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    - 11/4/2015 8:37:28 AM
    Finally, some Truth! Weight loss will not make your whole life feel perfect, your health will improve, but the rest of the world will not treat you better because you lost weight. Your whole attitude might need to change. You will not be the toast of the town, and I find maintenance to be more stressful than losing the weight. Prepare for that, friends. I think that is why people go back to overeating, time and again. - 7/18/2015 6:27:15 AM
  • Good quiz, but I don't know how much it will change anyone's thinking. I CAN say with clarity that accepting that weight loss is a gradual, non-linear process has been the most successful mental change I've made, and now that I've lost 95 pounds I think it's fair to say that it's working for me. - 7/17/2015 12:53:07 PM
    I disagree with number 6 being false, because weight loss can and HAS solved a lot of health issues for me. My cholesterol level has gone from extremely high to completely normal, I had a lot of pains in my joints, and now I feel good, I got winded easily, now I can walk alongside my fiancť in a store without falling behind or needing to stop completely, and I just feel better! And I disagree with number 11 needing to be true. I'm sure some people like to do that, but I don't. I find journaling when I am having any problems is a lot better than talking to others. But that's a personal preference. - 7/17/2015 11:39:52 AM
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    This was a very helpful article for me. I have to really focus on: "The belief that you have to lose weight before you can start living the life you want only keeps you from creating that life right now." :D - 7/17/2015 9:54:38 AM
  • I scored a 9! Yeah! I am not going to quit my new healthy lifestyle no matter what! - 9/29/2014 2:04:02 PM
    Nice article. - 7/25/2014 5:57:23 PM
  • a wonderful quiz and very thought provoking.

    I think it's a wonderful quiz -- thought provoking and blog worthy.

    You can easily take the quiz without reading ahead.

    I blogged my answers and then went back and scored it. - 6/5/2014 10:19:58 AM
  • "Finally, the most important conceptóif you scored a 0 on Question 6 (believing that weight loss will solve many other problems in your life), you may be expecting more than weight loss can deliver, setting yourself up for problems both now and after you reach your goal."

    You cannot say this because you don't know what my problems are, losing weight will in fact solve many issues I am experiencing such as high blood pressure, it will help to ease the pain in my arthritic knees, it will help me to sit on the plane without needing an extender belt, and, hopefully, it will get me active enough to be able to to do things like hiking, walking or biking with my husband! Your interpretation of that question implies that I am thinking it will make me happy or solve my mood issues that lead to eating erratically...not everyone thinks that way when they see that question. - 9/6/2013 4:05:04 PM
    I think you totally 'hit the nail on the head' when you mentioned that we need to put our weight loss journey into a proper perspective. I definitely fall under that category of panicking if I don't do things the perfect and right away so that I could lose weight and end up getting that career and relationship I've always wanted.

    You're right...I need to start living the life I want NOW, and let the weightloss part just be a smaller part of the bigger picture.

    Less stress on me! Thanks for the excellent article. Have a great day. - 9/5/2013 10:53:47 AM
  • Really great article! - 9/5/2013 10:00:06 AM
  • Great article. - 7/22/2013 11:55:48 AM
  • The model already lost it and it trying to maintain. Or maybe she really needs to lose more. You know I hate it when bigger people do that to me. I know I NEED to lose 10-15 lbs, but they say to me, "oh but you are at what my goal weight is, why do you need to lose." Not trying to be hateful, just maybe a thought worth considering. - 2/23/2013 9:56:16 AM
  • Why does the model in that photo want to lose weight? ;-) - 2/18/2013 1:44:32 PM
  • Though I got a 7, I still don't believe that I can lose weight. Have been trying for 60 years. A few times I lost a few pounds, but now am at the highest in my life at 73. When I track my food I am in the range. If I eat only protein I can lose a few, but who can keep that up? And it's not really healthy. - 2/17/2013 1:01:12 AM

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