You are definately heading in the right direction. I have found the spark coach to be helpful as well! With regard to the exercise part I know it is hard...but you may want to consider it like a job. Your job doesn't end until it is done. For me it is immediately when I get home from work. I also started watching movies when I was on the treadmill or bike. It helped because there was no commercial interruptions through the DVD so I wasn't looking at the time. Hope this helps!