We motivate ourselves in many ways—reaching a target weight, fitting into a smaller size, getting beach-ready, wowing the family at a wedding, and so forth—and there’s nothing wrong with these "extrinsic" goals. However, to really be in the driver’s seat you’re going to have to pay more attention to your intrinsic goals as well (such as attaining personal empowerment, psychological mastery, self-pride, and so forth).
To do this you’re going to have to learn to embrace an attitude consisting of optimism, self-trust, and self-confidence—the building blocks of psychological resilience. With a resilient mindset, you’ll learn to stand up to challenging circumstances, urges, compulsions, and food addictions.
Whether you’re facing a temporary setback, a slip, or a plateau, Starting today, begin to self-coach resilience and intrinsic motivation, you’ll be giving yourself everything you need to reach and sustain your goals. How do you self-coach a resilent attitude? One thought, one battle, one victory at a time.
Anyone can lose weight, but lifelong weight mastery isn't about a diet, it's about self-empowerment. Yes you can!