Via Myra’s Journey comes this great quote from the Bhagavad Gita:
On action alone be thy interest, never on its fruits.
As Myra points out in her post:
If our actions are the main thing, the weight will come off. Our plans should revolve around our behaviors and what we do – period.
I recall that Yoni Freedhoff wrote something similar and via the Google found his take from quite a while back:
To put it simply, what moves the number on the scale is not the act of standing on the scale, it’s what you’re doing and choosing during the times you’re not standing on the scale. It’s your lifestyle and your choices that change your weight. You need to determine how you’re doing by how you’re doing.
Besides, the closer you get to your goal, the less useful the number on the scale is anyway!