ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Losing Weight - How to Deal with Failure?

Updated on May 19, 2013

Mass media plays a huge role in building our self-image—positive or negative. The fad we see and hear every day directly influences how we feel about ourselves. We desire to transform our physical appearance to look good and feel better. Health and fitness experts recommend losing weight if you are fat. However, the process of making the changes happen is not always easy. While some people succeed, many others fail. Failure to lose weight is disheartening, especially if you have invested your time, money, and effort. This article presents effective strategies to help you cope after the failure to lose weight. After reading this article, you should be able to pick up the shattered pieces of your determination, and move briskly to the next plan.

Dealing with Failure to Lose Weight

Keep a positive mindset

Having a positive mindset is very powerful. It helps you maintain a strong will power to stick with your goals in spite of failing repeatedly. People who quit easily and nurse depression instead of giving their best will surely fail. Always keep in mind that you are better than someone else is. If they have done it, so can you. Affirmation is an excellent starting point to re-program your mindset and improve your result.

Lose Weight: Guided Law of Attraction Affirmations for Weight Loss, Healthy Eating & Willpower
Lose Weight: Guided Law of Attraction Affirmations for Weight Loss, Healthy Eating & Willpower

Law of attraction is a popular technique to improve your mindset. Saying affirmative words constantly aligns you to cooperative events that match your thoughts and intentions.


Plan and get serious

Many people who are trying to lose weight cannot endure the activities associated with it. If you have tried to lose weight, but failed for the “nth” time, there is no room for despair. Re-examine yourself and look back to find any pattern that led you to another disappointment. Create a strategy to fix those mistakes. If you are not taking activities seriously, then ask yourself if losing weight is what you really want and get serious.


Focus is very important. You can hardly meet your goals if you lack focus. Losing weight spells hard work. It entails knowing exactly what you need to do and implement it accordingly. Keep your eye on your goal. If you are obese, do not expect to shed off fat overnight. With sincerity, patience, and persistence, you will achieve your desires.

Listen to yourself

Listen to yourself and do not allow others to dictate you. You can withstand the challenge of losing weight if you want it very badly. Make sure that you are physically and emotionally ready. You can certainly avoid failure if you join a weight loss program that you are comfortable with and able to manage without consuming all your energy. Take your time and refrain from making any drastic decision.

Get things right

If things are not going well for you, always refer to your original plan and make changes when necessary. Lay out all your possible options, and select what is suitable for you. Do not hesitate to seek an expert advice to make things right. Give yourself enough time to reach your weight loss goals. Lastly, do not pressure yourself. Just enjoy what you are doing.

Remember This:

You are not a failure, so do not give up on yourself. The next time you attempt to lose weight, give it your best shot. You are not a failure as long as you give it your all.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • self-counsel profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Hi rajan! Thanks for the feedback.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful pointers. Voted up and useful.

    • self-counsel profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Hi Dania! Yes, sort out the stress factors that hinder you from successfully achieving your goal. Losing weight is a challenging feat. It requires you to maintain a strong willpower to sustain you throughout any weight loss program.

      Keeping a load of stress will excessively burden your attention, lose your focus, and waste your time. Plan and prepare to ensure that you are ready to endure whatever it takes to lose weight.

    • Dania Razzak profile image

      Foyjur Razzak 

      5 years ago from Dhaka

      Remove stress completely.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)