I have a lot of determined people in my family. Some people would call it "stubborn," which is probably true, but determined sounds so much better, doesn't it?
My grandfather could fix pretty much anything -- he was the family tinkerer (is that a word?). If he was having trouble fixing whatever it was (he loved to fix broken clocks), he would keep at it (determined/stubborn) until the job was done.
I am glad that I inherited some determination (stubbornness) from my grandfather & other members of my family. It makes it so much easier to pursue my dreams even when things are going slowly (or not really going at all).
You just have to keep plugging along one day at a time. Keep making those healthy choices, keep exercising, keep training.
What is your dream? To play with your kids? To sit comfortably in an airplane seat? To run a 1/2 marathon or marathon? Maybe you just want to look better or feel better.
It really doesn't matter what your dream is, as long as you do something every day that will help get you in that direction. It's going to take as long as it takes. So many times in the past, I would have given up long before now because it's taking so long. It took years to put this weight on & it's going to take as long as it takes to get it off. That's just the way it is.