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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Cost of Obesity

The cost of obesity.

Monday, August 18, 2014


I'm not just talking about the cost in terms of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-control. I am talking about the monetary costs. 

The annual cost of being over-weight is $19.39 per pound. For me, at 259 pounds, that is a cost of $2307.41 per year. 

That's the cost of a Gym Membership for my entire family. 21 fill-ups for my SUV. 77 dinners at a nice seafood restaurant. 19 trips to the grocery store for a week's worth of food. 60 visits to the hair salon for a shampoo and trim. 

Of course, there are so many more things that one could count. 

I never really looked at it this way before. I suppose I just thought of the cost to my health. It really is so much more. 

I am ever grateful to see beyond the tree... and see the forest. 

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