I have learned to make a list of baby steps for everything - including my career. Otherwise, writing a novel would be too overwhelming, just like losing one hundred pounds. I make my steps say "one page" and if that is too overwhelming, I just put down "add a paragraph or two". With dieting, I am celebrating the ounces lost, not the pounds. Really works. I even break my exercise into ten minute segments, although I have been known to add do "one minute" to my day planner, just in case I am feeling swamped. I always end up doing more.