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Check Your Readiness to Lose Weight with this New Quiz

Check your readiness to lose weight with the quiz from Donna Hartney, author of "aha" moment self-help book

Would you like to lose weight and keep it off? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution.

Test your readiness to achieve and maintain a healthy weight with this quick quiz. Click on the filename to download the quiz: Weight Loss Quiz.pdf


Jordin Sparks describes her “AHA!”

I’ve got three great AHA! videos to share with you! Let’s start with Jordin Sparks. Winner of American Idol when she was just seventeen, Jordin describes in this AOL On Health interview how a trip to her doctor sparked an AHA! that transformed her health.


Want to Lose Weight? Prime Yourself for an AHA! to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals (Some additional thoughts)

When it comes to weight loss motivation, an AHA! can give you what you need to acieve your weight loss goals

I was inspired by my last post to write a press release about the role that AHA!s can plan in achieving your weight loss goals. Click here if you’re interested in reading When It Comes to Achieving Weight Loss Goals, a New Year’s Resolution and Good Intentions May Not Be Enough.

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2013!


An AHA! Could Give You What You Need to Shed Unwanted Pounds

Fitapproach.com recently posted two blogs that spotlighted AHA!s that lead to weight loss. They’re great stories! Theresa Benoit experienced a flash of clarity when she discovered some dated pictures of herself. Mommyweighless was hit with her AHA! after an annual checkup.

M.D. Jeanette N. Keith, a Buffalo-based gastroenterologist, says that she’s a believer in the importance of insights when it comes to losing weight. In an interview with Jane Kwiatkowski of The Buffalo News, Dr. Keith said,”Every individual who I’ve talked to has had a different ‘”aha” moment.” But what is similar is the inner motivation that allows them to stick with their program. Your friends and family may want it for you, but until you own it, the change just won’t happen.”

What tends to trigger a weight-loss AHA!? The biggest trigger, I have found, is catching a glimpse of yourself, whether it’s by seeing yourself in a photo or mirror or seeing yourself through the eyes of others. (There are four weight loss accounts included in The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career. Kelly Jens, Julie Hadden, and Nathan Phillips each experienced an AHA! after seeing themselves clearly, while Bil Cornelius was hit with a flash of clarity when he saw himself from the perspective of others.)