Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What Weight Loss Challenges Do You Face?

It doesn't matter whether you want to drop 10 pounds or 100, you face challenges to losing weight. After all, if there weren't any challenges to weight loss, you would have already accomplished it, right?

Our challenges are often similar...but definitely each of us faces sets of challenges that others do not. For example, if you travel a lot for business that has a unique set of challenges to it. Likewise if you are a stay-at-home mom with young kids who are finicky eaters that has its own set of challenges. Moms with active teens have some of the same challenges, but a host of other ones.

One of the keys to losing weight successfully is knowing where you are...that includes identifying challenges you face so you can have a plan on how to deal with them...but it starts with identifying them!

What are the challenges you face regarding your health and fitness or weight loss goals?

Remember, your list will be different from mine and from your friend's, your spouse's, your sister's. There are no rights or wrongs here...if it is a stumbling block for you--big or small--write it down.

If you are feeling a bit stumped, here are some very common challenges that can help get your own list jump started.

  • Not liking to exercise
  • Craving carbohydrates (sugars, breads, pastas, etc)
  • Lack of time—to exercise, to prepare healthy meals, to eat foods that are good for you
  • Having to fix meals for others and not wanting to prepare different foods for yourself
  • Traveling for business or pleasure
  • Believing you lack self-discipline or willpower
  • Hating to fail
  • Physical limitations due to pain or body size
  • Feeling self-conscious
  • Emotional attachment to food

Take time today to really notice when a challenge comes up.

Go ahead and write in the comments box what your weight loss challenges are!

Then come back tomorrow and we can look at how your can face those challenges.

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