You may be wondering about the odd name for this website – allow us to explain!
FGSW started out chronicling K’s efforts to lose weight and get out of debt. S was in the background helping out, but people came to know her just as well. After a while it just made sense that we talk about this journey together.
So, here we are 😀
The Fat Guy part:
Kinda self-explanatory. We are overweight. Through the years we have gone through highs and lows with weight loss and we are working to change things.
Our focus isn’t just a number on the scale, though, but we really want to be healthy so we can be the best for each other. Over the last few years we’ve faced a number of health challenges and we want to see how much losing weight will lessen these.
Because some people like numbers (K…cough…cough) we are approximating a combined loss of 250 lbs as our goal.
The Skinny Wallet!
Another big discipline concern for us is eating out! We don’t mean dining at 5-star restaurants, enjoying the finer things of life. K used to know the local chicken shack’s phone number by heart! C’mon, who actually calls in an order at a chicken shack?!?!
A lot of times we justify it because one or both of us aren’t up to fixing something to eat.
We have always had a budget on paper but never strictly followed it.
Did I mention that we have over $100,000 in total debt? Probably not!
So our goal is to take all of this money that was wasted eating out, and apply it to debt (and possibly a new wardrobe)!
We are Christians that want to honor God in all that we do. This means being good stewards of the bodies and the money that He has entrusted to us.
We also want to get out of debt so we can give more to support the work of our local church. So the more discipline we can develop when it comes to eating, spending, and losing weight, the sooner we can use our money to honor God!
We are counting on you to keep us on track! Are you ready?