Yeah yeah yeah, it's only a month. What's the big deal? I mean really, what does a month matter in the grand scheme of things?
Let me up this in terms that any parent will understand.
Imagine that your kids have just dropped dead. And someone tells you "If you lose 20lbs this cycle, you'll have a 50/50 chance of getting them back. If you fail to lose the weight, you have to wait another month to even try. And every month that you fail to make the weight, your odds of succeeding in getting them back drop by 1-2%. By the way, you can't allow the stress to affect you. If you get stressed, your chances of success drop another 10%."
Still seem like it's only a month? Just skip it and try next month? Or does it suddenly seem very cruel that someone has just forced you into this situation?
My kids died. I'm trying to get them back. And I'm losing month after month after month for a variety of reasons. So yes, a month matters, and it's a big deal.