 16th-16th, that is when I started this venture)
So I say to the world, BRING IT ON!!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

you look wonderful, I am proud of you!

suzanne cabrera said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And wonderful post of celebration!