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I keep a chain of paper clips next to my computer monitor at work. Each paper clip represents one pound lost. They are always front and center to help keep me motivated. I remember to say "No thank you" to the office doughnuts.
The thing that has helped me the most is to track everything that goes in my mouth. Even when I'm "cheating" or having a bad eat day. I track everything! Usually I slow down on that bad eat day once I have to put it on paper. It makes it more real for me. And holds me accountable!
You will make mistakes, you will stumble sometimes, but DON'T Give up! All the little steps backward are great lessons to help you on your journey. Getting through them makes you stronger. Keep going no matter what life brings you and eventually you will reach your goal.
One of the biggest helps to staying on track that I find is to have the measuring cups, spoons and food scales on my bench beside where I dish up meals - and to USE them for everything.