Success is a sum of small efforts.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day after day.
Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower- Phil McGraw
If I wanted to do 100 pushups per set, I would not assume that I could start there and accomplish this without working up to it slowly, so why do we expect miracles with weight loss. You need to start where you currently are and make small repeatable steps over time and slowly improve toward your goal. Small daily efforts will get you towards your goals. Don’t ever think of the end results on a daily basis. You can have it in the back of your head at all times, but try to only focus on what is needed it for motivation. The problem with those people giving up and quitting already is that they kept their eye on the prize and only the prize. There most likely was no plan, which means they had no daily repetitive goal, thus bringing on failure very fast. Remember, the progress fo today will get you one step closer towards that goal.
I have written two prior articles on similar topics: Motivation tip: Success and Weight loss tip: Celebrate your weight loss success!.
The bottom line: Weight loss is a sum of small efforts that add up to meet your goal. It is easy to become discouraged when you do not meet your goals and your expected length time. The key to success is maintaining confidence. Always remember that weight loss is a period of small efforts that add up to a large loss of weight.