Dieting takes patience. Did you ever start a diet and lose a couple of pounds each week for the first few weeks and then start estimating? You know, “OK, so if I lost seven pounds for the last three weeks and there’s 16 weeks till Labor Day, that means by the end of the summer I’ll have lost ... ”
Don’t tell me you’ve never done it. I think everyone experiences looking ahead to the day they reach their goal ... fantasizing about it, figuring out when they think they’ll reach it. I sure did! And there’s nothing wrong with it. It can be extremely motivating and encouraging.