What do you do with yourself between starting a weight loss regimen and the time it takes to reach goal weight? Usually the time between the two is long and arduous.
Let’s say you choose following a specific diet to try to lose weight. What do you do so the amount of time it takes to lose weight isn’t burdensome to the point of affecting your motivation to diet?
If it’s just you and the diet and all that way to go until goal weight, then you might indeed feel that keeping to your diet is a strain. To take some of the hardship away, you could set up sub-goals. These are smaller goals that you can reach in a more timely way. Adding other activities besides the diet is yet another way you can take pressure off your diet as the only means to keep moving toward your goal. Problem solving can be one of these activities. Identifying problems that stand in the way of you losing weight and dealing effectively with these problems (obstacles) should make time more of an ally than an adversary.
So to keep yourself upbeat, self-assured, and secure in your resolve to reach goal weight, do all you can to lessen the burden of waiting a long time for results. It helps to construct a path to weight loss that gives you lots of results along the way. Most likely this means formulating sub-goals and getting involved with weight loss activities that take pressure off relying on your diet alone.