When I make a plate of food, I make sure to put the most delicious things on the bottom, covered by the less delicious things. Ex. salad with cubes of meat and cheese at the bottom. This motivates me to eat all of the veggies or whatever's on top before eating the yummy stuff. If the yummy stuff is ...
Not only will it force you to watch how much you buy, the weight of the basket will give your arms a good workout while you shop!
Lowering the air temperature in your house, especially at night, can help keep you from getting sick. Keeping yourself warm with blankets will not hinder the effects of cooling the air.
I learned that I can't always take the stairs ALL the way up after I stayed on the 27th floor of a hotel. As a result, I concocted a plan to either take the stairs until exhausted and then use the elevator, or alternate between stairs and elevator. This method is also good if you're just starting.