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I Learned to Budget

13 Jul

I’ve been on this mission to become debt free. And I’ve also been on a mission to become healthy and lose weight. Now why would I mention those too seemingly unrelated things. Well, my friend, I’m glad you asked. In becoming more fiscally responsible I learned am learning how to live on a budget. A set amount of money each month spent wisely. In living off of a budget, I’ve had to remove some things that weren’t necessary and were taking away from my budget.

See where I’m going? Well if not, here it is. Like the road to debt freedom, the road to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle both require budgeting. In the case of weight loss the currency is calories and not money.

I began to “budget” my daily calories. I have a set amount of calories I eat daily. My goal each day is to “spend” them wisely. I can spend 400 calories on a honey bun or I can spend the same 400 calories on a grilled chicken breast, baked sweet potato and broccoli. Which is the better deal? One honey bun or a complete meal?

Once that thought process became second nature to me, weight loss became easier. More importantly, maintaining the weight loss has become easier.

One more thing, the calorie budget has helped my debt freedom goal. How? Well, since I spend considerably less money in restaurants and take out, (because I budget my calories wiser) I have more money available to spend on things like…paying off bills.

Who would’ve thought that a fiscal budget and calorie budget would work so well together!

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2 Comments

Posted by on 07/13/2012 in Nutrition, Weight Loss

 

2 responses to “I Learned to Budget

  1. Mom

    07/13/2012 at 9:18 AM

    Powerful analogy…….Keep your eyes on the prize(s)

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