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Your Best Health: Adult Weight Management

Does Weight Impact Your Life?

How has your weight affected your life?

Weight can affect how you feel, how you manage your day-to-day activities, and also your relationships with others. Because weight affects everyone differently, treatments and solutions have to meet your needs.

Those who are working at managing their weight to improve their quality of life have said:

  • “I function better at work.”
  • “I feel better and have more energy.”
  • “I feel I can take care of my home and garden. I am not too tired to keep up with everything anymore.”
  • “I can manage on my own without relying on others for help at home.”
  • “I can spend quality time with my family.”
  • “I enjoy life to the fullest.”
  • “I am setting a good example for my kids. We are all getting healthier because of the change that I made to my life.”
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.Maya Angelou

Something to think about ...

If you wish to save the blank form or print your answers, refer to the reflection journal.

Can you relate to any of these statements?

Think about your life right now. How might your weight and health affect how you feel and what you can do?

How true are these statements for you?

I have lots of energy.
Compared to a year ago, my health is better.
My health doesn’t get in the way of my social life.
My health doesn’t limit the kind of activities I want to do.
My health doesn’t limit me at work.
Pain doesn’t get in the way of what I do.
I feel upbeat and hopeful.
You’ve rated the quality of your life a out of 35. After you’ve finished this self-learning module and have made some changes, review these questions once in a while. You might want to share your thoughts with your healthcare provider.