OpinionsHow to Find the Will for Longterm Weight Loss

March 8, 2022by Mike Phoutrides0

You may have noticed that it’s already March. It seems like just a short time ago you were gearing up for Christmas and planning the road to success for your New Year’s weight loss resolution. 

How is it going?

Hopefully you’re on the road to longterm, sustainable weight loss and are absolutely crushing right now.

Unfortunately, however, it is probable that you’ve already gone off the rails.

According to this Forbes article, more than 50% of people start a New Year’s resolution and within one month 80% of those people have already quit.

How much more in the month of March?

It seems like this blog post is merely trying to rub your nose in the dirt for already falling off your weight loss program. It may even sound like this blog post was just waiting to be written in the hopes you’d fail.

This blog post is going to sincerely examine what it takes to develop the will for longterm weight loss. The meaning of this is to give you something substantial to ponder as you dust yourself off and try again, hopefully for the last time.

First things first, your opinion is needed

Why do you really want to achieve weight loss?

What makes you keep trying despite the setbacks, the Yo-yo Diet Profiteers who have stolen your time and money, and the pain that failure inevitably brings with it?

Leave a comment below or send an email to info@cornerstoneweightloss.com with your answers.

Your motives

In the first Cornerstone Weight Loss blog post the motives for attaining your weight loss goals were briefly discussed. The desire to look a certain way seems to be the predominant motive force behind many pursuing a weight loss goal, whether that’s something pleasing to admit or not.

It’s understandable if that sounds too vain to read and internalize, however you know there’s a great deal of truth in it. 

Many pay lip service to the matters of health for their reasons for attaining longterm weight loss, but it seems like the real problem you want to solve is that person in the mirror you see everyday who you deem unsatisfactory. Understandably, that may seem like a bad or even immoral motive, but it’s not. 

Here’s why: 

You want to take the person you see as weak and mold that person into someone of strength. 

You wish to take that reflection you see as a follower and change it into a leader.

You desire to remove the outward appearance of a bad example for your family and friends and create someone worthy of emulation.

By looking at your own motives in the light of these three examples, you have reframed them into potential outcomes that positively affect others.

Being a person of strength can be synonymous with someone who is responsible and can bear the burden of others who are not as strong.

Becoming a leader can bring those you are leading into a place of higher morals, better opportunities, and futures full of prosperity.

Changing into a someone worthy of emulation can give hope to the hopeless. 

How much closer are we getting to the real why behind your want to achieve weight loss?

Please stop reading this blog post and take a minute or two to think over those ideas. 

After giving yourself those couple minutes of thought, how much freer are you to think and develop your thoughts around your why behind wanting to achieve longterm weight loss?

What insights are you gathering from removing the chains of shame around wanting to look good?

When you truly nail down your real motives, your will for attaining longterm weight loss has the chance of properly developing. When your discomfort is making you feel like quitting your effective weight loss program, your will can be that driving force that gets you past the point where you thought you could go. Taking something you want for yourself and using it in a way that benefits others strengthens your resolve for attaining your weight loss goal with the added benefit of positively affecting many other things in your life.

You may be thinking that this is all so ridiculous, even to the point of being overly dramatic.

How can finding the will to stick to an effective weight loss program until the final goal is reached really turn someone into the heroic figure illustrated above? 

Experiencing weight loss at levels you never have before changes you in ways that are not so obvious. 

Imagine a child walking for the first time. That child has not only changed from someone who could not walk to someone who could walk, but he has changed his entire potential, making way for other achievements. 

This child has went from someone who could not walk to someone who can one day ride a bike, or one day ride a skateboard, or one day make the game winning touchdown that reinvigorates the spirit of his hometown that was recently ravaged by a tornado. 

It seems like doing something you’ve never done begets doing more things you would never think you could do.  

What is there to do from here?

Finding and cultivating the will for sustained, longterm weight loss seems to be found by sharing the effort you put into your goals for the benefit of others. By looking outward and expanding your seemingly selfish goals for the profit of others, it looks like you’ll find what you need internally to get through the most challenging aspects of weight loss. 

When you finally do something you’ve never done and finally understood how food affects your body in a common sense way and get control of how you look, what will be the next thing you conquer for the benefit of you and those you love?

At Cornerstone Weight Loss we help you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that will put you in control of how you look. In order to get in touch with a professional who can help tailor your weight loss plan to you, click below, fill out the information, and a member of the Cornerstone Weight Loss team will reach out to you to get the results in weight loss you deserve. 


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