Even though I had a salary of 90k, I was terrible at managing money and I got into a lot of credit card debt. I bought too many shoes, too much clothes. I went to expensive restaurants. I traveled all over the country at the drop of a hat and stayed in hotels beyond my means. I paid for personal trainers, gyms, nutritionists, Pilates instructors, and beach body DVDs. I was in a frenzy of trying to buy happiness and the perfect body. In the end, I found myself broke, getting calls from creditors daily, not even able to afford gas for my car or utilities for my condo. I was also over 300 pounds. I had tried to buy happiness and failed. Finally, one day, I had the self-love to start pulling myself out of the hole I had dug. I asked my bank to help me formulate a payment plan combining all of my debts and I slowly, steadily started to put dirt back in the hole I had dug. I started to lay off the juice and the candy. This only helped my finances as I wasn’t constantly buying food and treats. I started taking walks with my dog and canceled the fancy, expensive gym and trainers. I simplified my life and my life started to be beautiful again. I am now debt free and consistently losing weight. My husband met me in the middle of this journey. He loved me despite the debt despite the weight. You do not need to be perfect to find your guy. The right guy will not judge you. The right guy will only help you. The right guy will love you and want you.