It sucks to be en route. The goal is the destination. But there is choice in how we arrive.
You can run a marathon in shoes below your size. It won’t make finishing feel any better, but it might prevent you from running the next one.
It hurts to realize you have a few pounds too many. Can’t the image in the mirror just…change? No, but you can loosen your belt. Let it out a notch, and get on with your diet.