I just thought I would share how I overcame a particular obstacle on my last weight loss journey. I just could not loose even a kilo. I would start to cut back on the eating and within a couple of days I just give up. This happened over and over and over again. I would say things to myself like "I am not that overweight, it doesn't really matter."
Anyway I did an Anthony Robbins program. It actually worked. He said that if you just can't loose weight there is a reason and you have to identify the reason.
I thought about it for a long time, lots of navel gazing and I realised something about myself. When I was a teenager I was part of a group who were all boarderline anorexic. We had some really sick attitudes to food. I would go for literally days without eating. It was basically a form of self abuse.
As an adult I had moved a long way from those attitudes yet when I was trying to loose weight I still thought of it as something like a self punishment. Being a well adjusted, happy adult I would consistantly reject this way of thinking when ever I tried to click back into "starvation" mode.
I learned (with the help of Weight Watchers) to think of loosing weight as a healthy thing to do. It is not self abuse to get to a healthy weight. It is not starvation to eat lots of veggies and some fruit and other healthy stuff etc. I also did it a bit slower than I would otherwise have tried to loose weight. Once my attitude to weight loss changed I started to actually loose some weight and stuck to a healthy eating plan.
I know it is a bit deep but I thought it may help someone else.