It would be good if you no longer are up against the misapprehension that personal change is too hard to accomplish. Try looking around and see the sub-goals and small successes lining the way to your weight loss goal. The oversized weight loss steps you thought you would have to take in order to be successful never have to materialize, thank goodness.
Go ahead and break the bond between you and a weight-gaining and weight-maintaining pattern of eating that you had for a long time. Be courageous enough to challenge some of your most recalcitrant everyday habits and cherished beliefs, even if this means moving out of your comfort zone. In the process you will learn lots of things, including why you did not want to change in the first place. Knowing why you did not want to change can give you a leg up on what to change. If you didn’t want to change because you worried you would be too deprived or you feared you would suffer from lack of comfort or you would have to give up precious rewards, these feelings, beliefs, and thoughts can now become the targets of your change efforts.
Isn’t it a splendid idea that weight loss can be a learning experience? Try not to be of the mind that either you have what it takes to lose weight this time or like last time, you don’t have what it takes. Give yourself lots of opportunities to see change as something you can learn to do.
You can make your intentions to lose weight more than just wishful in nature by implementing your intentions through planning and practicing. Personal change always takes time, so give yourself the time you need. Throw the fast fix out the window. Time isn’t the only thing on your side. You can make trial runs. Everything doesn’t have to be done right the first time. Mistakes, as you can see, are also in. Mistakes are good, and you should get used to making mistakes. Don’t let mistakes throw you. When mistakes are an acceptable part of things, correction is made without frustration and lowered self-esteem. If mistakes are good, corrections are also good. Mistakes and corrections lead to lots of good learning; and lots of good learning is mighty supportive of change.
There you have it, a call for personal change so you don't have to be dependent on just more dieting and exercise, which have a poor track record where losing your excess weight is concerned.