this is a really good article on keeping your motivation
make sure you track E V E R Y T H I N G you eat.
Set up some short term goals with small rewards for reaching them.
as far as the walking, if it's not fast paced (as in, elevating your heart rate) I wouldn't count it toward my exercise. Same with the housework. Yes, it's moving - and that's better than sitting. But FOR ME, that's something I do all the time so I don't count it as exercise (unless it's unusually intense work, like moving a lot of heavy boxes or shovelling snow, or something else out of the 'norm'). You know yourself better than I do, so you can decide if those daily things should count toward exercise for you.
with exercise and eating, you have to change it up. Your body will get use to what you do consistently. So you may have to eat at the top of your range for a few day, then mid range, then lower end. Or go high end on protein one day, then high end of your range on HEALTHY carbs, for example.
you have to constantly change SOMETHING about your workouts too (use heaver weights for ST, add sprints to your cardio, try a new activity, etc.)
our bodies seem to like their 'set points' and resist moving out of what they know.
what DOES motivate you? That could be a good place to start.
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