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Its @#$% expensive to be healthy.

So I've lost 5 lbs. Yada Yada Yada, shut up, thats not the point. Why does EVERYTHING that is good/wholesome/beneficial cost more? And why is EVERYTHING that is bad/detrimental/umhealthy so cheap??

The point is this: I lost 5 lbs, but it cost me a frikkin' FORTUNE. Odwalla bars, a bike tune-up, fresh fruits and vegetables, a gym membership, a tummy tuck (ok, I made that one up)...etc...etc...it's all unbelievably expensive. I have been living at the envelope of my means for two months now, I even had to tap into the ol' savings account last week. And do you know what it took for me to gain all that weight to begin with?

Cheap beer, Easy Mac, and more (and even cheaper) beer. Its ridiculous. The model can be stretched to parallel situations. Wal-Mart consumerism versus "Mom-n-Pop Shop" quality for instance. Yeah, its cheap and convenient, but its bad for the environment, their foreign factories have horrible working conditions, your grandfather loses his job at the local grocery store and the farm goes into foreclosure and you have to start hustling at the local pool hall to get by (note: This should be a movie. We need to get on that. Call Hollywood.)....you get the point.


I mean granted, I want to be healthy, so you could make the argument that . I've been on a health kick lately (as much as someone who likes beer and fatty foods CAN be on a health kick.), so I've been trying to purchase not just food products that are wholesome and good for me, but body/hygiene products as well. I guess thats why I'm freaking out. A healty Odwalla bar as opposed to a Snickers bar? $3 vs. $0.89. A pair or recycled and organic cotton khaki's or a pair of jeans from Structure? $24 vs. $55. Head-And-Shoulders dandruff shampoo or organic dandruff shampoo made with all natural oils? $2.98 vs. $8.99. I don't get how by NOT adding pesticides, chemicals and inorganic compounds to something allows a manufacturer to charge MORE for it Well...yes I do, I understand that technically taking out the cheap processes actually makes the products more expensive...but I don't get why it HAS to be that way.

So for now I will continue to pay out the wazoo (wazoo?) for peace of mind. But I don't like it! Not one little bit!
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5:35 PM, March 02, 2006

It's a good thing that you've worked harder than all of us and have the money to afford it.    



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