Gain weight, lose debt…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you gain 25lbs to wipe away all debt?
    Yes : (34 votes)
    52 %
    No : (31 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @IzzyBear:  No way would I gain 25 lbs to erase my debt! Nothing is more important to me than my health, and we don’t have much debt anyway.

    Post # 4
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m already pretty overweight so I know how hard it is to lose. But we have over 100k in student loan debt. Hellllll yes I’d take the 25 lbs. As long as I could work to lose it? No prob. I could even afford a personal trainer with all the money I was saving on student loan payments! haha

    Post # 5
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I don’t have any debt…although I guess now that I’m married I take on my husband’s student loans? Either way, he doesn’t owe much and I am confident it will easily be paid off over not too much time, and knowing my body, it will take longer to lose 25lbs than it would to lose the debt. And the 25lbs would make me unhappier than the debt does (the debt is negligible in my mind. I don’t view student loans or house mortgages as a negative thing. If I had any consumer debt ever even for a second I’d flip out)

    Post # 6
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If I could gain the 25 lbs and then work it off again I would do it.  I have lost about 20 lbs this year, and while it wasn’t really easy, I know I could do it again.  If I wasn’t allowed to lose the weight after, I would say no and keep my debt (which I’m working hard to pay off anyways).

    Post # 7
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If I was at my ideal weight yes. But where I am now, hell no.

    But then again my stress from debt isn’t doing me any favors. As long I can work it back off, I’ll change that to yes. But with less debt I’d be so happy anyway so I would defintely hit the gym harder than I do now. 

    Post # 8
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee

    Where do I sign up? lol I just recently lost 30 lbs and it took me about 4 months to do so…would I gain it all back to erase my student loans, my impending mortgage? um yeah…in a New York minute!

    Post # 9
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nope no way.

    MAybe because I dont have crazy debt. We have a new house, a small car loan and some, not so crazy, student loans. All of them we somehow timed to have incredibly low interest rates.

    My health, sanity, confidence etc is not for sale for the amount of debt I have.   

    Of course I am thinking of this as a “You gain and keep 25 lbs”.  If it were a “you gain 25, but then you can work to lose it” then I would have a different answer.

    Post # 10
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @IzzyBear:  If I could gain it and lose it to erase all my debt, then yes, definitely.  If I had to keep it on, probably not because of the health implications.

    Post # 11
    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @IzzyBear:  I have no debt and if I were to gain 25 pounds I would be really overweight. I already gained 30 pounds since last year Undecided

    Post # 12
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    In a heartbeat

    Post # 13
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t have any debt, so no way would I voluntarily gain 25 pounds. I already gained 20 pounds last year that I’m working on losing (thanks a lot stress eating).

    Post # 14
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @IzzyBear:  NO! Because- gaining weight increases the risk of lots of health problems and medical problems is the number one reason for personal bankruptcy. 

    Post # 16
    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I totally would!! I’m sorry, but 25 pounds can eventually be lost again, but having your debt wiped away, thats priceless. =]

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