Have you been listening to the news lately? All healthcare costs are going up! One of the biggest drivers for healthcare costs is obesity. Matters not if you are obese, you have to pay for everyone who is overweight. Does not sound fair does it? Our National costs for health, food and all merchandize you purchase is determined by the demand for the product. If you are healthy, you need little medication or trips to your doctor's office. A person who is obese may need blood pressure meds, diabetic supplies or medical help for weight loss. All of these would be ongoing without good success with the weight loss. Persons who lose to a normal weight usually no longer need their blood pressure medicine and may never develop diabetes. We all need to support friends and family who are trying to lose weight and attain a healthy life. With the status of healthcare costs in our country, I consider you a patriot if you work at a healthy lifestyle be it weight loss, eating right, exercise routine, balancing work and rest or whatever you are doing. If I left out something you are doing, please tell me about it.