What is your estimated time of arrival? I take the weight I have yet to lose and do all kinds of math with it. If I have 60 pounds to lose I mentally figure about 6 months should do it. In 6 months it will be Christmas. What a great time to be slim and at my goal weight. I usually set myself up for failure when I do things like that because I can't remember when I have actually lost at the rate of 10 lb. per month. It's pretty realistic. Of course we all know we lose faster at the beginning than at the end as we approach our goal weight.
I even keep track of how far away I am from the highest I have ever been. I always have in mind the biggest size I ever wore. It's always hanging over me that I could very easily be there again. This is my third time at losing this weight; I want it to be the last. I don't kid myself that I definitely will get the weight completely off this time. The control is so fragile and slips can become more and more prevalent until I am completely off plan, not losing or even gaining, and then I quit in disgust (again). I'm more calm about it this time. I ate just one fun size Snickers at my Mom's today. I don't think I have ever done that unless it was the last one. It wasn't a big deal and I didn't come home and eat for the rest of the day because I had blown it and would begin again with my perfectionist self tomorrow. If you read my book report earlier, Jeanette Fulda talked about being on probation for the rest of her life. She also pointed out there was no fat vaccine.
Maybe there's hope this time. The blogging helps - both what I write and what I read from others. It's an extra tool; heaven knows we can use all the help we can get.