I really like this article. I used to be very result oriented and what you mentioned, Eric:
All this parallels the typical fitness failure. We wait until our weight, lack of conditioning, weakness, etc. "piles up" and becomes impossible to ignore and then we GET MOTIVATED and launch into a fit, no, a FRENZY of action focusing on a result. Being thin. Being "in shape". Deadlifting like we did in college.
Because I was afraid that my recent weight loss may be a flash event with the unhealthy eating will pile up, I decided to nip this in the bud. And, like you said, it's a process oriented approach - Goal is to eat healthily and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."