When Does A Weight Goal Become Less Important Than Progress?

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.

Taming The Monster: Useful Ways To Figure Out Your Food Cravings

Losing weight and getting healthy would be really easy if it wasn’t for those stupid cravings. Am I right?

We know sugar is addictive. We know grains hurt our guts. We know we’d be much healthier if we avoided fast food. We know a lot of stuff.

But those ridiculous, irrational, completely infantile cravings scream and yell and wear you down until they get what they want.

Why will this time be different?

You’ve done this many times before. Why will this time be different?

I’m not the only person to have asked myself that question. You’ve probably done it yourself. The reason that question hurts so much is that up until now, none of the times have been any different. Asking it to yourself again is essentially the same thing as reminding yourself of all the times you’ve tried before and failed. If enough failures come, you start to wonder if it’s even worth it.

The Missing Piece To Your Weight Loss Puzzle

It’s 2013, right at the beginning, and you know you have some changes to make (if you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here).

To be quite honest, so do I. I have not made the progress I’d hoped for since starting this blog. But this year is going to be different. For both of us.

The secret to success this year isn’t a magic pill or drink. It’s not a specific diet program, fad or otherwise. The secret isn’t even in the specifics of your weight loss program. Where is it then?

May Challenge Is Over: Did You Win?

Just a quick post today. I’m working on a bigger one, which will be my last one for a while, but I’ll get to that in a bit. Reminder: If you participated in the May challenge, you’ve got until Tuesday to post your results to the forum. If you can’t remember how to get there, please send me a quick email and I’ll help you out. Next Wednesday (the 6th) I’ll announce the winner!