This was a GREAT article that lists some common weight loss mistakes. I could relate to every one of the seven mistakes listed. Read the article and see if you are making some common mistakes, too.
Number one especially stood out for me. I have watched The Biggest Loser and Losing It with Jillian Michaels, and I enjoy the shows. I think it is wonderful to see people making positive changes for themselves and finding their "a-ha" moments. However, they can be quite frustrating for someone trying to lose weight.
The thing about the weight loss shows is that these people are getting paid, essentially, to work out every day and dedicate their lives to weight loss for a period of time. Here in the real world we can't quite do that. As the article points out, I'm not sure it is even healthy do to that. These shows talk up life-style change, but they aren't really living it. They are just an extended version of a fad diet and/ or exercise craze.
I have steadily lost a pound a week since going to the gym. When I saw my doctor before starting my new lifestyle he told me that with all of my medical conditions he would be really excited about a loss of a pound a week. I vowed that I would show him that I could do better, but I guess he knows me and the functions of my disorders pretty well! You know what, though? I'm okay with losing a pound a week. It's certainly better than the way the scale WAS moving!
Which of these common mistakes speaks the most to you? Is there something you can change today to start moving in a more healthy direction? Let me know if you would like me to address any of them in future blog posts. I'm definitely not an expert, but like I said before, I can relate to each of these. I can share my story with you, you can share your story with the readers as well, and we can all learn from one another.