Q: Why do you want to lose weight?
A: I want to lose weight so I feel better in my clothes.
Q: Why do you want to feel better in your clothes?
A: Because they’re too tight.
Q: Why not get bigger clothes?
A: I refuse to get bigger clothes.
Does person A really want to feel better in her clothes or does she want to return to a previous time when she felt good about the way she looked and felt in her body. THAT’s her why. That feeling, that confidence, the positive vibes they associate with that.
When you start anything new, ask yourself why you are doing this thing. What do you hope to get out of it? What does that look like? What does that feel like? Write it down, and when you stray, read it. In fact, just stick it on your mirror and read it every morning. Or tape it to the back of your hand. You’ll be much more likely to reach any goal you choose.