Have you ever felt guilty for not reaching a goal you set for yourself while ignoring the great progress you’d already made?
I usually love the show Extreme Weight Loss with Chris (and now Heidi Powell). I like the show because it’s not a competition. It’s purely him helping someone reach some really monstrous goals in a year. Sure, it’s unrealistic for most of us to get those results, because unlike the folks on the show, we can’t quit our jobs and basically live on a training facility.
A few weeks ago, I was really disappointed with the show. A woman made some incredible progress in each of her three phases, but she didn’t meet any of her goals. Keep in mind that her goals were like 30 lbs a month for three months, and then 10 lbs a month for three months. Some really high-order stuff going on here.
Heidi knew it was because of her food, and when she pressed, the woman confessed that she didn’t think it was really a big deal to add a half an avocado here and there to her chicken.
I almost stopped watching the show.Continue reading...