Many obese people are told they need to lose weight. What they are not told is that many of the diseases, disorders, and pain that they have would be eliminated if they lost weight. Never once did a doctor tell me that I could be totally relieved of acid reflux if I lost weight. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was given instructions to control my blood sugar but was never told that losing weight would have prevented the disease or would possibly reverse the disease. Many people tell me they can't exercise because they have knee problems or hip problems, etc. I have a client who was told by her doctor she must lose weight to stay alive, and he told her, "Just follow any diet and do some exercise." She didn't know how she could exercise when her knees gave her so much pain. Now after having worked out for one plus years and having lost 135 pounds, she is amazed that she no longer has knee pain. So don't let obstacles be your excuse for not getting fit and healthy, but rather let them be your springboard to action and motivation!