How engaged are you in the process of weight loss? Are you just sticking your big toe in the water or have you jumped right in?
What is your participation like? Do you show positive weight loss behavior and good compliance with the rules of weight loss engagement? Do you identify with the principles and practices of weight loss and feel a sense of kinship with them? Don’t stop here. Also check on things like your level of interest, enjoyment, and happiness. How are you doing in these departments?
There are many other indicators for just how engaged you are when it comes to losing your unwanted weight. On the negative side there are such feeling states as being bored or anxious or disinterested? And there is outright avoidance as a possibility too. Do you find you are in any of these feeling states when you are trying to work your weight loss routine?
If you experience these kinds of reluctance to engage, how invested are you in learning to do better? Are you willing to exert the extra effort when needed and persist at it when the work becomes difficult? In this regard, do you ever take the initiative and get yourself out of this sort of hole?
Perhaps when all is said and done, your engagement in the weight loss process is not an either/or matter. It may be that you are very engaged in certain weight loss steps or weight loss activities but not in others. If your degree of engagement fluctuates according to the context and your uneven engagement is cause for concern, what are you doing about it? In other words, is there something you can target to make matters better?
Why don’t you see if you can increase your intrinsic motivation or your enjoyment or your overall level of knowhow and proficiency, especially in those weight loss activities where you aren’t engaging to your fullest. Perhaps it would help to find ways to connect more personally with some of these weight loss steps. You might try linking the steps to your special interests or to prior positive experiences. You could also check to see if your aspirations need a boost or if you need a hand with goal setting. If you find these to be lacking, target them by all means and see what you can do so they won’t stand in the way of you being more engaged.