To do that, I've had to sacrifice some things that I know I can live without, for example, I've dropped the hospital cover from my health insurance, and now only have extras cover. If I need hospital care, I will go to the public system. Throughout my adult life, whenever I have had enough income, I have private health insurance, otherwise I have counted on the public system. To me, it's an ethical choice, if I can afford a private hospital, I'll leave a space free in the public system for someone who really needs it, but when I can't afford the private system, I don't feel guilty about taking my place in the public system. I've been a patient in both, and have to say I've actually found the public system far superior.
I'm also saving money by simply spending more time at home, eating all my meals here, inviting friends here for coffee instead of meeting them out, and not using the car as much.
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My plan is quite simple. I need to go back to calorieking.com.au and follow the program carefully. I need to make sure I know what I'm eating and how much, and that I'm doing sufficient exercise. Because the flat is cooler and more comfortable, I'm able to spend the time in the kitchen to cook healthy meals.
I've started to exercise, with a daily walk around the block with my old dog. (Calorie King also counts housework as exercise, so that also contributes.)
Three years seems like a long time, but with both of these goals, the only way to achieve them is the long, slow, way. And the time to get started is right now.