I have lost 43 pounds so far, and it HAS made many areas of my life a lot better. That's why I answered question 6 as TRUE. My answer is not a projection into the future, but it was given with the benefit of hindsight.
Carrying 43 pounds less has changed my body shape, radically, doing away with my "wheat belly", and giving me a more standard silhouette. As a result, I noticed a radically different, much more positive and respectful attitude towards me from total strangers in stores, hospitals, and on the playground.
I am now able to run with my grandchildren and actually outrun the younger ones ! At night, I can turn in bed with ease. My backache is gone. My ankles and feet are grateful.
I am now wearing a Size 12 and am able to shop for clothes in almost any store, instead of looking for a somewhat fashionable Size 18 or 20 in just one or two stores.
Those are just a few tangible benefits of my weight loss. The entire list is a whole lot longer. So, yes, losing weight has improved many areas of my life, providing enough incentive to stick with what I have learned during this process.
- 10/22/2012 3:10:09 PM