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Gas Prices ($4.59 & rising) & MOD

Friday, October 05, 2012

On Monday, I filled my tank (vehicle, not my body's) with $4.15 gal. Two days later, $4.59 and rising daily. In a week, they are saying there will be lines and some stations closing. This is in San Diego. Every time gas goes up like this, they use the excuse of a refinery fire. We are being gouged, plain and simple.

As for being MOD, wow, ME???? Most days, I barely motivate myself, let alone others!(smiling)
But thank you to those who voted for me, or however it's selected.

I am on my way down for the count now. Weigh in indicated significant progress and I'm determined to make this my final round. About 12 lbs to go now.

Have a happy day.
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    2052 days ago
    I agree that they are just taking advantage of a chance to raise gas prices
    next time they drop to $4 everyone will be releived and their profits go up
    congrats on being mod
    2052 days ago
  • NANCY-
    The gas prices made the news here in NewEngland. Talk about inducing stress. I hope things settle DOWN soon.

    2053 days ago
    Yep! I was shocked by gas prices as I was out driving yesterday. Gonna fill up on Monday. Hoping for the usual weekend bump in prices to go down a bit. Aaaargh!
    2053 days ago
    The midwest got gouged for awhile because of some refineries in IL and the price is finally going back down, but we weren't nearly as bad as the news is saying CA will be. At least it is incentive to drive less, carpool more, take public transport more, walk more, or do with less (when possible). Everyone loves their independence, but sometimes it comes with a price.

    I hope this only lasts for a short time and/or government gets involved and helps somehow. $6/gallon gas in the US is just crazy. But in the meantime, you have incentive to try other forms of transportation.
    2054 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    yeah I live in ALBERTA and they still stick it to us (and there is a refinery right outside of the city).
    2054 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    glad to see all those no sugar days. I'm reading Richard Johnson M.D.'s
    THE SUGAR FIX" and have learned so much. Robert Lustig M.D.'s series on Youtube "The SKINNY ON OBESIT"Y is something everyone should watch.
    2054 days ago
    My mom lives in Oceanside and I'm thinking of sending her some $. They live on a fixed income and will be stuck going nowhere if this continues! We're 3.79 or so here in IA.
    2054 days ago
    LOl I read this to hubby and he said WOW thats cheap. ours here in Nova Scotia Canada it is 6.41 an imperial gallon ( $5.46 a US gal!). Something has to be done for sure!! But we continue to pay. We have a 5th wheel trailer and are goign to park it seasonal at a park an hr away, hubby is seriously thinking of trading the truck in ifthe trailer is staying in one spot.

    2054 days ago
    When we here national averages for gas our area is always much higher then average. You must be way on top with those prices.
    2054 days ago
    You are definitely a motivating person!

    2054 days ago
    you silly girl motivated me to get rid of the sugar in my coffee and to try smoothies so yeah for you being mod I do not know what i would do or be without you, at the least I would be full of sugar at the most extremely sad. thank you!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    2054 days ago
    Go MOD! Great job!
    I'm glad you didn't fill your body with gas (ha ha).
    2054 days ago
    Yay for MOD!!
    Boo for rising gas's about $4.80 the bay area.
    2054 days ago
    Yep, they look for excuses to raise gas prices. They have become the equivalent of a used car salesman. Nothing is done about the gouging.

    Good job. You are getting so close!!!
    2054 days ago
    A refinery fire really can make a difference in price, especially Richmond. California requires special gas, and most refineries in the country don't refine to California requirements.
    2054 days ago
    emoticon You motivate me!
    2054 days ago
    Went out last night and topped off my tank hoping to catch what might be the last of the "low" prices for now!
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