To keep the weight off, you can draw on the motivation you get from:
· what you have already accomplished
· what you have left to accomplish
Think about it. You’ve come quite a way, and you’ve met an important goal—to lose the weight. But you still have another goal to reach—keeping the weight off forever and ever. To get to this new goal, you can certainly emphasize the actions you took, the kind of thinking you did, and the progress you made, especially the progress you made in losing the weight.
But now there is additional distance you need to travel to reach your next goal. Can what you have left to do be as motivating as what you have done? It can if you put the remaining work you have to do ahead of what you’ve already done. In other words, you can’t rest on your laurels; the finish line lies ahead and you must concentrate on what it will take to get you there.