There is a song by Sara Bareilles called Uncharted that talks about how if you "compare where you are to where you want to be you get nowhere!"
That reminds me a lot about losing weight and getting healthier: If you constantly look at where you are and compare it to where you want to be, you can really get bummed out! In other words, you end up going nowhere!
In my journey, I really hope to be going somewhere and while some comparison is probably okay, to continuously do so is the doom yourself to failure.
Let's be mindful of where we are and let's also think about where we want to be, but let's remember, too, that there is a timeline between the two—you don't go from one to the other automatically!
The difference between where (who) you are and where (who) you want to be is what you do or where you go in between.
And like the little graphic above states, "And what you have to do to get where you want to be may not be pretty or may not come easy..."
Make your journey worthwhile and remember that to get there (your goal), you may have to travel some murky trails.