Weight gain happens over time, so my weight loss equally requires time, patience, and a lifestyle change.
Weight gain happens over time, so it is fair to expect my weight loss to require an equal amount of time and effort through my chosen lifestyle change.
I am encouraged by any progress, even if it seems slow, because I do not expect perfection overnight. I set reasonable goals for myself that I know I can achieve and this helps me make consistent progress. I am satisfied with simply moving forward.
I recognize that any long-term goals involve setbacks, and I acknowledge that sometimes I may slip into an old habit. However, I choose not let this discourage me, instead I focus on what I have achieved so far, then pick myself up and move forward, stronger than ever.
I will set myself up for success by consciously arranging my environment to facilitate my goals. I provide myself with healthy food choices. I create opportunities for exercise. And most importantly, I allow myself to eat food that is good for my body when I am hungry, so that I am strong, healthy and energized.
Through this process, I will be my own best friend and I will continue to encourage myself each step along the way. And when I succeed, I will reward myself and take pride in my success, just as any dear friend would.
- Are the weight loss goals I have set for myself reasonable?
- How can I set myself up for success?
- Do I treat myself with the patience and understanding that I would show toward a friend?