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Friday, March 13, 2009

Uncle Sam says it's time to lose the weight...

Yesterday I was listening to the radio & I heard something amazing! The IRS is now allowing tax deduction for all doctor approved weight loss-  INCLUDING WEIGHT WATCHERS! 
I was so excited I did my own research and came across this article on the USA today website 

Like everything wonderfulthere's a few catches. One is you need to have doctor's orders to lose weight because of a medical condition.

During my doctors appointment way back in July I had complained of chest pains and trouble breathing. Together we concluded that if I some weight these symptoms might ease. And luckily after losing the first 10 pounds, they did! Additionally, I have very high cholesterol which she suggested may go down if I lost some weight.  Last Friday I gave Blood and when you donate they test your cholesterol, I'm excited to see if my efforts have paid off. I don't know if any of the conditions count, I will have to do more research.

Although the IRS doesn't really define Obesity it is generally believed to be 30 plus pounds overweight.

You can also read more about the tax deductions on the WW web site http://tinyurl.com/5tq5km.

See you lighter!


  1. Hey, I am new to your blog and just wanted to let you know that I am inspired by a lot of your entries. I think it's awesome that you are training for that 5k. I too someday would like to try that out. I'm on WW also so I would love to follow you and see how well you do! Best of luck!
    -Karla =)

  2. Karla- Thanks a lot for the encouragement! This is a long road and it is great to have people out there cheering me on! Good luck with your weightloss as well!

  3. Bless you for bringing this to our attention! I, myself have high blood pressure and cholesterol, and could DEFINITELY use a break from Uncle Sam! I may just need to share this with my readers too! Glad I found you!

  4. Hey, I think anything in the BMI of "overweight" should count. I am "only" 16 lbs over "normal" BMI and my doctors said I need to lose weight because of high BP and prediabetes. I hope this will count.