Ready to Lose Weight
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1. Are you excited to get started right now and not wait for the new week, month, or year?
2. Do you have realistic weight loss goals (how much you want to lose and how long that should take)?
3. Do you accept that you will have to make lifelong changes in eating and exercise habits? Are you prepared to make these lifelong commitments?
4. Can you honestly say that you are no longer tempted by quick weight loss products and promises, and that you believe losing weight slowly is healthier and more successful long-term?
5. Can you make losing weight your top priority for the next 6 months or so? In other words, is your life stable right now and for the foreseeable future (no marital problems, no job changes or concerns, no major financial or business worries, no sickness in the family, no child custody threats, no other cause of major stress)?
6. Is losing weight so important to you that you're willing and able to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle that will allow you to faithfully follow your diet and exercise plan?
7. Do you accept that you will have to learn new skills and practice them to lose weight successfully?
8. Do you know where you can get support (family/friends, an internet group, a local weight loss group with regular meetings)?
9. Do you want to lose weight for yourself, not because your partner, friends, or parents nag you?
10. Are you willing to do things you don't really want to do if it will help you lose weight?
11. Do you know how to say 'No' to others who may try, purposely or not, to sabotage your efforts?
12. Have you had a recent physical and do you have permission from your doctor to begin a healthy, natural weight loss program?

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