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The Price of Obesity: Orthopedic Issues

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This is an x-ray of my knees taken today at my orthopedic surgeon’s office.   I went in today to have him look at my right knee, which I hurt last week and which was keeping me from walking and working out properly.

When the doctor finally came in to see me, after our initial pleasantries, his words to me were:

Your left knee actually looks worse on film.

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Cost Savings and Shifts

I've been saving since the beginning of the year for the new clothes I know I will need once I've lost a significant amount of weight.  What you see here is the result of saving a dollar a week, increasing by increments of $1 weekly.

I’ve been saving since the beginning of the year for the new clothes I know I will need once I’ve lost a significant amount of weight. What you see here is the result of saving a dollar a week, increasing by increments of $1 weekly. The idea here is that I’ll put away money weekly and by year’s end, there will be over $1300 in the jar–plenty for a great new wardrobe!

I was dumping a load of laundry in to wash while my husband put away the groceries this afternoon, and after I finished filling the washer, I said to him, “You know, once we have surgery and start losing a lot of weight, we won’t have to run the washer as much.”

He said, “Yeah, this is true.”

I said, “We’ll be able to fit more clothes inside the washer and then we’ll have less laundry to do at a time.”

Then he went on to say, “And our grocery bill won’t be as much either.”  I said, “Well, it might be the same since we’re going to buy protein powder and stuff, but the types of things we’ll be buying will be different–we’ll still buy milk and meat and veggies, but not breads and pastas and stuff like that.”  Then I thought about it:  we won’t be eating nearly as much, so yes, we will save money there too.

That conversation got me to thinking:  what else will we save money on?  Continue reading