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  • Why does the woman in the picture want to lose weight, is she trying to disappear altogether? :-)
    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.
    I agree with every point made in the quiz. Unfortunately when I focus on EVERYTHING I stress so badly that I end up gaining weight. I'm at the end. I've resigned myself to the knowledge that I don't have the willpower to do what needs to be done. When I conquer one facet, another problem arises. Done, stick a fork in me. I'm going out fat and happy, albeit sooner than I could.
    Good article. I know true on 6 is correct for me as with many physical problems weight loss will alleviate much pain making it easier for me to have a more active and normal and healthy life.
  • -BENI-
    Karate kid - you are so right!
    LOL - the woman in the picture looks fabulous. I understand many women worry needlessly about their weight, but it would be nice to have someone a little more representative of people who are struggling.
  • Opened my eyes! Wow!!
  • WOO HOO!! On my way to success!!
  • Definitely the article I needed to read today!
  • This quiz pointed out some misconceptions I've had about my diet. Now I can relax and change!
    This was an eye-opener for me. Some of these things I have improved on recently and I scored a 7 which is good BUT rereading the questions I got a 0 on and reading your comments about them really got my attention. I realize now that even though I am doing better I still have some things to work on! This, so far, has been the most important article I've read so far. It has given me a lot to think about.
    Once again...brilliant. So happy you're on here, Dean. I was always look forward to reading your articles. I agree with the other comments about question 6, but I think there's a subtle difference in what the article is talking about (credit score, new home, happiness 24/7 or whatever) and what people cite as very valid benefits like better health, more energy, etc.
  • Wow, I was thinking of #6 more from a physical problems standpoint. At 20 pounds lighter I'm relieved of some back and joint pain I was experiencing. Very helpful article. :-)
  • Wow, I have to keep that explanation for Question 12 in mind. I never appreciated the value of just fighting a holding action! It's nice to know that, in stressful times, I can claim not gaining as an accomplishment. Thanks for the insight!

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