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TOP, BEST reason to lose weight (for many people)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

There are lists and lists of reasons to lose weight.

I had an ob-gyn appt recently. This doctor did not even know me. But he did tell me something I had not thought of.

He said, " I have no idea what will 'do you in.' and you might live for a very long time. But I do know that if you lose weight, your quality of life will be much better."

That hit me pretty hard.

It is not really motivating to hear how losing weight will help arteries not clog up or that you will breathe easier and that your heart will not work as hard. Those are pretty vague and hard to measure. And overweight people usually say they know plenty of overweight people who do not have terrible health problems .And we know plenty of thin people die early with awful diseases. We also say doctors only look at our weight no matter what ailment we come in with.

I hate to say it, but this doctor hit the nail on the head. If I lose weight, I will enjoy life more!

Holy smokes! A doctor told me something very wise! Wow!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNNJ1976 1/3/2013 5:44PM

    This is so true. I've been at goal weight and I've been overweight, goal weight is better! emoticon

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LILY_SPARK 1/3/2013 11:39AM

    Likewise, a slender person who doesn't work out or who eats garbage foods will enjoy their life much better by choosing health, TOO :)

I think it's great that you 'heard' something that clicked! Better now than next week.

Even though diseases touch EVERY member of my family, I never knew what coronary heart disease looked like. I made a post that shows two. The video is amazing (short) and the photo is my mum.

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HOUNDLOVER1 1/3/2013 12:23AM

    A wise doctor indeed. I never thought this was true until I reached my goal weight (and now I've set a new one). So many things we can't do until we lose weight we attribute to aging, but that is very rarely true. I know people in their 80's who enjoy all the activities that I was not able to do until I lost the weight or that wore me out before. And it's not just physical abilities but also mental sharpness. I was not really aware of the brain fog I was in until I ate healthier and exercised more.

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ALIHIKES 1/2/2013 6:58PM

    Great blog and good insight by the doctor!

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LINOVER 1/2/2013 4:13PM

    Very smart doctor! Plus one that finally says something we can all understand!

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DEBBY4576 1/2/2013 3:41PM

    Ain't that the truth!!! I like what he said.

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EBURGITE 1/2/2013 1:08PM

    that's a great way to look at it. thanks!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 1/2/2013 12:23PM

    Here is to enjoying life more! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/2/2013 11:52AM

    Sometimes the simplest idea has the most profound impact. What can you do to keep this idea front and foremost in your head as you face each day?

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 1/2/2013 11:03AM

  That's the main reason I am losing weight is to improve the quality of life.

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/2/2013 10:41AM

    and some truth we all need to know. We continue our journey here.

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TXMEMAW6 1/2/2013 10:31AM

    Great advice!! I'm looking forward to enjoying life more as I lose weight this year! Hope you have a very successful 2013!! Hugz coming your way, Chris!

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IGSBETH 1/2/2013 10:24AM

    Great point!

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PATRICIA441 1/2/2013 10:15AM

    I think most of us know what we need to do, how it will help us physically . That we will have less aches and pains etc. The thing is we have to be committed to doing it.Not for the doctors words but knowing it will be much better for us especially as we get older. Good Luck to us all. Positive thinking goes a long way.

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SCAREWALDORF 1/2/2013 10:15AM

    Here's to 2013! Your doctor is right! xoxo

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PJBONARRIGO 1/2/2013 9:55AM

    What a wise doctor. Losing weight will increase the quality of life, very true! Here's to a healthier and better life for 2013! Happy New Year! emoticon

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DARLY55 1/2/2013 9:49AM

    Yes! That is exactly what I have been telling my sisters!

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