Globe & Mail: New Year’s goals not going so well? Here’s how to stay on track long-term

Here’s how to stay on track long-termThe question: So far I have managed to accomplish only part of my New Year’s goal. I have lost four of the 10 pounds I vowed to lose, but I am losing motivation. Any advice?

The answer: First, congratulate yourself on losing the four pounds! Next, make sure you need to lose six more pounds. Double check that your goal isn’t based on an unhealthy image of health. If losing six more pounds is healthy and realistic, write down why your goal is important to you, how great you will feel when (not if, be positive) you accomplish it, and how frustrated you will feel if you sabotage yourself. Any time you contemplate deviating from your plan, read the list. Read More

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