How important is this to me?
1. The exercises needed for me to lose weight would be drudgery.
2. I would feel more optimistic if I lose weight.
3. I would be less productive.
4. I would feel sexier if I lose weight.
5. In order to lose weight I would be forced to eat less appetizing foods.
6. My self-respect would be greater if I lose weight.
7. My dieting could make meal planning more difficult for my family or housemates
8. My family would be proud of me If I lose weight.
9. I would not be able to eat some of my favorite foods if I were trying to lose weight.
10.I would be less self-conscious if I lost weight.
11.Dieting would take the pleasure out of meals.
12.Others would have more respect for me if I lose weight.
13.I would have to cut down on some of my favorite activities if I try to lose weight.
14.I could wear more attractive clothing if I lost weight
15.I would have to avoid some of my favorite places if I were trying to lose weight
16.My health would improve if I lost weight.
17.Trying to lose weight could end up being expensive when everything is taken into account.
18.I would feel more energetic if I lost weight.
19.I would have to cut down on my favorite snacks if I were dieting.
20.I would be able to accomplish more if I carried fewer pounds.
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM; Prochaska & DiClemente‚ 1983; Prochaska‚ DiClemente‚ & Norcross‚ 1992)
Importance in making a decision about losing weight: 1=Not important at all‚ 2=Slightly important‚ 3=Moderately important‚ 4=Very important‚ 5=Extremely important
Pros of Losing Weight2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 14‚ 16‚ 18‚ 20
Cons of Losing Weight1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 11‚ 13‚ 15‚ 17‚ 19
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