How can I stay motivated without seeing quick results?
Asked by on Jul 20, 2009
in Weight Loss
We expect to lose weight if we limit our calories but, actually, we have no real control over that outcome. It's better to base your 'results' on the process ration than on the outcome. Instead of measuring 'success' in terms of pounds lost, call 'success' the number of times you perform a purposeful act - the percentage of time you keep complete food logs, go to the gym, or carry your lunch. Find the behaviors most in need of change and work directly on them. Also, if you delay stepping on the scale for (at least) two weeks after you start to count calories, you won’t run the risk of disappointment. In two weeks, if you mind the process, then a positive outcome should ‘result‘.