Recognizing Your Lack of Motivation to Lose Weight
People tell themselves half truths all the time. It's not on purpose. It is just a way to avoid pain. People don't like to confront their problems and change because it is painful and takes real work. Of course, we can argue that it is less painful than staying obese, but certainly people have a hard time making long term changes.
Suppose I offered to give you two million dollars for becoming your ideal weight. You don't have to maintain the weight. All you must do is to get to your ideal weight. Would you do it?
Nearly all people, in this situation, will end up losing all the weight. How will they do it? They will eliminate every possible distraction to make sure they become successful. The standard excuses come away. I don't have time becomes I must make the time. It's too hard becomes I will find a way. It's not fun becomes it will be fun when I reach my goal. It's all a matter of attitude.
Finally, imagine yourself having a heart attack. The doctor says to you, "I can fix this for two million dollars." It's that or die. Will you pay it? What is the price you are already paying? What will be your lifetime cost for being obese or overweight?
What's the difference between working for a million dollars versus saving yourself a million dollars?