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  • This quiz pointed out some misconceptions I've had about my diet. Now I can relax and change! - 11/8/2011 7:53:50 PM
  • DONNAWANNALOSE
    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. - 8/19/2011 2:56:38 AM
  • OUTDOORSDC
    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. - 1/20/2011 7:54:55 PM
  • 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. :-) - 1/20/2011 12:04:16 PM
  • 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! - 1/20/2011 10:47:59 AM
  • 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! - 1/20/2011 10:47:53 AM
  • 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! - 1/20/2011 10:45:49 AM
  • On some of the questions I wanted to answer true AND false...depending on the situation. For instance "do I think that weight loss will solve other life problems?" Do I think it will solve ALL of life's problems...NO but I do believe it will solve some; not because of the weight loss in lbs but because of the results of the loss, more activity, better mood, feel healthy (more energy,etc). "Do I believe that I will never slip up?" Of course I will have good days and bad days however I do EXPECT myself to stick to my goals and feel some defeat when I don't the trick is to not let it stop me overall. Someone in one of my groups said, "if you run a red light you don't give up and continue to run them from then on" (paraphrase). I know that this is a lifetime change which in and of itself can be a STRESSOR, lifetime (hopefully) is a long time! - 1/20/2011 9:55:07 AM
  • CLAIRE11111
    I was tempted to answer yes to number 6 as well. However, it is a trick question. If I lose weight, will I have more energy? Will I feel better? Will I have a better sex life? Will I live longer? The answer is most likely yes. However, not all "healthy weight people" have no back or knee pain, or have endless energy, or have a great sex life. Good for me if I do! However, I think it is better to keep some reservation in the back of my mind and prepare myself that all my pain might not go away or that I am still not the "supermom" I wanted to be. I think I would be setting myself for failure if after losing 50 pounds, my life did not change the way I thought it would. I think that the extra energy, the ability to sleep better, the lower blood pressure, the better job, the nicer boyfriend etc are all side effects of losing weight Just as with any pills, the side effects are often different from one person to the next. I hope to be able to appreciate whatever benefits I get from my weight lost, even if it is not what I wanted to start with. Will it be a better life? I hope so... - 1/20/2011 7:03:05 AM
  • AMGLOVESDCG
    Wonderful article. Weight loss & weight management is a lifestyle, there will be slip-ups as we're human and we're flawed. This thing is a journey, get on board, do your best today. Your best today will likely be different from yesterday's best and tomorrow's best but you must know it was your best for today. My best today was sharing a piece of banananut bread with a co-worker. Yesterday, my best was eating properly (no banananut bread). Just do your best everyday, and own it. - 3/18/2010 9:49:41 AM
  • NEVER SLIP UP??????????? NOW NEVER IS A LONG TIME! LOL - 3/6/2010 7:49:08 PM
  • I've re-read this article a few times and when I look at question #6 and my response to it as true, I keep thinking true is the right answer. Now, I could be interpreting the answer differently, but with weight loss my blood pressure can drop, I will eat better, and probably sleep better. So, my life will change dramatically. I'm not expecting my credit score to improve or that I will get a better job because of weight loss. My boyfriend isn't going to turn into Prince Charming overnight and I won't suddenly get a dog, but overall I think weight loss will be a benefit to my life and life changing. - 2/27/2010 12:40:27 PM
  • Also disagreeing (respectfully) on 6. I know for a fact that a couple of specific medical issues that impact my quality of life will improve with further weight loss. Not only does my doctor say so, but I've already seen some improvement. - 1/29/2010 10:18:45 AM
  • NGAIBRUCE
    I'm far too disciplined to "slip up" on issues as clearcut as this one. I had no problem with the other 11! - 1/21/2010 4:17:13 PM
  • LESLEY610
    This article is so true. I have only recently joined spark and cannot remember the last time I felt so motivated. Thankyou to my daughter who introduced me to the site/ - 1/21/2010 4:58:41 AM

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