Everyone who is trying to lose weight already knows the complicated process of planning and following through with any diet plans they might be on.  It can easily be a handful for anyone!  Also, since you are reading this post, maybe you already have some weight loss goals in mind or you are still rummaging through information in search of the right diet plan or program that fits your needs. 

No matter what, you're at a point where some kind of weight loss goals need to be set.  Not just to lose weight and changing your appearance, but also to improve your health.  Being overweight is one of the top reasons for other illnesses that can begin or even invade your body.  Some illnesses can linger on for years without being detected or noticed while others seem to come on strong from the beginning, causing additional stress and making weight loss even that much harder for you.

However, some people will spend months or maybe even years sifting through all types of weight loss material before actually deciding upon a program that they want to begin.  While others will simply jump right in without a clue of what is expected of them and of course, are doom to fail.

I've spent a couple months reading about dieting failure and you could fill a book with all the reasons that people have.  I do know that while most people have some sort of weight loss goals set in place, many of those goals are only subject to one simple outcome, the final result!

While having a target goal in mind, which is definitely something that is required for any weight loss goals, it is not the only requirement needed.  There has to be a mixture of short term and medium range goals that are set in place.  I wouldn't say that weekly weight loss goals are the perfect example, but it is something that still needs to be recorded and monitored for tracking purposes.  Some people losing weight do very well with setting weekly goals and others do better by setting monthly goals.  As I said, you still need to keep track of your weekly progress, but the key is to be realistic with your weight loss, whether it is weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever.

The problem that I've noticed from reading other blogs and articles is that people expect more on a weekly basis.  Some people will set weekly weight loss goals that are unrealistic and far above their capacity to lose that weight.  If they can't manage to reach that short term goal, which is often the case, their stress and anxiety builds and eventually leads up to quitting their diet altogether.

Any negative thoughts or feelings towards losing weight or dieting can be disastrous for anyone.  It doesn't matter what program or system you might be considering, negativity can ruin everything.  In order to be successful with anything in life, you'll need the right frame of mind or attitude to get you through.

It's the one thing that will set you apart from everyone else.  Having the right attitude or positive attitude will keep your spirits high when everyone else is struggling or feeling low about their weight loss or even about themselves.

One thing I do is to continually tell myself that I didn't gain this extra weight overnight, so I can't expect to lose it overnight as well.  If something isn't working exactly like I planned, it doesn't mean giving up.  Take a moment, readjust yourself and make another choice.  If you end up gaining a pound one week, take a look at your journal and what you ate during the week.  Work harder and make better, healthier choices for yourself the next week.

Giving up is not really an option, it's more of a choice.  Readjust your weight loss goals if you have to, just remember, the important thing is keeping a positive attitude about yourself, your weight loss and what you want to achieve.