|Close to Goal|
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
I am always close to goal because I have set small achievable goals that can be reached quickly.
I may have a large goal in mind, but if, on a day-to-day basis, I concentrate on the small goal, the big goal will eventually be achievable.
When it comes to weight loss, setting a large goal is a fool’s mission. For example, saying, “I’m going to lose 100 pounds in six months” is unrealistic, and sets one up for failure. Even setting small weight loss goals can be frustrating, given the day-to-day scale variables.
But saying, “For one week, I will eat in such a way as to facilitate good health and sensible weight loss. I can control what I feed my body, but I won’t worry about the number on the scale. If I eat well and use fewer calories than my body can use, the weight will eventually melt away.”
Consider this: losing about 4-5 pounds a month may not sound like good progress, but over 12 months, this translates into a 48 - 60-pound loss.
So even with this “slow” weight loss, a 200-pound woman can weigh 140 - 152 pounds in about 12 months.
Meanwhile, I’m going to enjoy life and try some new experiences that are non-food related: going to museums, plays, new places, etc.
Also, I will continually set small goals, such as, “I will exercise every day this week for at least 20 minutes,” so that I’m always “close to goal.”