I like to set the table, placemats, pretty dishes, glasses, cloth napkins...even when it's just me! It makes me focus on the experience, rather than just the food...and I eat slower, like when I'm in a nice restaurant.
I have been a dedicated exerciser for over 20 years...my secret? Tell myself THIS IS ALL FOR YOU BABY!!! No one else can give me the time and benefits of exercise...it's precious and I'm so worth it!!
I give myself a manicure, or put on really gooey handcream...that way I'm taking care of myself instead of stuffing my face!