dids70 has some excellent advice. Write yourself a list. Post it in several places. Remind yourself why you need to lose the weight. And the number one reason on that list should be that you deserve to be healthy. Believe that.
The reason why you and many of us end up starting and stopping is that we have an "all or nothing" approach. That needs to be thrown out the window. Commit to changing your life and don't beat yourself up if you slip up from time to time. That's life and we're all about making a lifestyle change here. You can't stop and start life, so there's no need to feel we should stop and start getting healthy.
Commit to making one small change...and stick to it for 3 weeks. Give up fast food lunches, the mid-afternoon soda, the cigarette first thing out of bed...one thing. Or just add one healthy thing to your life: Take a 10 minute walk every lunch break, eat at least 2 servings of vegetables every dinner, or just track every breakfast you eat. Make one small change at a time. You'll see progress and THAT will keep you motivated.
And for the love of yourself, stay off the stinkin' scale. For a few months. It'll only discourage you. Your health means way more than what that number says on the scale.
| Pounds lost: 68.4