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Gathering resources

You have decided that it is time. You are on your way to a new you! You know
you can do it, but just to be safe, gather resources around you to make sure
that you are prepared every step of the way.

Find a friend to lean on.
It can be a tough long journey. But it needn’t be. Drawing on support from family,
friends, and other sources can make the journey easier. Surround yourself with
positive, encouraging people who understand and share your commitment towards
developing a healthy lifestyle. Find people who are good listeners. And find
an exercise buddy who shares the priority you’ve placed on developing a healthier
lifestyle. Ideally, a support person might be someone who is also involved in
a weight-loss program.

You have many options.
There are as many different approaches as there are individuals. Some people
may prefer to follow a weight-loss program on their own without a buddy system.
However, they might need to talk to a doctor who specializes in obesity, or
other professional, such as a dietitian or personal trainer, on an individual
basis to help them stay on track. Others might seek support in a group setting
by joining a weight loss program. Depending on what you want to get out of joining
the group, your rewards may come through the sense of community, support, and
encouragement, from helpful suggestions from others who are traveling the same
road, and from feeling and knowing that you’re not alone. And your ultimate
reward will be your better health.

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