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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

25. To be less likely to end up dependent on our over-taxed healthcare system.

I heard this phrase on a short video I saw ( www.brendanbrazier.com/#
), but he said it so perfectly, I had to steal it for myself. Health care costs so much. One major incident and a reasonably prepared family can be looking at bankruptcy. And we are not even reasonably prepared! When my father-in-law had an episode some years back, he was in the ER all night long because they had no room to admit him. Still, he was better off than that poor guy who was on a bed out in the middle of the ER... he didn't even get to have curtains to hide him from everyone's view. He was just laying there, out in the open. So many diseases today are preventable - or at least delayable - but there so many people suffering from them, the hospitals and doctors cannot keep up, and patients cannot afford care. I will keep working to eat my freggies, skip the sugar, and take a few walks to avoid depending on a system that just doesn't have room for me.

To help SPARK the fire I need to get back on track, I plan to post a new reason for 30 days reminding me why I want to live healthier and lose weight.

25. To be less likely to end up dependent on our over-taxed healthcare system.
24. So my pretty winter clothes fit
23. Because the blood test is coming
22. To never wonder what my motivations are
21. Superficial rewards like SparkPoints and compliments
20. Breathing easier is better.
19. For energy to live the life I want.
18. Because it is only natural to judge a book by its cover.
17. Because I know the more successful I am, the more successful I will want to be. Success breeds success.
16. To live without pain without taking prescription ibuprofen several times each day.
15. To wake up easily.
14. To be the hero of my own story.
13. It feels so much better to be in control of my sugar addiction than to be controlled by it.
12. More small clothes fit in the washer/dryer than big clothes.
11. With more strength, greater flexibility, and less weight, I may find myself in less pain.
10. When I am outside more, I am sick less.
09. To reduce my rising cholesterol levels.
08. To be a positive influence on my diabetic husband.
07. I hate my double chin.
06. So I can easily reach my goal of finishing the 2014 Fight for Air Climb in under 40 minutes.
05. Regular exercise clears my head and evens my moods.
04. I feel more in control of my life when I take care of myself.
03. I liked it better when I fit in L shirts instead of XL.
02. When I exercise regularly, I have more energy.
01. When my face is thinner, I have a prettier smile.
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    Great point! they all are.
    1543 days ago
    LOVE this!!
    1543 days ago
    Great list and fabulous intentions. Your comments re: healthcare very timely as the Congress tries to obliterate healthcare for all. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    1543 days ago
    Great list! I may steal this idea.
    1543 days ago
    I don't think that I can express just how much I love, love, LOVE this blog and this whole idea!!!!

    Clicking "like" is inadequate, though I did it anyway. ;)

    Do you mind if I borrow this idea for October, since I think it would help to keep me motivated after race day?

    Also, I love your message about health care. Our ERs are perpetually over-burdened by people who use it as primary care, rather than for actual medical emergencies. My fondest wish is that with health care reform, people will have greater access to primary care and well visits in order to better manage their health and avoid preventable diseases.

    (Sometimes, you can really tell that I live in Massachusetts... I'll get off the soap box now.)
    1543 days ago
    Pretty amazing list! I would feel inspired by it so go for it!! emoticon emoticon
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