I try to read motivational books and listen to motivational tapes (well, CDs now). Not strictly for weight loss, but for general self-improvement. I was listening to one today which brought up a common theme and I've heard people here say too, which is to "focus on the prize more than the payment." The speaker talked about how in order to reach goals, you have to focus more on the goal itself than what you're going to have to do to reach that goal. She also said that when you start focusing in on the "payment" rather than the prize, fear sets in, and that's when people fail. Fortunately, we can always keep trying and start again until the prize is more important than the payment! Anyhow, I'm probably writing this more for myself so that I can embed that thought into my brain, but wanted to share it with my WISH friends too! Have a great week!