Weight can affect how you feel, how you manage your day-to-day activities, and your relationships with others. Because weight affects everyone differently, how you manage your weight has to meet your needs.
People who are working at managing their weight to have a better quality of life have said:
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?
reflection journal and select how closely you agree or disagree with these statements.
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 want to do.
I feel upbeat and hopeful.
You’ve rated the quality of your life out of 35. After you’ve finished this learning module and have made some changes, come back to these statements again and see if your number has changed. You might want to share your thoughts with your healthcare provider.