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I remind myself to let go and let God every morning as I get up, and it comes to my mind when something happens that is not positive. I also claim the scripture that all things work together for the good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. Put that with prayer!
I don't view my bi-weekly walks and bike rides as 'exercise' - instead, I look at them as opportunities to catch up w/a friend, get the dogs outside, explore the world outside, smell the salt air... if I treated my rides as exercise, for example, I suspect I'd never get on the bike :)
If i've overdone it for lunch, then I know to defrost a chicken breast and veggies for dinner! knowledge is power and keeps you accountable. if I know I'm not going to be near a computer, I'll bring a small piece of paper in my pocket and and add up my carbs, protein, etc, and calories on the go.
I find that when I continue to say no to a certain food that I always end up over eating that food eventually.
I joined the gym at work and instead of spending my lunch hour sitting at my desk reading or catching up on e-mail, I work-out! It gets me through the afternoon slump, keeps me productive, and helps me resist a sweet afternoon snack.
I chop my salad and veggies in the morning. I have fruit ready when i need something sweet..but I have lost more weight when I have mini meals...5-6 small meals work..sometimes I make a big salad for lunch and finish it for dinner... keep all junk food out of your house especially if you have kids
Part of the uniqueness of Sparkpeople is the fact that everyone is there to support one another. If you weigh more than 100 pounds than you should no one cares. They are there to support you and care about you even when you have a bad week or whatever. This is such a great group of people.