Last night I had my second major moment of sticker shock with Slimgenics. I never knew it would cost so much to loose weight. Every where you turn there is another reduction in size but it’s not only me losing weight; my wallet is getting skinny too!
The first shock was the initial price tag to “join” the program. I nearly choked on my lemon laced water, until I worked out the cost per week of it and realized that I am only really paying about $12.34 a week for the entire program including Balance and Weight Control Phases. Ok, not so bad, comparable even to W.W. weekly fee. Still, my reaction to the initial price tag went something like this:
“I have to pay it all at once? Oh, well, that could be a problem, no wait, I have a super hero coming to my rescue (thanks Mom!), here is the dough, and would you also like to have my first born child with that? No? That’s good, because I don’t have one yet.”
Then they tell you that you have to eat the snacks and the drink mix and stuff that they sell, another hidden little cost, but no more expensive really than W.W. snacks or stuff I would have purchased at the grocery store, it all balances out for the most part and I am still sticking to my weekly grocery budget.
Alright, 16 pounds down, doing good, getting into old clothes I haven’t worn in a while, no need to buy new pants just yet (but I know its coming at me eventually), maybe I should join a gym.
“I’m sorry, you want how much of my hard earned cash to come here and sweat? Maybe I didn’t tell you, but Slimgenics already has dibs on my first born, how about taking the 2nd child? First and Last months dues all at once, you are kidding me right? Wow! Um, I think I’ll go to Wal-Mart and buy a video.”
“This beginner yoga DVD, yoga mat and blocks cost what? Jeebus Cripes it’s a conspiracy! Forget it, I’ll just get a pedometer and walk it all off, never mind the fact that it’s currently -4 degrees outside and I’ll probably end up in the E.R. with hypothermia, it will likely be less expensive!”
Now I’ve been on the program over a month and I realize I am out of the recommended herbal blend, so last night I ask for a new bottle when I am purchasing my carb blockers and Omega Fish Oil blends. That’s when it hit’s me, the second major sticker shock of Slimgenics. Over one hundred and twenty dollars for some herbs, no freaking way! If this program wasn’t working so well, I would definitely think about giving up.
My mamma didn’t raise any quitters however, and so I asked my inside man to get them for me at their cost and now I’m off and running once again. I can tell you one thing, this is going to be a very expensive year!