When I re-started this (weight-loss, get fit, be healthy) journey, I did so with a new perspective. A perspective that is different from how I have EVER thought about it before. I've got to do this everyday forever. Goals hinder me in that process.
So, instead of setting goals that lead to being obsessed and driven to reach a particular number on the scale or even working solely to get into a certain size of clothing, my sole focus now is to begin each day with a promise to eat healthy, whole food, drink 3 liters of water and get in some kind of physical activity.
Since this is a lifelong commitment (right?), I realized I have to establish good habits, and not make this simply something I am doing to reach a number or even a size. (Because, then what?)
Getting on the scale and discovering that after a week of on track eating, working out hard each day there was no change...or a gain. I would be at the least disappointed and in some instances, overcome with defeat and the urge to quit. Sometimes, I did quit.
Ultimately, I want to feed my body nourishing food, drink plenty of water and stay active so that I can continue to enjoy good health (or better health).
I know this method won't appeal to everyone or, maybe anyone, and that's okay. I am sharing my thoughts to present an option for consideration for anyone working on weight loss, becoming more physically fit and improving their health.
Bottom line, do what works for you, but do something.