When I lost a lot of weight using bicycling, aerobic walking, and Weight Watchers, I found one of the biggest things attempting to hold me back was my misconceptions about time. Time can be an illusion. Think about it - If you think of something that happened one year ago, many times it doesn't seem like that much time has passed. That year seems to have gone by quickly. On the other hand if we think of something a year into the future, especially in context to something we need to accomplish that will take a year, it can seem like a long time. If I want to lose 30 pounds, at a healthy rate of 5 pounds a month, it will take a whole year and it can feel discouraging. Yet things we did a year ago don't seem so distant. Time is a great illusionist. One of the keys to weight loss was me saying to myself "A year really ain't that long. It'll go by fast. Don't sweat it. I remember where I was a year ago - it wasn't that long ago." Dig it?