There was a commercial campaign focused on encouraging people to quit smoking a few years back, which used the slogan, “Don’t quit quitting.” Lately, I’ve been reminding myself to do something similar – Don’t quit. Stay the course!
Don’t quit developing healthy habits because I had dessert.
Don’t quit taking my daily walks just because I skipped a day.
Don’t quit drinking more water every day because I got distracted and missed one day.
Don’t quit trying get healthier and slimmer just because I haven’t lost more than a few pounds.
Don’t give up on developing a healthier lifestyle. Don’t start a “diet.” Diets don’t work for me and I end up simply gaining the weight back, with a few extras for good measure.
I’ve lost a few pounds, and that’s something to appreciate. I will lose more, if I STAY THE COURSE.
UPDATE: As of 5/18, I’ve lost the five pounds I committed to a month or so ago. It’s working!
This BeliefNet article validates my approach, so I’ll keep looking at resources like this one, to keep keeping on:
What about you? Do you get defeated when the weight won’t come off quickly enough and give up? What helps keep you focused on healthy living over quick weight loss?