We should remember we are worth our weight loss in gold

It’s important the parade continues – but safely

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I have written before about the need to take charge of your own life and not wait for someone to do it for you.

So I had my head in my hands reading about yet another place offering an incentive for people to lose weight.

This time it’s Dubai, in the UAE, and actual gold is being offered to people who fight the bulge and win. For each kilo lost – that’s 2.2lbs in old money – they get a gram of gold, 1/10th of the weight lost.

It’s being launched during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting in daylight, which sounds like a pretty good time to me – unless as soon as night falls the feasting begins.

All I know is taking control of our lives and not doing it for silly incentives is what makes us worth our weight loss in gold.