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Re: What Are Some of the 'Other' Benefits of Weight Loss?

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Increased Stamina, Calories Burn Faster

 

The Body becomes more resistant to diseases

 

 

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These two images go out to anyone currently struggling to get started on a personal weight loss program, because, dearheart: yes, you can do it! Smiley Happy

 

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Here now a few benefits I've experienced that are not on the above list:

 

My rings fit better. Smiley Happy

 

I can wear small brimmed or no-brim hats without looking like a pinhead. Smiley Happy (Yay!)

 

Lower grocery bill. Since we now consume less, this endeavor has had a positive impact on our grocery bill. We now use about half the eggs, milk, bread, bananas, meat, grains and cheese that we did a year ago. We are eating a somewhat greater volume of vegetables, for instead of fruit or wheat-based snacks, we now eat carrots or cauliflower with hummus or a few nuts.

 

 

What about you? What 'other' benefits of weight loss have you experienced?

 

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Some benefits from losing weight or staying fit are obvious, in part because every fitness guru, weight loss article and doctor seems to mention them. Perhaps the most commonly talked about benefits are better blood sugar levels and diabetes management. But what about higher self esteem and greater mobility?

 

As stated elsewhere in this forum, I’ve been on a journey to better fitness. A year ago, my very fit hubby joined me in the pursuit of finding out what, exactly, is possible for us in terms of fitness. He began this journey as a fit man, yet since January he's jettisoned some muscle, rebuilt and redefined others and shed 20 pounds. This shocks and amazes us. Neither of us imagined he had a spare 10, much less 20 pounds on him. Clearly, we were in error. Smiley Happy 

 

Besides the improved vitals, though, we have experienced many wonderful benefits from this journey. Setting goals and working toward them as a team has made our marriage even stronger. While you'll find articles all over the web (like this one) listing the 'other' benefits of weight loss, how many of those stories are from the personal experience of a pair of senior citizens? Here's our list of the 'other' benefits we’ve experienced from our weight loss journey:

 



lose weight feel great.pngMore energy 
Better vital signs
More upbeat moods
More confidence
More comfortable
Happier outlook
Better sleep 
Clearer head
Greater flexibility
Look and feel younger

Feel in control of health future

 

 

 

 

 

What are some of the benefits you’ve experienced by either losing weight or staying fit?

 

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving