Are You Ready for Weight Loss Quiz

Are you ready for permanent weight loss?

How many times have you begun a diet, determined that this will be the last diet you’ll ever need, and this time you will reach your goals? How many times have you been disappointed, discouraged, and disgusted by the lack of results? How many times have you wondered is it me, the diet, or I’m just destined to remain overweight?

Losing weight and keeping it off is possible. Success is an achievable outcome for those who truly are ready to put energy and focus into lifestyle changes that will lead to permanent weight loss. Find out whether or not you are emotionally ready to embark on the journey by taking the following quiz.

Circle which answer, a or b, is closest to your current mind-set. Be brutally honest – do not choose what you think is the “correct” answer; choose what truly reflects your thinking.

  1. Most experts agree that losing 1-2 pounds a week is a healthy rate. How do you feel when you read that?
    1. Encouraged. That sounds doable.
    2. Panicked! I’m going on vacation in 3 weeks and need to loose 15 pounds.
  2. What is your target weight?
    1. I want to be at a healthier weight.
    2. I want to be a size (fill in the blank), just like when I was in college.
  3. How would you describe your recent dieting history?
    1. I’m a bit heavier than I’d like to be, but my weight has stayed stable.
    2. I’ve lost and regained the same weight over and over.
  4. When you look in a full-length mirror, what crosses your mind?
    1. I could stand to loose a few pounds, but I think I look pretty good.
    2. Full-length mirror? Are you kidding?
  5. How would your life be different if you lost weight?
    1. I would have more confidence to pursue what I’d like to do.
    2. I’d have a better social life, and I think my professional life would improve too.
  6. What is different about your commitment to losing weight this time, compared with previous attempts?
    1. I’m now willing to make some healthy lifestyle changes.
    2. This time I’m really going to stick to my diet.
  7. What would you say is primarily responsible for your weight?
    1. I overeat and am too sedentary.
    2. I inherited fat genes, so it’s tough for me.
  8. Do you think you can work regular exercise into your schedule?
    1. Yes. I have no choice but to make it a priority.
    2. Doubtful. My life is hectic right now, and it’s hard to find the time.
  9. Do you think you can develop long-term healthy-eating patterns?
    1. Yes. I know it’s the only way to safely and permanently lose weight.
    2. ’ll do OK until other people tempt me or the holidays come around.
  10. How do you feel about your chances of losing weight?
    1. I’m confident that I can reach a healthy weight and maintain it.
    2. I secretly doubt that I can reach and maintain my ideal weight.

Scoring: If you answered a to all questions, congratulations! You seem ready for lasting weight loss. If you answered b to any questions, explore and work through that area before embarking on behavioral changes that will lead to permanent weight loss. (See 8 steps to Permanent Weight Loss)

Did you find out that there are some issues that seem to be holding you back from permanent weight loss?

If so, don’t be discouraged! Actually, that is great news! Awareness is the first step towards change.

If you discovered that you have some work to do before embarking on yet another weight loss plan, or you determined that you are ready to work towards permanent weight loss, partnering with EllenG Coaching will make the journey smoother, more efficient and fun.

As your wellness coach, I will help you work through the issues that might be blocking success, help you stay focused and motivated, and give you the information you need to devise a realistic and sound program. I will give you the encouragement to keep working through obstacles, that is everyday life, that constantly get in the way.

Most important, I will empower you to take charge of developing the plan that fits your unique personality and that you can maintain for life!