I weighed 273 pounds when I left the intensive care unit. I went home and went to work. The tools were a strict diet, aerobics, resistance, yoga, and stretching exercises. I lost 100 pounds in eleven months.
I focused and focused hard on those things and I think it is safe to say that many responsibilities were neglected.
The rewards came quickly in the form of weight loss. That made it easy to continue on.
I can tell you from a purely personal standpoint, it was not worth it, to lose that many pounds that quick, to much was neglected.
According to the Center for Disease Control my health would probably have been served better had it taken me twice as long to lose the weight as it did, and I know my personal life would have fared better.
The rewards would have came slower, less weight loss. Doing things in moderation may make the word persistence more important.