Raise Your Hand if you are a weight loss liar

{raises hand} That’s me. Over the years, I became so good at weight loss lies that eventually I forgot I was lying to myself. After a while, it wasn’t a weight loss lie anymore, it was my weight loss truth. That’s when it becomes scary because I made up my own reality for why weight loss wasn’t happening for me.

Bad right? I know, I know. I hope though, that some of you can relate to my story and don’t have to live in weight loss denial as long as I did.

Exposing The WEight Loss Lies

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I’ve always been overweight so there is no hope for me.

Lies, lies lies, I tell ya! It’s a lie! So far from the truth. There is help, there is hope, and there can be change. If you push through the initial barriers, I promise, weight loss will come. So what if you were over weight as a child? So what if you were over weight in your 20s? That doesn’t affect your tomorrows. You control your destiny my friends.  Make the decision today to change your lifestyle and weight loss will happen. Not overnight, but it will happen.  People often can’t believe it took me 5 years, 3 months, and 3 days to achieve my weight loss goal, but yes it did. My weight loss was as slow as a herd of turtles, but I refused to give up because I knew what would happen if I did.

I worked out, I deserve a cheat meal.

Cheat. Cheater. Cheating. It reminds me of breaking the rules and God knows, I’m a rule breaker at heart.  In weight loss however, there aren’t any real rules that I follow. I really do prefer the term “treat”, not cheat, but whatever. We will go with cheat meal since it’s the most commonly known term in the weight loss world.  Back to this weight loss lie…Working out often does makes you hungrier and want to eat. That’s a good thing. You just burned a bunch of calories and your body is looking to make up for them. However, just because you burned a few hundred calories in your sweatfest doesn’t mean you get to indulge in a cheat meal every time. And you certainly can’t eat as much as you want. You cannot out run a bad diet.  Don’t try it, it won’t work, yes I know from experience 😉

I’m too busy to exercise. 

Shew yeah, me too! I’m busy just like you. Life is CRAY these days, huh? Can’t find the time exercise? Let me help ya out here with a simple idea to get started. Start a weight loss journal, but begin by spending a few days documenting your entire day – wake up to sleep. Write down each and every thing you do and how long you do it for. You’ll soon notice how much time you throw in the trash by mindlessly surfing your favorite social media sites (although time you spend on my social media page is not wasted, it’s awesome time 😉 ) and watching TV (Netflix bingers, I’m calling you out here). Take some of that time and workout instead!  Consider this weight loss lie busted.

I’m too sore. 

#Sore4Dayz is my favorite hashtag to use for my clients.   If this is you and you find yourself feeling like you’ve lost a wrestling match with a grizzly bear after a workout, don’t take 3 rest days in a row. Get right back into it tomorrow (sore and pain are 2 totally different things. If you are feeling real pain, then do not resume your workout schedule). Work the soreness out, if you sit on your bum because your quads are screaming F bombs at you, it’s only going to get worse. Go for a walk, ride a bike, just get up and move that booty.

I can’t stop eating junk food.

Yes you can, you just choose not to stop. You know how I know this? Because I am a sweets addict. I’d prefer to eat cake for breakfast, candy for lunch, cookies for supper, but that isn’t going to keep me at my weight loss goal. I had to make a decision to eat better, the conscious decision. I am too old to take orders from a cookie. You are too. Is it hard? Well, heck yeah! But – it can be done. Weight loss isn’t going to be found in the center of a tootsie pop 😉

I don’t have any support.

Wait. What? You’ve got me. I’m not going anywhere, I’m with you to the end.  You’ve got the entire TDF Community to support your weight loss goals. You are not alone in this, trust me. There are thousands of women who have your back, you just don’t know them yet, trust me. The TDF Community is the most supportive you will find anywhere.   There ya go, I nipped that lie right in the bud like Barney Fife. #EndOfStory

Tell me, what’s your biggest weight loss lie? Drop me a comment below, I can’t wait to chat with ya!




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2 thoughts on “Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

  1. How about, ‘I’m addicted to sugar’?

    Posted on December 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    1. Cathy- yes! That’s a good one!

      Posted on December 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm