Losing weight is all about numbers. You have a goal weight to achieve. You are in point A and you need to get to point B. The problem is it can be quite overwhelming to think of your final destination when you are just starting out. It’s like climbing a mountain.
There will be days when you’ll struggle with your cravings or when you’ll feel down and need comfort of food. There will be frustrating weight loss plateaus, invitations to party and other diet monsters on your way.
Even if you think you have a strong willpower, stop thinking. There are just too many things you can’t control. The idea of losing something like 40 pounds is too overwhelming by itself (especially if you think it takes about a week to lose one single pound). Stop thinking. Think of that one pound instead. How easy is to lose one pound? Not too hard, isn’t it? Concentrate on it! When you lose that pound, think of next one and so on. It’s old good “one-step-at-a-time”, “eat-an-elephant” thing. Don’t think you have to lose ten pounds. Think you only have to lose one pound ten times.