Remember oh...last year... when I added "my books I'm reading" to the side bar? I started Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh last year and then decided I wanted to read It's All Too Much, his organizing book, first. So off to the "to read" pile it went.
But now, since I'm actively decluttering and getting organized, I decided it was the perfect time to pick it up again. And I'm so in love with this book.
This post is Part I since I'll post a full write up once I finish the book. For now though I wanted to share that I'm diving in to the book. I have my pen right next to me for annotating and underlining and circling and starring!
Right away, his statement "No one makes good choices in a messy kitchen," inspired me and even motivated me to clean up my pantry!
The connection between physical clutter and weight may not seem obvious at first. But he totally makes the connection in this list:
The cookbooks that fill your countertop, leaving you no space to prepare and cook healthy meals are making you fat.Peter Walsh asserts he is not a diet expert and he will not give you a list of foods you should and shouldn't eat or offer healthy recipes. Instead he is making the connection between food and clutter. Clutter prevents you from living the life you want; including losing weight.
The thin clothes that you hope will fit again one day are making you fat.
The baggy clothes that you hide behind are making you fat.
The garage full of unused exercise equipment is making you fat.
The boxes of memorabilia that keep you living in another time are making you fat.
The pantry chock full of disorganized food is making you fat.
Even the dining room table covered with mail is making you fat.
I remember Suze Orman talking about debt and weight. I wish I could remember the comparison exactly, but it was something about for every $1,000 you owe you are 5 pounds overweight or something like that. Point is... it's all connected.
Can't wait to share more about the book once I'm finished!
In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Does that idea of clutter and weight being connected resonate with you?