I think it is incredibly important to love yourself at every stage of weight loss.
Never say to yourself “I’ll be happy when I reach my goal weight.” Or “I’ll look good when I reach my goal weight.”
No. If your happiness depends on you reaching a certain number - you won’t be happy when you reach it. Your unhappiness with yourself runs deeper than your weight. You deserve better than bullying yourself.
Love yourself. Right now. No matter what the scale says. Tell yourself every single day that you’re cute, pretty, DAMN FINE, a fucking dime! Even if you don’t think it’s true - say it! Eventually, with time, you’ll believe it. Because it IS true.
It works. Trust me. Love yourself. Love your body. You’re the only you you’ll ever have.