My secret is using the Word of God to keep me motivated!
for example I can do ALL things through Christ whom is my strength!, or Nothing is impossible for God, etc... so I look for these scripitues and I chew on them all day! untill they are part of my life.
I only weigh myself once a week, that way I don't become obsessed with daily fluctuations.
Abdominal exercise you can & should do everywhere! Suck your belly button in tight & squeeze your butt in as if you're trying to pull up a pair of too tight jeans. Pretend the top of your head is being pulled by a string to the ceiling. Hold position. Puts you in proper posture & works your girdle.
I aim to lose 5 lbs at a time. Small goals --- little bits at a time, and eventually you get to your BIG goal!
Remember, it isn't about perfection; it's about persistence.
It's no use saving money on bargains if you have to drive miles to get them. I like to use a price comparison website (like MySupermarket) to see where the cheapest items are before I leave home.
Bad foods are everywhere! Just say no when someone offers you a donut or a cookie. You shouldn't feel bad about not eating something that someone offers you. Think of yourself first and just say no, but thank you!
Committing to a new you is not an overnight thing. It took your entire lifetime to create who you are now. To redefine who you want to be, start with small changes and gradually add more as you become accustomed to your changing self. Trust me, this CAN be FUN!
I try to exercise outside in an enjoyable place as much as possible. It is really convenient to have an elliptical at home, but that doesn't "feed" my soul the same way as taking a quick-paced walk in the woods or doing some yoga in my yard. Good for mind and body! :-)
I find that eating my largest meal at breakfast helps me stay active all day, it gives me the nutrients that fuel my activity and keep me moving. I always have most of my fiber and my dairy early, I have my fruit and veggies for dinner and find it easier to sleep soundly with less on my stomach