The Very Best Inspirational Weight Loss Quotes

by Millie

Last Updated on October 10, 2020 by Millie

I am now a bit over 9 months of my lifestyle change and down 80 pounds and boy have I learned a lot! I am stronger both physically and mentally. But I was also weak. At times I struggled. I failed many times. However, I have found motivation and strength in these inspirational weight loss quotes. And I hope you will too.

Good days are good. You make the best food decisions. You exercise to the best of your ability. You feel like the amazing person you are.

But when you are having a bad day it’s tough to make good decisions. Experts say that we make 200 food decisions a day. And I can honestly say that there are some days that I make 199 bad food decisions. 

However,  I have used these inspirational weight loss quotes to help me make better food and exercise decisions when the going gets tough.

I have these quotes on sticky notes on my desk, in my wallet, and on my fridge. I also have them as a wallpaper on my phone and laptop. I have a home gym so a few are on my wall as well. 

You can hover over an image and pin it to your inspiration or motivation board on Pinterest.

Getting Started

Sometimes it’s hard to start your weight loss program, partly because we have failed every single time before. But I know that the first step is the hardest. If the first step is hard for you, try getting motivation from these inspirational weight loss quotes.

I also use the following four quotes on the days when I need a mental kick in the butt. I truly believe that sometimes being mentally strong is the first step to a healthier you.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to remain the same.

inspirational weight loss quote - your desire to change must be greater than your desire to remain the same

Your body achieves what the mind believes.

Once you control your mind, you can conquer your body.


Every day we are faced with temptation and cravings that are hard to resist. The lure of crappy food is always around the corner. And in a split second, before you know it, junk food is in your mouth.

I was recently at an event where I was surrounded by pizza, cakes, and cookies. I was obviously very attempted, but I remembered these two inspirational weight loss quotes. And yes, they were extremely helpful.

Instead of looking at the food that I couldn’t have. I saw the food that I didn’t want to have. And there it was. Right there on the table – a vegetable tray with dip. And next to the cookies was fruit. 

Love yourself enough to give yourself the gift of health.

Eat for the body you want not the body you have.

inspirational weight loss quote - eat for the body you want not the body you have


I try to be more active every day. But some days I feel lazy and don’t want to exercise. When I have those days, I look for strength and motivation in these inspirational quotes. And they usually do the trick and I get off the couch and move!

There are also times when I am sore from the previous day’s workout and it’s so easy to convince myself that I need a rest day, I deserve a rest day. But I know from past experience that this is the slippery slope that one rest extra rest days leads to one rest week, one rest month, and so on.

But have no fear, I turn to these four inspirational weight loss quotes and I get a small boost of energy.

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in, day out.

You can be sore today or sorry tomorrow. You choose.

inspirational weight loss quote - you can be sore today or sorry tomorrow. you choose

This month’s choices are next month’s body. 

Be stronger than your excuses.

Fall Off the Wagon

There are times when you do fall off the wagon. You didn’t make the best choices. No one is perfect, and don’t expect that you have to be perfect 100 percent of the time. Sometimes it feels like one step forward two steps backward. But don’t let that be the time you quit your weight loss journey or lifestyle change.

A couple of months ago, I didn’t feel great. I had no energy to exercise and worse of all, I was craving comfort food. But I bounced back after reading the following inspirational quotes.

Strive for progress, not perfection.

Never let a stumble in the road be the end of your journey.

inspirational weight loss quote - never let a stumble in the road be the end of your journey

Consistency doesn’t mean never messing up, it means never giving up.

When You Are Ready to Give Up

Do you have those days or times when you can’t go on anymore because it’s too hard? You are in pain, you’re tired, You are ready to give up. You have hit a plateau and despite all your best efforts, the scale isn’t moving. You have no support from family and friends.

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These are times when quitting is easier than continuing. You have to be strong when you are weak.  But, I have found these quotes to be very inspirational and helpful and gives me the strength and courage to keep going.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

If you are tired of starting over stop giving up.

inspirational weight loss quote - if you are tired of starting over, stop giving up

Don’t be upset by the result you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do. 

Slow Progress

Finally, weight loss is a very slow progress.  The experts say that we should aim to lose one to two pounds a week. When you have a lot of weight to lose, the length of time before you reach your goal weight can be daunting. But have no fear, remember these two quotes,

It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.

No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everybody on the couch.

inspirational weight loss quote - no matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch

The Very Best Inspirational Weight Loss Quotes

These specific inspirational weight loss quotes were the ones I used time and time again to help me through the hard times and over the hurdles. I fall. I get up and keep going. 
Keep these inspirational weight loss quotes handy and use them when you need some extra motivation and inspiration. Check out my best weight loss motivation tips for strategies to prevent or avoid those tough times.

Do you have an inspirational weight loss quote to add? I would love to hear from you!

The Very Best Inspirational Weight Loss Quotes

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Denise -

These are great quotes. Thanks for sharing!

Millie -

Hi Denise, Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like the quotes.

Anna Elle Liz -

These are so good! One of my favorites is “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Millie -

Hi Anna, I’m glad you like my quotes. I also like yours about ability, motivation and attitude!

Kimberlie -

I love that your weight loss inspirational quotes cover all the different phases of working out: wanting to give up, the belief that it’s too hard etc. They are perfect to keep me inspired.

Millie -

Thanks, Kimberlie. It’s so great that you found some inspiration in the quotes.

Heather @ US Japan Fam -

Down 80 pounds!!! What an inspiration you are! My most challenging time isn’t on the diet so much, once my head is in the game I do pretty well, but once I reach my goal weight that’s the hardest part for me, staying healthy and not gaining anything back!

Millie -

Hi Heather, Thanks. I still can’t believe that I have lost so much weight! Keeping the weight off is probably even harder than losing it. ut I’m sure you can do it.

Carolyn -

I love these!! I’m on week three of my weight loss journey. I put on a lot of weight during quarantine, and right now I just want to fit into the clothes I already own! I love “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.” Humans are inherently bad at long-term investment, so this is a great reminder that the choices we make now (even though they seem small) will have a greater effect in the long run. Great post, I feel so inspired!

Millie -

Hi Carolyn, Congratulations on week one of your weight loss journey! Quarantine has been difficult or so many of us. But good for you for taking the first step. Good luck! You got this!

Patricia P -

Love these quotes. It is important to stay motivated to workout. Exercise is so important for health.

Millie -

Hi Patricia, You are right – it’s so important to keep motivated to workout and that exercise is essential to good health.

Becky -

Fantastic Quotes, really helpful towards my motivation at the moment, thanks!! x

Millie -

Hi Becky, Thanks! I hope they help to keep you motivated!

Natalie -

I love these quotes. I will print some out and put them on my fridge. Need some motivation.

Millie -

Hi Natalie, Perfect! The fridge is an excellent location!

Tisha -

I definitely struggle with motivation and get frustrated. These are great to have on hand to remind me to keep going.

Millie -

Hoi Tisha, Great! I’m glad that you will find them useful.

Syedah Shifa -

These are some really motivating quotes. ‘It’s a slow process but, quitting won’t speed it up’ is my favourite one. Love them all!

Millie -

Hi Syedah, Thanks for your kind words. Your favorite quote is also my favorite. I need to remind myself every week that it is a slow process.


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