Found this as a weight loss mantra...I think this is where it all has to start:
I already like myself, now I must act that way. You’re not dieting because you want to create a new you, you want to create a better you. You already like yourself, you just need to show it a little more.
I was looking at weight loss mantras and found this one that really fits with the way I take losing weight.
One pound at a time. The great pyramids were built one block at a time, a long journey is accomplished one step at a time, and your weight loss will occur one pound at a time. Total success will be measured at the end.