One of amazing things about our program at Green Mountain is that it opens our eyes to what most of us consider to be universal truths. One of those so many of us subscribe to is that we must be a certain weight to be healthy.
- How much weight I wanted to lose each week
- What size I wanted to wear by the end of the year
- How many times I needed to work out to get there
When I didn’t reach those numbers, I could only see failure. Then my self esteem would plummet. And often I would seek solace with food. So, it was very interesting to hear from Green Mountain psychologist Darla Breckenridge that goal setting may not be for everyone.
In fact, depending on our personality styles, we may even have an “allergic reaction” to setting goals and there are probably better ways to get where we want to go.