If you can’t lose weight, is it because you are not fully engaged in the weight loss process?
What’s involved in being fully engaged in something? You show an interest. You invest your time in it. You like it. You become curious about different aspects, such as how certain weight loss strategies will maximize progress. You put in the time needed to be successful. You develop an emotional attachment.
And there’s more. Losing weight is an important focus of your attention. You might even put it first on your list of things to do each day. While you have other matters to tend to, you become as fully absorbed as you can in trying to lose weight. When interrupted, you look forward to returning to your weight loss routine. There are many occasions in which you are fully absorbed with your weight loss goals. This is so true that you lose track of time.
Being fully engaged makes it necessary for you to problem solve, too. What threw me? How can I get back on track? What will it take for me to avoid the same pitfall next time? Is it possible to erase my lifelong history of stress eating? How should I go about doing this?
As you can see, there are lots of twists and turns to staying fully engaged with the weight loss challenge.