I have a number of O friends who resist the diet for various reasons (I also have lots of O friends who regularly thank me for turning them on to the diets, because they have lost weight, "lost" allergies/asthma, "lost" arthritis, etc.
I feel a lot younger than my years, so far, and that counts for a lot with me.
It's amazing what some people can loose with the right kind of help.
My weight loss goal: 220 lbs. A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.