“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” If you’re in the throes of trying to lose weight, you know just how true this proverb is.
Why is it that what you intend is not always what you do? Stay on your diet. Eat less. Eat differently. Exercise more. Handle your feelings directly rather than eating over them. Put yourself first when you’re trying to lose weight.
First off, are your intentions realistic? In other words, can you possibly do what you intend? What makes an intention more realistic is the intention is well within your grasp. Then too, you need to support your intention with plans and preparation, possibly a different way of thinking, more patience perhaps, and maybe even lots of sub-goals. You’ll also have to become aware and do something about goals you have that you’re not aware of having that conflict with your intentions.
On your part then, paving the way to loss of weight with good intentions requires realism, the proper support, and awareness of any hidden bumps in the road.