Starting in November of 2009 I began a total transformation going from around 270 pounds down to 189 by the Summer of 2011. My goal was my College Football playing weight (195)....but was thrilled when I actually nailed my HIGH SCHOOL playing weight of 189!!
Yes, it was a struggle because you have to TOTALLY change how you look at things like exercise and fitness, diet and even WHEN to eat. I worked with a Personal Trainer and have been in great shape for over two years now.
But what I really learned...was how much money I was saving by bringing my own meals to work for lunch and for snacks. It's staggering!!!
Not to mention the calorie savings!
3/4 Cup Lentils = 170 calories
5 ounces Chicken = 120 calories
1 Cup steamed Green Beans = 60 calories
Total Calories = 350 Total Cost = $1.25
Here's the average cost for someone who eats lunch on the town say....three days a week:
Cost daily (with tip) = $7.00
Three times a week - $21.00
4 weeks a month = $84.00
52 weeks a year = $1,092