I'm probably repeating what you already have heard -
don't go for too many changes at once. Make one or two changes, then add another one or two as those become your new habits, etc.
don't go 'all or nothing'. You'll slip. We all do. The famous Spark analogy: if you are driving and have a flat tire, you don't puncture the other 3 tires and cancel your trip. You fix the flat and continue on your way.
you messed up and overate? That happens. Make good choices for the rest of the day.
you didn't workout 3 days in a row? That happens. Get up and go do 10 minutes worth of something, and do a better job with your exercise going forward.
don't get hung up on the scale. It's a stubborn, frustrating thing! Remember that there are MANY ways to measure your progress - you may lose inches, or be able to do more exercise, or have a lower resting heart rate, improved blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, etc. Celebrate those victories!
don't be too hard on yourself. Be tough, be honest, but don't punish yourself for not being perfect.
never, ever, ever give up!
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