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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I had a re-exam at the chiropractor today, basically checking on how my body has been doing lately. I will get the results on Friday.

But I was led to make a huge decision today.

I would have had to pay almost $200 with no insurance for today's visit with the re-exam, adjustment, and muscle stimulation therapy. I was paying $36 but no thanks to Obama they had to change their cash policy. Second option was to pay $40 for the adjustment, and then $10 for the therapy part, so a $50 max per visit but then the re-exam and x-rays would be extra. Third one was a 52 adjustment contract for $36 a visit which includes adjustments, therapy, 4 re-exams and an x-ray.

I decided after talking with them to do the $36 option. Money is definitely going to be tight but my mom said that she would help me cover the cost so that will be helpful.

Now that I have made this commitment, I feel like I owe it to myself to really focus on weight loss. If I am spending the money to help myself feel better, than I should be making the effort to take care of myself as well.

I will be signing up for a half marathon in June, being able to do that I believe is a great goal for myself.

I just need to stand up for myself and eat healthy instead of cheating so much on stupid things I don't really have a taste for at all.

Definitely lots of things to think about in my life. Will be finalizing this commitment soon and writing out my goals, challenging ones too!

Now with chiropractic and mental health therapy [individual and 2 groups] I feel like I have some good 'tools' in my 'tool belt' to get back on track here. I'm still struggling with depression, anxiety, and self injury but in time that will get better. I've seen it happen before when I do good with my weight I start to feel better mentally too.

So here's to putting an end to all the excuses and making a commitment!
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    It may sound weird, but the times that I paid more money to help me be healthier, I did better. I looked at it like I didn't want to waste the money. With you wanting to do that marathon, I think you made a wise choice. I have had back problems for 7 1/2 years now and am considering going to a chiropractor. It's always interesting to me to read others' opinions of them.
    1486 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Sounds like your head nd your heart are headed in the right direction! Your healthy body will soon follow! (((hUGS)))
    1486 days ago
    It really sounds like you are taking some great steps in your life. I love it! And I love that you call them "tools." That's just emoticon . Keep using those great tools and before long, you'll reach all your goals. emoticon
    1487 days ago
    You're doing great! Keep it up :)

    Wonderful job recognizing what will work for you and what you need to do, and being able to deal with the curveball at the chiropractor!
    1487 days ago
    you are making wise choices and sounds like you have a good healthy journey ahead, do your best, forgive the rest!
    1487 days ago
    I'm impressed with your commitments!! That can be hard when there's more than one. You are worth taking care of!!!

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    You'e not alone. We're all here for you emoticon
    1487 days ago
    You have made some wonderful goals. I'm impressed....a half marathon in June!!! Go for it!! emoticon
    1487 days ago
    Go for it! You are so worth it. I once took an anxiety workshop for 8 weeks and the best thing I learnt was to say So What! If this happens-So What! 99.9% of the things I worried about would not bring the world or me to a crashing halt So What!
    1487 days ago
    So, you can also say that Obama's health care initiative helped you to get the care you needed, commit to a healthy eating program, sign up for a 1/2 marathon. Gee, that's wonderful!
    1487 days ago
    I'm so happy that the chiropractor was willing to work out a deal you could afford. Good!
    1487 days ago
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