Losing a lot of weight can be a daunting task, especially when it feels like the end goal is so far away. Whether your goal is to lose 10, 20, 50, 100 or more pounds, the journey towards this goal can sometimes seem overwhelming. This is why a weight loss plan or schedule is so important to include in the process.
One way to make a large weight loss goal possible is to break the goal down into smaller manageable steps. If your long term goal is to lose 100 pounds, you should consider setting ten small term goals of losing 10 pounds. A goal of losing 10 pounds is much more realistic to the mind than trying to tackle a goal of losing 100 pounds up front. In addition, you gain confidence in the belief that you can achieve the goal when it is broken down into a smaller goal.
When setting your weight loss goals, a weight loss schedule or plan is important. When you have a visual plan that shows you how to break up your smaller goals into manageable steps, as well as illustrate your long term end goal, then you create a visual picture of what is in store for you on your path to losing weight.
One popular method for creating a weight loss schedule is to use an excel spreadsheet. You do this by creating a line graph showing your weight loss progress. On the left side of the spreadsheet is your "Weight" and on the bottom of the spreadsheet are the "Days" of the month. Each day, you can monitor and track your progress creating downward slope in the line graph as you lose weight.
Many self help gurus have pointed out that setting goals is crucial to success in anything you undertake. This same principle applies to weight loss too. So before you start your diet, get out some paper or use computer software and create a visual plan that you can see and follow. Your rate of success will increase as a result.