Have you noticed that your motivation grows stronger the
closer you are to your goal weight?
Successful weight loss can certainly make you feel better
about yourself, and an increase in your self-esteem may be just the thing that
ups your motivation. But perhaps being more motivated to lose weight
the closer you are to your weight goal occurs not because of increased
self-esteem, but because you are more focused on your weight goal and less
focused on alternative or competing goals. The one goal is more in the
spotlight the closer you get to it, and competing goals that were once
disruptive are no longer in the spotlight. They have become fainter and inconsequential.
Since reaching goal weight is quite a ways off for most of
the weight-loss process, getting closer to achieving lots of smaller,
intermediate weight-loss goals that signify progress toward your end goal can
serve the same function—to make your motivation stronger.
For more information about goals and goal setting, please go
to the White Paper in the left-hand column of the mariaslastdiet.com blog.