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My reasons to lose weight - #1

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Sometimes I feel all fired up about what I'm doing, and other times, I lose the plot a bit. I get distracted by obstacles, life events, or feel that I "deserve" a break and sabotage myself. What I "deserve" is to be healthy and happy, and morbid obesity isn't going to get me there.

I've decided to catalog all the reasonsI need to stay the course and compile them to remind myself when I get down and discouraged.

So --- *drum roll*

Reason Number One:

I investigated life insurance yesterday. Were I at my goal weight, I' d pay $31 a month. At my present weight? $121! That's almost $1100 more a year!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
XELAMARIE 7/7/2011 8:38AM

    good for you Cat keep motivated!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/6/2011 8:16PM

    thats a big difference. almost seems wrong..isnt there a law against discrimination?
I like your idea. I may borrow it!!

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50FITNFUN 7/6/2011 11:45AM

    Being an Air Force spouse, I've never had to worry about lif or health insurance as the government covers me and my hubby both. We pay $400/year for the added medical coverage that takes us out of the Standard category. We have no co-pays and all our prescriptions are free. For that, I am truly thankful.

What you wrote in the beginning about being all fired up but then losing your way due to obstacles is just the way I, and I'm sure many others, have felt on this weight loss/better health journey. The trick about getting past the obstacles is remembering that you aren't alone in this. We've all faced (or are facing) similar issues and together we can help each other make the hurdles.

Oh...and I agree with an earlier post...just think of all the cute workout clothes and racing outfits you'll be able to get with that money! emoticon

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DISPATCH91 7/6/2011 9:42AM

    that is a big saveings but you need to lose weight for you.

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FLORIDAFAN 7/6/2011 9:35AM

    I agree with Bexy,

I think you found a great way to keep yourself occupied while you recover and then you will be ready to roll. Also I do expect you to be at the princess 5 yr.....just because.

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DISPATCHER04 7/6/2011 6:28AM

    What a great idea, Kitty Cat! :)

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/5/2011 11:05PM

    You deserve to be healthy and happy. Excellent choice.

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DOTSLADY 7/5/2011 10:20PM

    Hey, least you got quoted! They denied ME! lol. I think they wanted like $400/mo... I don't remember exactly, but the end result is I didn't get it (heck, this was BEFORE my heart attack! lol). Actually, I fought TO get it - - they denied me cause I had depression in my past - they even got ahold of my old counselor who'd thrown out my papers cause of the statute of limitations. I told them I'd overcome w/the celiac diagnosis, and they relented: I got a blood test, urine test and a letter w/an obtuse monthly payment. That's fine, I thought to myself. I'll just outlive 'em! Saved myself some money. I'm worth more alive anyway. Jerks. LOL.

Reality check, though, isn't it? More incentive emoticon

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RUNNERCHICK007 7/5/2011 3:30PM

    Wow, that's not what I expected to read hear but now that you say it I think I'm going to check mine out as motivation...thanks!!

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L*I*T*A* 7/5/2011 2:26PM

    who knew!!!
will be checking that out....
blessings and hugs....

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FUNFROG79 7/5/2011 1:23PM

    That is fantastic! I gotta check mine out!

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TERJEGOLD 7/5/2011 1:14PM

    That's a really powerful motivator. Think of all the cute workout clothes you could buy with that extra money. Wow!

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ENDUROVET 7/5/2011 1:11PM

    That's incredible - I knew insurance co's were gouging us, but that's a 75% increase!

(be glad you ain't me - as a cancer survivor I get to pay $500/mon for the privilege of health insurance ;-)

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BEXTRESS27 7/5/2011 12:54PM

    Most powerful line in your whole blog:

"What I "deserve" is to be healthy and happy"

You DO deserve to be healthy and happy!

And saving money makes everybody happy, so get to saving!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/5/2011 12:55:35 PM

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GBSLIM 7/5/2011 12:53PM

    Wow. Wasn't expecting that as a reason but it sure is a good one as is your plan. Good Luck to you.

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CJBAGGINS 7/5/2011 12:53PM

    Great idea for a blog, Cat!
And what a fabulous reason to lose weight. *sheesh* That's highway robbery.

I think I deserve a break too, and then sabotage myself. The ways our minds work, eh?


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SUETINGE 7/5/2011 12:49PM

    Great blog and incentive.

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DDUNKIES 7/5/2011 12:20PM

    i absolutely love your blog!!!do EXACTLY the same type of behaviours- SO ridiculous its like 1 step up and 2 steps back. havings your reasons written down will be easier to focus when you feel that you've lost your way or need a break- i need to find a way to reward myself without going backwards- i got your back Cat- WHENEVER you need me emoticon

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TURTLETALK 7/5/2011 11:47AM

    Wow, that is a great financial incentive!

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