Image via WikipediaI just got back from a family vacation and we had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, I can't shake the shock of being at the pool and seeing so many obese people. I don't think people realize how badly that being overweight impacts their lives. First, being obese shortens your life span; you can rarely expect to live past 70 years. Secondly, if you are obese you can expect a poor quality of life; diabetes, aching joints, low energy, etc.... Thirdly, and the saddest thing about obesity is it is a lifestyle choice.