In my post entitled Jenny I will wait for you...I outline the reasons for holding off and saving up for the food. I absolutely know and understand that many of us find the price of the program a little hard to swallow.
Yes, for some of us, the cost is a fraction of what we spend eating out, buying coffee or lunches out and the like. For many, we actually spend less - maybe much less - than $400-$600 per month on food - and that's just for us alone - never mind for our families.
The reason I am waiting and saving -BTW the January 2015 start date is back on - is that I want to be able to fully commit to the process without worrying about having to cut corners or quit - just as I am gaining momentum and success. With a starting amount of a good $1,000 - $1,500, I ensure that I can be on program for at least 2 1/2 to 3 months, and add on as I need to later. In addition - I will have a dedicated Jenny card - like a reloadable account with the money already on there - so that I KNOW - that I cannot use money as an excuse.
But let's think about this: The real cost isn't really the food - the REAL cost is the heaviness on our hearts, the feeling of failure, the extra burden on our joints, our feet and our internal organs, how our clothes feel, what we are limited to and so many other things.
I hunted around for some estimates on two things: Open heart surgery and diabetes...
The numbers were SHOCKING.
The cost of open heart surgery, recovery, lifetime drugs, support and all that goes with it is a whopping $324,000!!!!
Diabetes is a distant- but still mind-blowing - second at $100,000.
Of course, insurance covers some of this - but the out-of-pocket cost to the average person - incomprehensible!
For me - $400-$500 a month is not looking so bad...
Sure, my pocketbook is a little lighter - but I figure the trade offs of avoiding surgery, pills, pain, pain and more pain, bills, bills and more bills - is worth it.
I am looking forward to a lighter body, lighter spirit and gaining control over my life in this area.
Everyone has a reason - the REAL reason - they want to join. For me, I am extremely motivated by staying out of the hospital and doctor's office as much as possible!!