I work full time and find it difficult to get all of the walking in that I want to do every day. One thing I've learned to do is to park farther and farther away in the parking lot of my building at work. It forces me to walk in the morning and the evenings and it also forces me to be on time.
Do not underestimate the power of 10,000 steps a day. A pedometer is incredibly motivating. I won't go to bed unless I have reached the 10,000 step minimum. I am actually in constant competition with myself to see how many steps I can add by a given time each day.
I always keep one thing a size small as motivation for me to get into it. keep it where you can see it.
When I make a plan to take a trip I start saving all the $1 bills I get in change at the store. I put them in an envelope and save them until it's time to go. I also empty the change out of the bottom of my purse & in my car once a week to a special jar and we take that to the bank cash in.
I always select the clothes I'm going to wear the next day and set them out on my bathroom counter the night before. I never have to wonder (during a stressful morning!) what's clean, what matches, etc.
Drink one large glass of water before you start to eat it will help fill you up. And you want eat as much.
I pack my lunchbox everyday during the work week. I have a mid-morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack packed. This keeps me from going to the cafeteria - much easier to resist temptation!
I read several surveys on how rhythmical movements affect our brain "feeling good" chemical's .
I experimented on my feeling negative, or sad; getting up and moving in a rhythm ( music or just breathing) from walking to dancing does ALWAYS the trick..
Many different things work for different people. Just don't give up. Experiment with what might work for you. Eating a few less calories or adding a few more. Getting more intense exercise or just changing the routine. Find what works for you and Please DON'T GIVE UP