Staying focused and motivated. Sometimes there is not another/other person to push you or get you started on a goal. You have to look within and pull from yourself, strength and a desire to be successful. Take some "me time". Prioritize tasks and plan the steps it is going to take to reach goals.
Sticking with my nutrition plan - making healthier choices - has been my key to success. Making sure to get my 3 cups of veggies (total) at lunch and dinner are hard (I don't care for veggies), but I've learned they are essential in my reaching my healthier lifestyle goal.
... then all I have to worry about is the portion size. Makes life MUCH easier in the kitchen for me ;)
Take the time to set a place and eat your meals at the table. Don't do anything else while eating. Mindfulness during mealtimes will go a long way to helping you feel full and satisfied. And, even better, you will eat less!
GOD AND MY FAMILY KEEPS ME MOTIVATED BY REMINDING ME WHAT THE END RESULT WILL BE.
I keep my cell phone with me at all times - even in the kitchen when cooking.
By not eating meat I am forcing myself to make healthy choices so that I can get in my protein and iron counts. I get to be inventive, and source out new recipes to try. Legumes and tofu have become my new best friend.
When I feel hungry, sometimes it has to be something hot, so I boil water and add a portion controlled miso soup and add some cooked ve and there I have it and craving is gone.
Just wanted everyone to know that my back is doing better. Still recoverying but feel much better. As soon as I get an OK from Dr it's back on track with exercise.
Make a list of 10-20 questions you think your spouse should know about you and put the answers too so neither of you can cheat later. Have them do the same. Take turns asking each other the questions one at a time...