Having an internal motivation such as feeling healthy and strong, having enough energy to play and be active, living long enough to see your kids grow up or just feeling good about yourself every day is significantly more impactful than aiming for a goal that sits on the surface. Consider trading in the external focus of how you think you should look or how much you should weigh, etc. for something more meaningful to you on the inside. This approach will soon shift the power and authority you give to a scale or to other people’s opinion, etc. back to where it belongs…to you.