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1/13/11 8:50 A

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I would say that my weight effected my cholesterol levels - although there were definitely other factors. Also, my blood pressure & my energy levels.

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1/13/11 12:18 A

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I was only 40+lbs overweight, and not sedentary (did a lot of walking), so it didn't take an obvious toll on my health.

The one thing that did change is that I rarely eat out anymore. I guess that's healthier -- if I make a comparable "fast food" meal at home, I won't gain weight from it, but if I eat basically the same thing at a fast food place, I'll visibly gain.

There's got to be something to that.

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1/12/11 4:46 P

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Interesting, thanks for posting the link.

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1/12/11 1:33 P

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Very interesting article and, of course, we've seen lots of news articles about the cost of obesity when it comes to missed office hours, causing a reduction in productivity. Even when I was overweight, I did not miss work unless I was really, really sick. Have I seen an improvement in that area since regaining a healthy weight? I'm going to give a cautious yes. I have felt like I was coming down with a cold a couple of times since the fall season, but I have not missed out on any activities at all. It's usually been very mild, I've still been able to exercise and take in healthy nutrition.

All of these, I believe, have combined to boost my immune system and I feel GOOD. That -- like the credit card commercial likes to say -- is priceless. My current weight is actually putting "money in the bank" instead of costing me!

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1/12/11 12:01 P

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You might want to read this article before you share.
Cost of Obesity Approaching $300 Billion a Year
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And this is my favorite link for BMR. If you haven't seen it before, you might find it eye opening.
www.internetfitness.com/calculators/
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r.htm


So, how would you answer the question?
I know some of you have met your weight goal and are maintaining. If that is the case, how have you changed what your weight was costing you?

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