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Wow! I am so thankful to be where I need to be.



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great motivation emoticon



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emoticon It is a Powerful Reminder/Image!



 
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emoticon I agree



 
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I love pics like this!

Ash :)


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No wonder I am having trouble breathing, my back and knees hurt, and have trouble just getting up. Definitely a wake up call.



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This picture is great motivation! I emailed it to myself as a reminder.

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Wow really makes you think.



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OMG! I weighed 240 pounds when I started here and my insides must have been nearly the same as that woman's. I've always known being obese was really unhealthy but that picture really hammers it home!



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Wow! That puts a whole other perspective on the importance of being healthy. Great motivation to keep up the hard work.

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emoticon Great Motivation!!



 
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If that doesn't put things into perspective I don't know what does. That's crazy and scary at the same time!



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Wow thats a shock. It reminds me to stay on track

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Wow.. I dont want to ever put that much stress on my body!!!!

Have a Blessed Day!


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That's definitely a motivator!



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Oh man! That's so crazy to think of it that way!! Definitely going to work out after work today lol

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If that isn't the motivation we all need, I don't know what is!!



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emoticon Something to think about when your Motivation is Low.



 
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emoticon Shocking!



 
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Would be really neat if it was the same woman



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WOW

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This is quite a wake-up call. I'm sending it to my mom so she can see it. Thanks!

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All I have to say is wow. great motivation.



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That's interesting. I wonder what a scan of my body would have looked like at 70 inches tall and 330 pounds. Though, it doesn't say how tall they are.

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Wow, what a crazy view on weight and weight loss!



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Wow. This has really hit home as 253 is my current weight. I've always knew deep down there must be some internal difference but never had the ability to see it before now. I wish I could get a scan of *me*, now...and use that as motivation - it would be horrible to look at, but such a motivator.

I'm going to save this as a screen on my phone...so I can swipe to it when I need it.

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Amazing! Thanks for sharing. The thing that stood out most to me was how much fat was going on internally - around organs such as colon/heart. Great motivation, thanks!



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Thank you for posting this. It's a perspective we don't normally see.


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Yikes. So I guess the one on the left was me a couple of years ago. Hopefully a lot closer to the one on the right now -- and hope to stay that way...

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Wow, I have heard from massage therapists that they notice overweight people's ab area is a mess because 'things' aren't in the right place from all the fat.



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Wow. That is scary.

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wow. The 250 lb woman's upper legs are muscular, but she has less evidence of muscle mass in her calves compared to the 120 lb woman. She looks uncomfortable. I was close to 225 recently, so this scan could have been me if I didn't take control.

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emoticon Great Reminder!!



 
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great pic! Great motivation!

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I am printing this photo in color and then using it to make a visual motivator for my weight loss journey. My starting weight is just a hair over the large photo so I am hoping that seeing this daily will really help me stay on track.

Now I just need some visual motivators to start me exercising. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.


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oh goodness, thats a huge difference.



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Wow. That's me emoticon



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WOW! now I know why I have felt so bad for so long. I am a small woman frame wise and all the extra weight I have been and still am carrying is tearing my body up. WOW!

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This really makes you realize how damaging excess fat is to your health!

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Thank you for sharing. It does help me. I wasn't quite as high as 250, but does cause me to really think.

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http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-eating-article/%20body-scan-of-a-250-lbs-woman-vs-a-120-%20lbs-woman/940665


Something to Think About!!



 
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That was scary. Definitely a motivator for me to lose this excess weight.



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It is scary.sure it will motivate me just not to be there in the future. I am fighting with myself right now at 150 lb then sure it would scare me if I was at 250 (just 100 lb more) emoticon



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Wow, a picture is worth a thousand words!



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Wow, that really nails it for me!

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Wow. That is a definite motivator for me.



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OMG . I used to weigh 298 pounds. What the scan of the 250 pound woman showed the size of her heart and internal organs. It just motivates me to never get back there again. I can't believe how much damage I was doing to my body. Know wonder I felt so bad all the time. But I was overweight/obese for the 1st 40 years of my life and reversed all my problems such as sleep apnea, prediabetes, PCOS, gerd ,back pain.Thanks I sometimes get focused on the 11 pounds I need to lose and not the 134 I have kept off got 6.5 years.



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What a shock...thank you for posting this.



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The link from the original post is here:
www.wellsphere.com/healthy-eating-article/
body-scan-of-a-250-lbs-woman-vs-a-120- lbs-woman/940665


To the person who made this comment:

"...but I fail to see what's so bad about the 250lbs woman? She looks different for sure (but don't we all?), and has more fat, but apart from that? I'm not a doctor, so I can't tell what would actually be weight-related health problems from this picture alone. Can you?"

I would suggest that even a totally unqualified person can see the massive amount of fat around the organs, and realize that this is a health hazard in itself We don't HAVE to know the BP, or blood results to know that this isn't good! THEN by reading the other issues pointed out below the two images, you can see how the excessive weight impacts further.

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awesome! emoticon



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thx so much. ths is what i needed. i wasnt feeling 2 jazzed up about working out today. i only did eliptical. no weight training. eat some salty pan fried food i dont normally eat. low energh level overall. seeing this image re-centered me again...! thx!!!!! i will think twice nex time i crqve starbucks mocha...



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wow.

"Discontent is the source of all trouble,
but also of all progress, in individuals and nations."
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Wow, that's a different way of seeing things. Thanks for posting!

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Wow ! Thanks for posting this !



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I taped a printout of this on my kitchen cabinet for a daily reminder!



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That is amazing. Absolute motivation!

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Keep up the good work it will pay off! Hope the wedding goes well!
It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to loose weight!
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All I can say is.... WOW!!! It's so bad for my body to be overweight!!!



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This was an eye opener for me!!


Edited by: IRISHSAVER at: 11/29/2012 (14:44)

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Wow! This is definetly motivating!



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I agree with the previous poster. From the picture you can't tell her BP, her glucose levels, whether her spine is correct,. Other than being overweight-- the 120lb woman may have cancer or diabetes.

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I'm going to be the voice of dissent here perhaps, but I fail to see what's so bad about the 250lbs woman? She looks different for sure (but don't we all?), and has more fat, but apart from that? I'm not a doctor, so I can't tell what would actually be weight-related health problems from this picture alone. Can you?



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Hmmm.



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emoticon Very Interesting!!



 
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Crazy!! I can't wait to be the smaller one!



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WOOOW!



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8/27/12 1:29 P

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wow....never seen anything like this...makes you think ...and realize why we are on this journey.



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8/27/12 1:15 P

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Wow eye opener is an understatement....to see that and think I was 230 at my heaviest yikes!

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” - Bil Keane



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8/27/12 10:00 A

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Thank you for posting that! That should scare anyone into wanting to be healthier!



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8/27/12 3:49 A

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That is scary: the damage done on the inside is the the bigger issue than the physical appearance on the outside that so many of us tend to be more concerned with.

Stay healthy



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8/27/12 2:15 A

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Wow. And when I compare the enlarged heart to the normal one...

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find that you get what you need. -- Stones, claro


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8/26/12 9:56 A

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That is, in fact, rather disturbing...emoticon

Normally I would say pass the eye/mind bleach, but this is a visual that I really need to keep in mind! Maybe it will help the next time I feel like eating garbage or sitting on my behind instead of exercising

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8/26/12 6:17 A

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while I'm thinking someone of 250 lbs doesn't often have a goal of 120; it would be nice if it were a scan of the SAME person; before & after healthy weight loss

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8/26/12 2:06 A

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wow! interesting



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