I’ve tried losing weight before but got discouraged because I couldn’t progress. How can I stay positive?

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Q1: I’ve tried losing weight before but got discouraged because I couldn’t progress. How can I stay positive?

“Understand that beating yourself up for any slowdown in progress or plateaus is no good. Some weeks you can lose more than others. Your goals should be realistic, and the scale is only one of many ways to measure progress. Zero in on things like your energy levels, how your clothes fit, fat [versus weight] lost, and the positive feedback people give you. Also, focus more on lifestyle and activities that promote a healthier lifestyle rather than the scale, and the fat will melt off a lot faster. Counting calories and pounds too closely is a surefire way to get disappointed because it’s like watching a clock tick away; the more often you look at the time, the slower it goes.”