Dieting has never been a large priority in my life. I live a fairly active lifestyle because I have to walk a lot every day (living in major cities will do that). Even though my BMI is just slightly high enough to be considered overweight, I am still fit enough to help lift heavy loads without difficulty. With all of these factors in place, dieting always seemed like something that would help me live a healthier lifestyle, but I never really felt the urge to start.

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That all changed when I got engaged to my fiancée. I started thinking about the wedding and everything that came along with it, including wedding photos. I thought about my parents' wedding photos and how they looked so young in their portraits, partially because they were a bit more fit than I was at their age. Thinking about how I wanted to remember my wedding day sparked the resolution I didn't ever think I would make: to lose some weight.

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