Maybe this has been talked about before, I donít know, I didnít search. There thatís my disclaimer.
Instead of the usual spiel about the health costs of being fat Ė me being the frugal individual I am Ė that would be interpreted as cheap by my family Ė Iíve started to think recently of the dollar and cents aspect of being fat. The following ramblings are those thoughts.
Man has being/getting fat cost me a lot $$$. Losing the weight has/is cost(ing) me a lot as well.
It takes a lot of dough ray me in food costs to get to the size I was. For years I was deluding myself about how much I was eating and how much I was wasting. Buy vegetables weekly only to have to throw them out as they spoil. Donít feel like cooking order in or go out to eat, etc. etc. Factor in salty/fatty snacks or soft drinks and the costs continue to increase.
Factor in clothing. As I expanded and kept needing the next larger size the old wallet kept getting beat up. As we all know when having to shop at places with Big and/or Tall in the store name you automatically pay a premium for clothing. Heck, even if you can find your size in a regular store to get it in our size always costs more. It also seems the selection also goes down when your this size.
I also have seen how my choice in vehicles was/is partially determined by my size. I drive a full size quad cab pick-up truck because thatís one of the few things I could comfortably fit into - -among other reason of course. It would be great to take the DW Rav4 but when you donít fit in it you canít take it.
After living at this size for a number of years and deciding to make a change Iíve discovered all new costs that continue to keep my wallet in perpetual state of pain Ė for a while any way.
First letís be honest Ė IP is expensive Ė thank goodness it works. Pills, powders, etc. it all ups. Clothing has been another big expense as of late. As Iíve shrunk Iíve had to replace my entire wardrobe. Because I was still in the larger size this has meant I have still had to buy at specialty shops and we are talking big time $$$ for clothing that I need for work Ė no second hand clothing stores that would be suitable for me in my area. Then as Iíve continued to lose the clothes that Iíve purchased are becoming too big which means even more money spent replacing those things.
These are just a few of my thoughts this morning. Like I said, being ÖÖ well cheap I guess is the way to describe it, the cost of getting and being fat has taken a toll on the finances. Thatís another goal I have for losing this weight Ė when I am done it will end up saving me money because I will have more choices on what I can buy.
What about you folks, what has being fat cost you?