Make yourself poor

Back in March I realized I could eat an enormous amount of food and not die immediately of overdose. I realized I was living like a king, eating king-sized meals, sleeping in a king-sized bed, wearing king-sized clothing; my clothing label was literally “King Size.”

It became evident I was going to have to live like a pauper in order to achieve my health goals, smaller meals would mean smaller clothes. Smaller plates would mean smaller portions.

I still sleep in a king-sized bed.

There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches. – Proverbs 13:7 NKJV

Weight loss is about making yourself poor. It is about living as though you were on a very tight budget.

Much changes when you are on a tight budget. You eat out less. You cook more. You waste less. You plan meals better. You depend on others more.

You share more.

Want to be rich?

Yesterday was such a challenging day, sinus infection, ear aches, swollen throat, hoarse voice, runny nose, cough, headaches. And I had to perform last night before a crowded theater. But it was made easy by the amazing friends I have in the fellow cast mates and crew as well as great friends in the audience.

I am still broke as ever. But I could not imagine finding someone with more riches than I had last night.

Being rich is not about accumulating wealth or things. Being rich is loving others. Being rich is having friends. Being rich is time together. Being rich is sharing common experiences, dreams and goals.

Let me be poor as long as it means I can keep these wonderful friends.


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