Over A Hurdle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

You know I have been on weight loss journeys so much I was almost sick of it ! I mean come on tell me the truth we have all been there and done that am I right? But it is up to us to get back on the horse and try again and again till it finally sinks in and when it does it feels like it is meant to be am I right?

Well that is what happen I fell off and I fell far but then it hit me it was time to get it right and I am so glad I did and I will tell you why..
I have lost 59 pounds but even with that I know I have a ways to go I was happy with that but the other day I had to go down to my husbands work to check in with our insurance it was to check my BMI and ask me if I smoked and no I do not smoke thank goodness for that. Well anyway my husband doesn't smoke and he has a low BMI why is this so important you ask well here goes the blow that really hurt me and opened my eyes even wider.. What our BMI and smoking issues where is how much we would have to pay on our health insurance we both got 450.00 off a year if we both hit our targets well I only hit one of ours but my husband hot both his and saved us from a real high rates and I earned a great deal for not smoking. The thing is thanks to me we had to drop our low deductible and and take the mid and that is a deductible of $1000.00 a piece thanks again to my BMI and I do feel discriminated against I watched others my husband works with get mad and most of the women who work there break down and cry including myself.
My husband come home and called insurance companies and several told him they would insure him but not me and he was so mad it wasn't funny not at me but the insurance companies.
But after talking to the HR Manager and she explained things to us she told me if I loose 10% of my body weight by next Fall I would get allot of reimbursement from the Insurance in the form a of a check and that is about $250 dollars just for loosing weight something I had already started doing anyway.
So here I am again working harder than ever cause what if my husband got laid off and we didn't have insurance I wouldn't be able to get it cause of my weight so off it goes.

I am on a mission and I will succeed you just stand back and watch.

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    Marybeth. I found you. I was looking at the weight watchers on sparks and up your page came.
    Wow nice to see you. I just read about your insurance. You had to lose weight to be included. Oh my.

    No free Country is in America.

    I am A Canadian and oh my if we got treated like that. That is bad.We would be up a creek without a paddle but then we would have no choice right. We are retired hubby and I now.

    Good work in your weight loss.

    Trying to figure the point system for me to lose with weight watchers. I do have the books when I went in the city but now live in Bear country but loving the country..

    I am reading on the weight Watchers here alot of info.

    Like I myself started back. I loss 4 pounds the first two weeks then this week I gained the three back. Must be the food intake but I thought I was doing good.

    I guess not.

    Oh you look good. I cannot believe I found you. emoticon
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    You can do it Good Luck.

    3200 days ago
    Congratulations to you and your husband!!!!!! It is great about your weight loss, keep up the good work, you gave me motivation.

    3200 days ago
    probably because of the Obamacare going into effect.

    But Marybeth you are doing great, keep it up!
    3200 days ago
    I know this us also.
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  • L*I*T*A*
    wow...........what power they have!!!
    such discrimination to say the least....
    wish it wasn't so......i guess it can become your motivation to succed
    blessings and hugs......lita

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    3201 days ago
    Yes Kaye they do and it sad just call some and check for yourself it is very sad made me cry.
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  • KAYE454
    I did not know insurance companies had this much leverage these days
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