Day by day is a great way to go! So far my desire to develop my fitness activity has gone well. I don't expect as much out of myself as I used to, thereby releasing alot of unnecessary stress I often placed on myself. I follow the fitness guidelines set up by sparkpeople, working towards the calories listed on my fitness page. By doing this, as long as I do the work, the math takes care of itself. If my body doesn't cooperate, as happens sometimes, at least I know I've done my part! So far, so good. I'll check back often-it helps me stay accountable!