How patient are you? Can you wait? Can you accept yourself where you are? If you’re not ready to take the next weight loss step, what do you think of yourself? Are you self-critical or self-accepting? What if you don’t push? What if you did stay right where you are? Is this so bad?
Look what can happen when you are very accepting of your limitations. Instead of pushing and prying at yourself to take the next steps to losing weight, you keep the pressure off. You watch and wait until you are ready to move ahead. You might even during this down time think of ways to help you inch forward from not being ready to being ready. Perhaps you set smaller, more achievable goals that enable you to go from here to there.
When you are self-accepting during the weight loss process, you will be more in alliance with yourself. There are enough pushes and pulls involved in the behavior changes inherent in weight loss. You don’t need to add any more. Being tolerant of, adjusting to, and learning to live with your very own weight loss pace, will bring you a more peaceful and productive weight loss experience.