You're on your way to your new, healthier, slimmer self! You're seeing progress, the pounds are dropping, albeit slowly. Clothes are feeling looser, you're noticing a number of changes...many, small changes. For me, it was things like starting to see my toes when I looked down over my belly. Or using smaller notches on my belt.
So let's take a look at say when I had lost 25 pounds, but still had 45 pounds to go. While I was happy with what I had done, looking forward towards the final goal was still a bit depressing. 45 more pounds at 1-2 pounds a week...30 more weeks. I was getting tired of the diet too, as well as the exercise. I simply didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. I felt antsy, a bit irritated. Everything seemed like it was moving so slowly.
What to do? How to keep up the excitement, the momentum, the motivation? How to not get discouraged by the road ahead, but be proud of the road behind?
Here are a few things I remember that helped me along the way:
At the end of the day, you just need to realize that these things take time, that all that weight wasn't put on overnight and it can't be lost overnight either. You're not a fat person anymore, you're a thin person shedding your fat exterior. You're on your way to your new self, and nothing is going to stop you. Nothing.