Showing posts with label Self Sabotage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Self Sabotage. Show all posts

Friday, 21 November 2008

Weightloss Self-Sabotage

Weightloss plateaus are common and a natural part of losing weight and getting fit but have you ever sensed that maybe you were holding yourself back and contributing to your lack of results?

Weightloss self-sabotage is something that most of us deal with and fail to address. Some of us aren't truly aware that we are doing it. We're confused that our effort doesn't match our results and have trouble figuring out how to get motivated to get off that plateau.

Some of us are fully aware but don't want to deal with what's really going on so we ignore things and figure it will solve itself.

Do you tell yourself that you're eating healthy when you know you're not? Have you made great progress but have lost control of your eating more often than you did when you started your weightloss or fitness program? Do you tell yourself that you've worked hard and deserve to cheat more than 3 times a week? Are you placing yourself in situations that guarantee you will cheat and not exercise? Do you busy yourself taking care of others or other projects so that you can avoid dealing with your workouts and your diet?

If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you are self-sabotaging and bringing your progress to a halt. The reasons are many and vary depending on the person but can include:

Fear of how people will react to your success (especially friends)
Fear of higher expectations at work and at home
Fear of dealing with your demons and true feeling
Fear of being happier than your friends or family
Fear of how others will treat you.

The list goes on and on but you get the picture..................

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Self sabotage?

This is a hard post to write as I am not even clear in my own head as to what is going on.

But the past week or so has been tough.

I feel like I am almost consciously sabotaging my own efforts.

Its almost like I get things down pat, totally under control and then decide to "buck the system". WHY?????

The weight that I am at now is the slimmest I have ever been since I have known Andrew. Maybe I am scared of losing more?

I have been so slack over the past week or so I am scared to get on the scales.

I have still been exercising, but the food thing.....Calorie King is being avoided at the moment.

I suppose all I can do is pledge to have a good day today and see where that takes me.