Can Losing Weight Be Frugal?

Posted by idawrites on April 18, 2008 in Frugal, Health |

I started thinking about all the ways that my weight keeps me from being able to save money. It’s an interesting exercise and one that really makes me a little more motivated to take care of myself.

My Car:
My extra weight reduces my car’s gas mileage. It also causes more breaking down of the seats, which decreases the value of the car if I were to trade it in. It also makes the seats less comfortable to sit in.

My Clothes:
The extra weight means that I can’t shop at regular clothing stores. Trust me, Lane Bryant doesn’t have those adorable little spring tops on clearance for $3.00 like Old Navy does! I have to travel further, look harder, and often settle for far less flattering styles than women half my size.

Dress Shoes:
My dress shoes wear out faster than if I weighed less. The heels wear down more unevenly as well.

My Bed:
Now, here’s one to think about. The extra weight means that our mattresses wear out far more quickly. When you replace your mattresses every year and a half, versus every five years, all this weight really doesn’t seem to be a good idea to carry around anymore.


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