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I agree with Bine.

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Sleeping better, more energy, fitting into my clothes more comfortably

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Better blood pressure, better lipids, less joint troubles, a better, healthier feeling all over.

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Longer, healthier life

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Oh my, too many to choose from!! emoticon

Age brings all kind of ailments, and being heavy is horrible on your joints. Also, lowering cholesterol levels is one of the things we need to do for so many reasons, especially the heart. Regaining your energy has to be near the top, also.

And of course, looking better in your clothes. emoticon

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Thanks for answering last week's question.

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In your opinion, what are the health benefits of losing weight?

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I think that your circle of influence (family, friends, environment) CAN affect your weight but I also believe that we can each learn to be in control of our "circle", our actions and our outcomes.

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Do you think your circle of influence (friends, family, environment) can affect your weight?

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No. I don't blame others or circumstances.

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Do you use a journal (digital or pen & paper) to help you reach your goals?

Yes, a very detailed one that I update regularly

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No. I will not blame others or circumstances.

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B. Our friends often influence us without intending to do so. For example, studies have shown that your risk of obesity increases by 57% if one of your closest friends is obese. But that's certainly something you can't blame your friends for - instead you should grab the chance and start a mini support group to try and lose weight together.

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A - if I were around my family more, I probably would not eat as much.

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B - yes, of course they do even when we try not to let them

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B - Yes. Absolutely

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

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B - absolutely!

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Do you think your circle of influence (friends, family, environment) can affect your weight?


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No. I will not blame others or circumstances.

o B.
Yes. Life gets to me.


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Yes, a very detailed one that I update regularly

Yes I've used it a few years back.

Edited by: YELLOW09RED at: 2/5/2018 (11:30)
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No, I've tried to keep a journal but can't stick with it

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Yes, a basic one that I update occasionally

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Yes, a very detailed one that I update daily

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No, I've tried to keep a journal but can't stick with it

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

"Wolves, like the Indian, choose their mates wisely and do not part till death--making the two spiritually entwined."

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Yes, I keep a rather complete journal, just not in SP because I found a different one I like better.

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Thank you for your answers.

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Do you use a journal (digital or pen & paper) to help you reach your goals?


Yes, a very detailed one that I update regularly

Yes, a basic one that I update occasionally

No, I've tried to keep a journal but can't stick with it

No, I've never used a journal to help me reach goals


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I eat everything in moderation.
I have a few "one bite" foods.



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Because I am learning a new lifestyle versus being "on a diet" I don't think of foods as "good" or "bad". There are definitely certain foods I am trying to increase in my diet & foods I need less of, but they don't carry a value judgement.

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None of those options. Good food vs. bad food is all about what it does to your overall health, not your weight.

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I'd say I definitely have trigger emoticon foods moderation is not my strong point. emoticon

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There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control.


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There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control.

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There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight.

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If I'm going to lose weight, a number of foods have to be completely off-limits.

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There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight.

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

"Wolves, like the Indian, choose their mates wisely and do not part till death--making the two spiritually entwined."

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Anything we consume is in general good for you if it doesn't poison you or cause an anaphylactic reaction.
I feel that as long as we know and practice moderation all is okay. trigger food for some should be avoided of course but once a person has a handle on self control, why not enjoy everything.

Edited by: KEEPITUP4LIFE at: 1/27/2018 (22:23)
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There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control.

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no "good" foods and no "bad" foods...

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There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control.

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Which statement best describes how you think about ''good'' and ''bad'' foods?


There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control.

There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight.

If I'm going to lose weight, a number of foods have to be completely off-limits.

Other (please specify)

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