If you were talking to one of the most successful people in the world, you will probably find that the goal is one key to the success they have achieved. This applies to everything in life, including your ability to claim victory in your battle against weight loss.
What you must realize is that your goal must be realistic and you will be 100% believing you can reach them or you must start the wrong foot and you will be destined to fail. (kind of like trying to go 100 miles per hour with one foot slammed on the brake.)
To make your goals close and realistic, you need to look at it in 3, 6, 9 or even 12 months, rather than believe you can lose 20 pounds for 3 days. (We have all seen these absurd ads right?)
While this may be possible, although I seriously doubt it, it is certainly much harder to achieve than expecting to gain weight over a long and long period.
Keeping your weightbook is very important as it will help you to focus on your goals. It will also help to enforce the actions needed to meet these goals daily, weekly and monthly.
The journal can list body weight, body fat percentage, foods you're eating and how much and what supplement you've taken and it's a great way to track and track your success.
This also helps you make changes and reassess your goals in terms of weight loss.
I strongly recommend that when you start a weight loss plan you have one big goal and a few short-term goals.
So if you have the goal of losing 60 pounds, start shortly losing 10 pounds. So if you have six short-term goals with ten pounds, then it's only a matter of time before you achieved the great goal of sixty pounds. But once again, both your long and short term goals must be realistic to keep you motivated.
And what matters most when it comes to weight loss and goals is never giving up!