You gotta take it "just one pound at a time"-- start tracking everything you eat until your new habits are formed!!-it is an eye opener for sure!!- Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!!- It really does make you feel better-- (I do mine early--before work-- so I wake up about 4am m-f-- weekends I sleep in!! It really needs to come from within the "ah-ha" moment everyone talks about is real!! If it doesnt come than motivation usually does go away!! _ I've had mine and it has stuck and will stick!! I wanna see my grandbabies one day!! I think a visual image can help!! I keep picturing myself in a cute pear of hiphuggers :)---Maybe you can buy a really pretty outfit and put it where you can see it everyday!!! Whatever you do just dont think about the overall amount but just one pound at a time!!