Like Diane over at Fit to the Finish/Attune and her post today on the futility of speed in weight loss, I, too, no longer judge the effectiveness of a weight loss program by the speed at which I lose weight. The sole measure of a successful program is staying healthy on the journey and arriving there sound and staying there for years.
There is no wisdom in dieting for a bathing suit when you do not crave to wear it when the temperatures drop. There is no satisfaction in massive drops at high speeds - only to damage my my body in nutritional/physiological ways. If I lose weight for an event or a prize or recognition, when the award losses its luster, the food will come calling. Then I will gain it back and then some.
Today I lose and maintain with my mind focused on one day - today.
Do you have your eye on the right prize?