Someone posted this on an anonymous confessions site - I thought it was really cute and wanted to share what this person said:
"I think I lost weight by subconsciously equating food with money. It works because I'm naturally a tightwad! First, my big flabby b**t was debt, so I needed to budget. I had to 'spend' 1200-1400 calories on 'utilities', or my lights would go out. After that, if I wanted to 'spend' more, I had to go earn the calories at my 'job' (exercise/gym). It's silly, but it was a useful way to get the mindset and motivation right"